SD Eibar


Municipal de Ipurua

10/03/2018 | 12:00 pm

Real Madrid CF


Municipal de Ipurua

10/03/2018 | 12:00 pm

In a sentence: Eibar host third-placed Real Madrid in La Liga with the home side currently in eighth position and still in the hunt for a Europa League qualification spot.

Last time: The last meeting between these sides at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua ended as a 4-1 win for Real Madrid. A Karem Benzema double was added to by goals from James Rodriguez and Marco Asensio, with Ruben Pena netting Eibar’s consolation goal in the 72nd minute.

This time: Eibar are 5/1 to win this match, while Real Madrid are 1/2 and the draw is 7/2.

You might remember: A 2-0 win for Los Blancos at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua in November 2015, where a Gareth Bale goal just before half time and a late Cristiano Ronaldo penalty sealed the three points.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

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Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to top form of late, and he’ll be a major threat to Eibar after netting his 31st goal of the season against PSG on Tuesday

Eibar’s last game was an away draw with Deportivo La Coruna which ended 1-1. Japanese international Takashi Inui had put Los Armeros ahead in the 11th minute before Florin Andone equalised for the home side in the 33rd. The Basque side are sitting in eighth place just two points behind Villareal who occupy the last automatic Europa League Qualification spot in sixth.

Real Madrid will be buoyed by ensuring their progression into the quarter-finals of the Champions League by knocking out PSG 5-2 on aggregate. They face a tricky trip away to Eibar here though, while they have nothing really to play for in the league sitting 15 points behind Barcelona. Manager Zidane might rotate heavily in this one after their midweek exploits.

Eibar are 5/1 to win here and have lost just four times at home in the league this season, winning seven times and drawing three matches. A 1-0 win for the home side has odds of 20/1.

The draw is 7/2 and both sides have six draws each in La Liga this season. A 0-0 draw is 20/1, while a 1-1 is priced at 8/1.

Real Madrid are 1/2 to win this game but lost their last away game to Espanyol 1-0 two weeks ago, and they also lost to Girona 2-1 away from home earlier this season. They have won just seven games on their travels in the league this season, drawing four others. A 2-0 victory for Real Madrid has odds of 8/1.

Cristiano Ronaldo has 16 league goals to his name so far this season and got on the scoresheet yet again in the Champions League on Tuesday – he is 10/3 to score the first goal of the match.

Eibar’s top goal scorer Charles has six goals to his name, and is 8/1 to net the first goal of the game or 15/8 to score anytime.

Match Summary


Look out for:

Real Madrid to continue their unbeaten run against the little Basque club. Los Blancos have won six out of the last seven meetings between the sides drawing just once, 1-1 in the Bernabeu last season. A 2-1 win for Zidane’s men is 7/1.


We fancy:

Marco Asensio to score and Real Madrid to win as a score/win double, which has odds of 3/1. The young and gifted forward has scored in his last two games against Eibar and has already got six goals to his name in the league. He is 7/1 to score the game’s first goal.


It’s a long shot, but:

A half time/full time result of Eibar/ Real Madrid is around 22/1. In two of their last five league games Real have gone a goal behind, before turning things around against Leganes and Real Betis. A 3-1 win for Real Madrid is 10/1.

Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.