Eibar vs Real Madrid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as Los Blancos revisit a ground where they were humiliated last season.
Eibar vs Real Madrid Preview
This fixture holds plenty of bad memories for Real Madrid who were humbled 3-0 at Ipurua last term under Santi Solari. The Basques seemed to continue to find a way to get in behind Real’s back-line that day but they will expect a much tougher game this time around. You’d also anticipate Los Blancos would have learnt a thing or two about what went wrong here last November.
Eibar haven’t been quite so convincing so far this season in truth but they do finally look to be finding a bit of form. They head into this game following back-to-back 2-1 victories over Villarreal and Leganes. Those wins have given them a bit of breathing space on the relegation scrap and they’d be firmly heading in the direction of mid-table security were they to turn Real Madrid over again.
Zinedine Zidane will be determined to prevent that from happening and he would have been encouraged by his team’s performance in midweek. They hammered Galatasaray 6-0 in the Champions League with 18 year old Rodrygo really announcing his arrival on the big stage with a hat-trick. The Brazilian teenager could now get an extended run in the side and it’ll be interesting to see how he copes against a physical Eibar back-line.
Real Madrid’s injury problems have eased considerably since they suffered a shock defeat to Mallorca and they ought to be fairly close to their strongest eleven here with no real need for rotation given the international break follows this. Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez remain doubts but neither are guaranteed starters in any case.
Eibar vs Real Madrid Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Real Madrid
Eibar were well beaten at home by Barcelona a few weeks back and their record against the top sides since they surprisingly won promotion to the top flight is actually very poor. If Real Madrid can find something like the level they found in midweek, there should be no repeat of last season’s humiliation.
Eibar vs Real Madrid H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 4 Real Madrid Wins, 1 Eibar Win, 1 Draw.
- Eibar were convincing 3-0 winners in this fixture last term.
- Real Madrid had won on all of their 4 previous league visits to Ipurua.
- Real have won 8 of the 10 league clashes between the sides overall.
Predicted Line Ups
Dmitrovic – Blasis, Oliveira, Arbilla, Cote – Inui, Diop, Escalante, Orellana – Charles, Kike (4-4-2)
Real Madrid Team:
Courtois – Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric – Hazard, Benzema, Rodrygo (4-3-3)
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