Real Madrid travel away to Eibar in Saturday’s early kick-off, as La Liga resumes following a two week international break.
The European champions are still adjusting to life under newly appointed manager Santiago Solari but based on their results since the Argentine’s appointment, things are going according to plan.
How to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 24 November|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||12:00 (BST)|
|Where Is It Played?||Ipurua Municipal Stadium|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||Eleven Sports|
|Referee?||Juan Martinez Munuera|
Los Blancos centre back Nacho is a doubt but Dani Carvajal, Marcelo and Raphael Varane are all in contention to make their respective returns, after missing Madrid’s last match at Celta Vigo.
Eibar will be without midfielder Papa Diop and defender Anaitz Arbilla, who are both suspended for the match, while winger Pedro Leon remains ruled out with a long term foot injury.
|Eibar||Riesgo; Pena, Ramis, Angel, Oliveira; Orellana, Cucurella, Escalante, De Blasis; Jordan; Charles.|
|Real Madrid||Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić; Asensio, Benzema, Bale.|
Head to Head Record
Real have a healthy unbeaten record against Eibar, with eight victories from their ten games in all competitions.
Of those wins, seven have come in La Liga, where Los Blancos have scored 23 goals against
As mentioned, Real have yet to suffer a bad day since the appointment of Solari and that is thanks to two league wins and a victory each in the Champions League and Copa del Rey.
That they’ve managed three clean sheets in this run is as a big positive for a side that had kept just one in their last seven games in all competitions and they will be hoping to add a fourth on Saturday afternoon.
Eibar kept a clean sheet in their previous game themselves but manager
Here’s how each team has performed in their last five fixtures.
|Real Valladolid 0-0 Eibar (10/11)||Celta Vigo 2-4 Real Madrid (11/11)|
|Eibar 2-1 Alaves (4/11)||Viktoria Plzeň 0-5 Real Madrid (7/11)|
|Sporting Gijon 2-0 Eibar (1/11)||Real Madrid 2-0 Real Valladolid (3/11)|
|Celta Vigo 4-0 Eibar (27/10)||Melilla 0-4 Real Madrid (31/10)|
|Eibar 1-1 Athletic Bilbao (21/10)||Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid (28/10)|
Prediction: Eibar 1-3 Real Madrid