Eibar vs Real Madrid: line-ups, score predictions, key stats & more - preview
Everything you need to know about the upcoming La Liga clash at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium.
⚽️ Latest team news
Marcelo, James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Luka Jovic are the notable absentees from the match squad. Strangely, only the Brazilian and the Serbian are ruled out due to injury problems. James and Gareth are not available due to the complicated situation regarding their national teams.
Eibar (via 90min)
"Eibar are once again expected to be without experienced centre-back Ivan Ramis due to a hamstring injury, while Roberto Correa is also a doubt due to a muscular problem. However, Eibar have no fresh injury concerns from the side that won at Leganes last time out, so it is likely that the same XI will be named."
⚽️ Stats you need to know (via 90min)
Real Madrid dominate this fixture, with the first meeting between the two sides being in 2014 after Eibar's first-ever promotion to the top flight. Despite only winning one of the 10 meetings between the two, Eibar can hod some hope – their solitary win came in this fixture last season, beating Los Blancos 3-0.
⚽️ Probable line-up
As Zinedine Zidane has said, there are no weak teams in the league. Keeping that in mind, you would want to have the strongest XI available. Although the opportunity to rotate the squad is there, the manager should concentrate on securing the victory rather than testing out less-experienced players.
⚽️ Score predictions
90min: "Eibar couldn't have hit form at any better time, and have given themselves a great chance to get a result against Los Blancos. However, Real Madrid will want to kick on from their 6-0 midweek win and put pressure on Barcelona. With Real Madrid's league form being unusually poor and Eibar's form peaking, a shock could be on the cards." Eibar 1-1 Real Madrid
Sportsmole: "Eibar recorded a terrific win over Madrid in the corresponding match last season, but it is difficult to see history repeating itself this weekend. We fancy Zidane's side to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight." Eibar 0-2 Real Madrid
⚽️ Main quotes
Zinedine Zidane: "Every game is tough. Maybe even more so in Eibar because it is a very small pitch. There are no easy games in La Liga and we're ready to complete a good performance. We had a few days to get ready for this game but we're preparing and I hope we can do a good game tomorrow."
What do you expect from Real Madrid against Eibar on Saturday?