Eibar vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga 2018/19
24th November, 12:00 pm BST
Ipurua Municipal Stadium, Eibar
Santiago Solari takes his Real Madrid up north to Eibar on Saturday as the recently appointed manager looks to build on our winning streak.
Back-to-back victories over Valladolid and Celta Vigo have seen us close the gap on leaders Barcelona to four points, though it is very tight at the top and we’re currently down in sixth place.
We’ve had virtually all our first team flying across the globe over the past week during the international break, whilst this weekend’s hosts don’t have as many star players.
Eibar have picked up 10 of their 15 points at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium so far this season, though did take a credible 1-1 draw away at Atletico Madrid towards the start of the season – when Diego Simeone’s side were off to a slow start.
Otherwise, Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side haven’t produced much in the way of impressive results and shouldn’t stand in our way from getting another three points this weekend. The betting online has us as odds on favourites so we have every reason to expect victory.
We could even welcome back both starting full-backs, Marcelo and Dani Carvajal this weekend after recent injuries, but centre-back Nacho is not due back until the new year. Holding midfielder Casemiro picked up a sprained ankle before the international break and is due to miss Saturday’s game.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona meet at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night in a top of the table clash, meaning we can close the gap on at least one of these with three points ourselves.
Predicted Real Madrid Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco; Lucas Vazquez, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale
Predicted Eibar Starting Lineup (4-4-2): Marko Dmitrovic; Ruben Pena, Ivan Ramis, Paulo Oliveira, Cote; Fabian Orellana, Pape Diop, Sergio Alvarez, Pablo Hervias; Sergi Enrich, Kike Garcia
Eibar vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Real Madrid are widely expected to win at Eibar with our superior players and the bookmakers currently have us as 1/2 favourites.
Santiago Solari has seen his side win both of their La Liga matches by exactly two goals. Real Madrid are 7/5 to win by two goals or more at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium.
Sergio Ramos has scored in both of Solari’s games so far. The centre-back is 10/3 to score anytime on Saturday.
Prediction: Eibar 0-3 Real Madrid (11/1)