Eibar vs Real Madrid
Eibar will host Real Madrid in the 13th round of Spanish La Liga at Ipurua Municipal.
Eibar is a small club with not such a valuable squad if we compare them with the other teams in La Liga. Only Vallecano, Valladovid and Huesca have smaller budgets, but that's the three promoted clubs from the last season, so it's not so surprising. Still Eibar have some really good players like Charles and Enrich in their attack+ Kike and in midfield they have Fabian Orellana, who knows how to score against the big clubs, including Real Madrid and also young midfielders Sergio Alvarez+Joan Jordan. They are 13th in the ranking, but that's mostly because they are not good travellers. At home they succeeded to score in every single of their matches including against Sevilla, Sociedad and Bilbao and there they won most of their points.
Real Madrid are 6th in the ranking right now, which doesn't speak good about the team. It's mostly because of their previous coach Julen Lopetegui, whose results with the clubs were very poor. With the new coach Santiago Solari the vision of the team looks way much different and in 4 games with him, the club has 4 wins and scored 15 goals, while receiving only two. The injury crisis also left the club and now they can rely almost to all of their best players. Just to bring to mind that in their last away game against Celta the team was without almost their whole starting defensive line. Well, the supporters of Real Madrid had to keen on with the slowly starts of the club in the last seasons, but we all know what they finally achieve at the end.
Eibar will be without Dmitrovic, their first goalkeeper and that's a big miss for the club for sure. He is something like a hero from the start of the season, making a lot of saves, so that's obviously a big bonus for Real. Also Arbilla, main defender is suspended, together with Pape Diop(m). The last missings are Pedro Leon(m) and Jordi Calavera(d).
Real Madrid problems with injuries are almost gone. For this game they will be without Navas, Nacho, Casemiro, Vallejo and Diaz. That's really much smaller amount of players, when a few weeks ago they were also without Isco, Varane, Carvajal, Marcelo and others..
Since 2014 H2H Real Madrid have 7 wins and 1 draw against Eibar. They won all of their 4 visits at Ipurua Municipal. Last two times they did it with 1:4 and 1:2. With the new coach Real Madrid have, I expect to see them much better in attack and to succeed to score enough goals for the final win and three points. The difference between them and the leaders Barca is not huge, only 4 points, so they have start winning against the smaller clubs, no matter if they have to play at home or as visitors. The miss of Eibar regular goalkeeper should have an influence for sure, but they know how to use their chances in attack, especially playing at home.
I am going with Real Madrid in this match to win it, but also BTTS. 1:2 is my main prediction as a correct score.
Eibar vs Real Madrid prediction
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