Eibar welcome Real Madrid at Saturday lunch time, as the match kicks off at the unconventional Spanish time of 1:00pm. Real Madrid have turned back to winning ways in recent weeks, and will hope to continue that run against a team they have defeated 7 out of their last 8 meetings.

Home Team: Eibar

Eibar had finished in the top half of the table last year, and there are no signs this season that they are going to improve from that excellent position obtained previously. Nonetheless, Eibar will be relatively pleased with their recent form, and in particular their home form where they picked up 10 points from a possible 18. Eibar will have to keep 11 men on the field to challenge the mighty Real Madrid, and that is a feat they haven’t achieved in their last two matches, by receiving red cards in both matches. However, they managed to avoid defeat on both occasions and even win one game against in-form Alaves. Defender Anaitz Arbilla will miss this huge match for his club, as he serves a suspension.

Away Team: Real Madrid

Santiago Scolari has been given the role of Real Madrid manager until the end of the season, as he has turned their side’s fortunes. Since being in charge temporarily, he has managed to manoeuvre four wins on the bounce, scoring 15 goals in the process, where prior to his appointment, it was the lack of goals being scored that was Real Madrid’s problem. On paper though, Real Madrid were expected to win those matches, and any dropped points would perhaps not cemented his job to a full time position. Real Madrid will hope to make it 5 wins in a row, and keep in touching distance of their rivals. Remarkably, they are only three points behind Atletico Madrid, and four points behind Barcelona, despite their shocking start to the season. Their two rivals go head to head this weekend, so the need for a win here is imperative to guarantee they make ground.

Head to Head

Eibar were promoted to La Liga for the 2014/2015 season, and have played Real Madrid 8 times in recent years. Unfortunately for them, they have only been able to muster one point from a possible 24 points available. To make matters worse, their draw was actually at the Santiago Bernabeu, meaning they have lost all of their home matches to Real Madrid since their promotion. In those four wins, Real Madrid have scored 12 goals, conceding just the 2. In last season’s encounter, Real Madrid won 2-1, but Cristiano Ronaldo got both goals then, including a late winner for his club.

Predictions and Betting Tips

Eibar are at 19/4 to get their first win against Real Madrid, with the visitors priced at 1/2. A draw is at 7/2. The odds are relatively kind for Real Madrid, as I had put them down as incredibly stout favourites to win this, considering the two teams’ head to head record, and recent form. I will go for a Real Madrid win here by the score line of 3-0 at 11/1. Karim Benzema has been amongst the goals of late, and remains Real Madrid’s biggest threat this season, so I’d back the French striker to score first at 4/1. As La Liga has been a league of many shocks this season, you can bet on Eibar to get a win OR draw in this match, in a ‘double chance’ bet at 6/4. Finally, Eibar have been reduced to 10 men in their last two matches. If you feel that they will lose their discipline for an unprecedented 3rd time in a row, you can back them having another player sent off at 9/1.

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