Real Madrid (Los Blancos) are the highest earning football club in the world. Continuous members of La Liga since its formation, they play their home games at the Bernabeu Stadium. Their traditional kit is all white.
Founded in 1922, they are the most successful team in Spanish history. They have won the League title 33 times, and the Copa del Rey on 19 occasions. They have won the Champions League 13 times and have also won the UEFA Cup twice. Additionally they have been Club World Cup champions four times.
Along with Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid hold the record of never having been relegated from La Liga.
They have a significant local rivalry with Atlético Madrid, but their bitterest enmity is with Barcelona. They play El Clásico, one of the most hotly contested derbies in the world. The hostility between the two teams is not just because they are usually playing for the major honours but is also political.
Real Madrid predictions for this season were affected by two high profile departures at the end of last season. Firstly manager Zinedine Zidane resigned after the Champions League Final last June, and then star striker Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus. Without them the team have struggled this season, and will almost certainly finish third.
However, Zidane is now back at the club with a remit to get them back on track. A Real Madrid betting tip for this summer is to expect them to spend big, and to see many new names arrive at the Bernabeu. That means Real Madrid tips for next season should focus on them being serious contenders for both La Liga and the Champions League again.