European champions Real Madrid will be looking to build on recent league wins over Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo as they travel to take on a tricky Eibar side in Saturday’s early kick-off. Madrid will be favourites to continue their run of victories despite the hosts losing just one of their last five.
Where and when: Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa, Eibar – 24 November, kick-off 12:00
Where you can see Eibar vs. Real Madrid: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: A Cristiano Ronaldo double saw Madrid edge out the Basque side 2-1 in their last meeting in March, while Los Blancos have won all three of their previous visits to the Ipurúa and have never been beaten by Eibar.
|Real Madrid half time/full time||5/4||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||5/4||Offer|
|Dani Ceballos anytime scorer||17/4||Offer|
Eibar vs. Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
This Saturday will be Santiago Solari’s first match in charge of Real Madrid having been appointed on a permanent basis last week.
The Argentine guided the club to four successive victories during his interim stint, even if Melilla, Real Valladolid, Viktoria Plzen and Celta Vigo was an accommodating run of fixtures.
He will be favoured to continue the perfect start on Saturday at a ground where Madrid have always won, even if Eibar have picked up a little form recently.
The Basque host still lie in the bottom half of the standings and goals remain a problem, with just four going in across their last five matches.
It is not surprising that it is the away side who are strong favourites to win this encounter at odds of 1/2, with Eibar priced at 5/1 and the draw available at 10/3.
These fixtures tend to regularly produce goals with 10 going in across the last three meetings, so over 3.5 goals at 5/4 appears to be a solid bet with over 4.5 at 27/10.
A ‘double chance’ on Eibar to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 6/4 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 1/8.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 5/4.
One to watch for Eibar: Brazilian striker Charles is Eibar’s top league scorer so far this campaign with three strikes in 11 appearances. The former Celta Vigo and Malaga man is priced at 13/8 to score in this encounter.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Dani Ceballos is gaining increasing prominence at Real Madrid and already has as many league starts (4) this season as he had last. He scored in Madrid’s last La Liga outing at Celta Vigo while also scoring for Spain against Croatia. The midfielder is available at 17/4 to net here.
Long shot: It was only just over a month ago that Madrid went four games without a goal while Eibar have two consecutive clean sheets, but conversely have failed to score in three of their last five games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 26/1.