Spanish champions Real Madrid will look to continue their resurgence in form as they travel to in-form Eibar at Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane’s side will be favourites despite taking on an Eibar side who have only lost three of their last 14 outings.
Where and when: Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa– 10 March, kick-off 12:00
Where you can see Eibar v Real Madrid: Sky Sports, William Hill
Last time: Madrid ran out 3-0 victors at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu earlier in the campaign – an own goal from Paulo Oliveira was followed by strikes from Marco Asensio and Marcelo to give the champions a routine victory.
Eibar v Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
Madrid’s form has improved markedly over the course of the past two months despite a recent league loss at Espanyol. They have gained 22 points from their last nine six league games and netted an impressive 33 goals in the process.
Zinedine Zidane’s team also defeated Paris Saint-Germain in both legs of their Champions League last 16 tie and could yet savour more success this season.
Eibar have faced a tricky run of fixtures – defeats at home to Barcelona and at Celta Vigo were not poor results, but they may have been disappointed to only draw at 10-man Deportivo.
Chasing a European spot, Jose Mendilibar’s side have an impressive 31 points from their last 16 league games – the same as Madrid in the same period.
The Spanish and European champions are favourites to win this clash at 8/15, while an unlikely home victory is available at 28/5 with the draw priced at 15/4.
A ‘double’ chance on an Eibar win or a draw is available at 8/5 while over 3.5 goals in the game is priced attractively at 13/10.
One to watch for Eibar: Brazilian forward Charles has not scored a goal this year but is the club’s top league scorer of the season with six goals. He is available at 12/5 to score at any point in this game.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 15 goals in his last nine matches to take him up to 31 goals for the campaign. The Portuguese star is priced at 10/11 to score anytime in this fixture.
Long shot: In their last four losses, Eibar have failed to score a goal while they have only conceded five in their last five, or 12 in their last 13. For this to be another low scoring tie with under 1.5 goals is priced at 21/4.