Real Madrid vs Eibar: Battle for the title continues
Real Madrid vs Eibar: Match preview and predictions
If anyone was happy with this break, then it is the team from Madrid. They had problems with injuries, the form was not at a satisfactory level. Considering the announcements from the club, the players had strict rules that they had to respect and which they respected because Real starts every season with only one goal and that is the title in La Liga.
They have good chances for that, they do not decide their own destiny, but they still need to win as many matches as possible until the end and wait for a possible failure of Barca, because there are no more clashes with them this season.
Eibar is the team that has the best chances of relegation without currently being in the danger zone.
Real Madrid team news:
Five points separate second-placed Madrid from Barcelona at the moment, given the fact that Barcelona defeated Mallorca 4-0. Zinedine Zidane’s team have dropped points in 11 of their 27 league games this season, but are still in the title race, mainly due to a strong defense. They have the best defense in the league at the moment.
Real will play their last six home games at their training ground and it remains to be seen what impact this could have on players after this pandemic.
The Los Blancos have actually won just one of their last four games in the league. They beat Barcelona 2-0 in El Clasico on March 1, but suffered a 2-1 defeat against Real Betis in the last match before the league break.
The good news for Real Madrid is that Eden Hazard is back, and with him also Marco Asensio, who has recovered from injuries. Both are expected to take their place in the first today.
Probable lineup: Courtois, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Mendy, Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco; Hazard, Benzema.
Eibar team news:
Eibar has solidified their place in La Liga over the last five seasons and have finished ninth and 12th in the last two seasons. The Basques are facing a struggle for survival in the league. They are in the 16th position in the table, only two points above the relegation zone. Only Mallorca and Espanyol have lost more games in La Liga this season than this team. The trip to Madrid is not exactly what the fans would like, as they need a win.
Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side have lost four of their last five in the Spanish league, including two consecutive defeats by Mallorca and Sociedad before the championship was suspended. Eibar also suffered a 4-0 defeat when they welcomed Madrid in a rematch in November.
Gonzalo Escalante has been suspended due to a red card he received against Sociedad. On the other side, experienced defender Ivan Ramis remains off the field. Paulo Oliviera has returned from suspension, however, and should return to the starting lineup.
Probable lineup: Dmitrovic, Arbilla, Oliveira, Bigas, Cote, Leon, Diop, Cristoforo, Orellana, Enrich, Charles.
We haven’t got any doubts about this match. Real will win for sure. The only question is how many goals they will score. What we expect is that they will score at least three goals.
Where to watch:
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