A Rejunevated Real Madrid will aim to make it 5 wins in their last 5 games in all competitions when they face Eibar at Municipal de Ipurua on Sunday night.
Real Madrid have brushed their November poor form aside to record 4 wins in their last 4 games with 3 cleansheets recorded. They have kept cleansheets against Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, and Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League.
Zinedine Zidane’s side currently sit third in the table, level on points with second-placed Real Sociedad albeit having 2 games in hand, while Eibar occupy the 13th spot, having made a solid start to the season where they are one of the 3 teams to have conceded the lowest number of goals.
Zinedine Zidane has a full squad to select.
Mariano Diaz, Luka Jovic and Martin Odegaard are all available for selection. Eden Hazard and Vinicius Junior are out and not included in the 22 man match day squad.
Casemiro is also back to the side after missing the clash with Athletic Bilbao through suspension. This mean the Brazilian defending midfield could replace Luka Modric in the middle of the park, with Federico Valverde potentially earning another start and Toni Kroos completing the midfield selection.
Eibar will be without the services of Cote, Quique Gonzalez and Rober Correa through injury for the clash against Real Madrid while Esteban Burgos is suspended after he picked his fifth yellow if the season against Real Sociedad.
Kevin Rodrigues, Pedro Bigas, Paulo Oliveira and Sergi Enrich are also doubts for the Sunday night fixture against Real Madrid.
Eibar possible lineup:
Dmitrovic; Pozo, Arbilla, Bigas, Rodrigues; Inui, Exposito, Diop, Gil; Muto, Kike
Real Madrid possible lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Mendy; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Benzema, Rodrygo
Eibar La Liga form: DDWDD
Real Madrid La Liga form: DLWWW
Eibar are keeping things tight at the back this season and will look to frustrate the visitors tonight. They have conceded just 10 goals so far this season which is something unbelievable for a team lying in 13th spot. They have scored a joint low 9 goals which means they are struggling for goals.
Eibar last lost a game on the 30th of October which shows Real Madrid have a lot of work to do if they are to secure a win. Eibar have scored 4 goals in their last 5 league matches and conceded just 2 goals keeping cleansheets in 3 matches.
Most of these matches are against bottom teams. Real Sociedad is the only top ranked team they played recently and drew 1-1.
Real Madrid meanwhile are currently in rich vein of form and look like they can beat anyone. They started with the away win against Sevilla followed by the must win fixture against Borussia Monchengladbach and the derby win. They are having a great December with their last loss coming on the first day of December.
Club captain Sergio Ramos is back and confidence is restored back to the shaky backline. A fit squad means Zinedine Zidane has lot of options to choose from. The derby win against Atletico Madrid is a season changer and will redefine their rather indifferent season.
It’s another match for Real Madrid that they need a win to close the gap on league leaders Atletico Madrid. The presence of key members of the squad means Real Madrid will have a full squad and Zidane can select the best players to secure a win.
Eibar despite their good form, have not enjoyed success with the top teams winning only once out of 6 meetings.
Zinedine Zidane’s boys know this is a game for the taking and they must not bottle it.
Real Madrid win at odds 1.54 on betscorum is an ideal bet for this occasion.
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