Real Madrid Welcomes Sporting Gijon Back To La Liga on August 23rd

Published on August 19th, 2015 9:32 pm EST

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Real Madrid will open their season on the road when they take on Sporting Gijon on August 23rd.

Real Madrid is looking to rebound after a disappointing season that saw them finish in second place in La Liga and lose in the Semi-Finals of Champions League. Barcelona is looking as strong as ever, so Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid will certainly have their work cut out for them if they want to improve on last season's second place finish.

Sporting Gijon, which was founded in 1905, will be making its return to La Liga for the first time since the 2012-13, when they finished in 19th place to earn relegation.

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Real Madrid is the clear favourite to win on Sunday - here are the current betting odds:

Sporting Gijon, 12.00
Draw, 6.00
Real Madrid, 1.22

According to the bookmakers, here are the three likeliest outcomes of Sunday's match:

Real Madrid Wins 2-0, 7.00
Real Madrid Wins 3-0, 8.00
Real Madrid Wins 2-1, 9.00

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Real Madrid is likely going to be battling tooth-and-nail against Barcelona this season, which means that they can not let any points slip them by. This means that games against teams such as Sporting Gijon must result in a full three points or else Real Madrid could soon find themselves in an inescapable hole against Barcelona.

For fans of Sporting Gijon, they get to officially celebrate their return to La Liga with a match against one of the very best football clubs in the world.

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