The new La Liga season gets underway on Friday 18th August as another exciting campaign kicks off with Real Madrid and Atletico both facing early tests. UEFA Super Cup winners Real Madrid face a potentially tricky away trip to Deportivo La Coruna on the opening day of the new La Liga season. Los Blancos have been priced up at 2/9 for success and they have fared well recently at Estadio Riazor with last season’s 6-2 victory still fresh in their minds. Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t played much in pre-season but may feature in some capacity here. Zinedine Zidane’s side are joint favourites for the title with Barcelona and the Blaugrana start their campaign under new manager Ernesto Valverde at home to Real Betis. The Catalan side are expected to prevail with relative ease and are priced at 1/10 to pick up three points at the Nou Camp. They have lost Neymar this summer but their pursuit of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho continues. Atletico will be expecting a much better season under Diego Simeone this time around and they begin their campaign with a Saturday evening showdown at newly promoted Girona. They are priced at 4/11 to get off to a winning start. Elsewhere, Valencia begin their campaign against Las Palmas on Friday evening, whilst Celta Vigo against Real Sociedad looks set to be an entertaining clash, with many punters looking towards goals-based markets, such as Over 2.5 and Both Teams to Score for this particular fixture. Sevilla have lost some key players this summer and their new manager Eduardo Berizzo will be desperate to get off to a winning start when his side host Espanyol on Saturday. Finally, Monday evening sees newly promoted Levante open up against Villareal and Malaga host Eibar in the late kick-off. It’s set to be terrific opening weekend of La Liga fixtures with yet another fascinating title race getting underway in the Spanish top flight.