Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:49 AM
Eibar vs. Real Madrid: La Liga Picks, Predictions, Odds
La Liga, the top soccer league in Spain, continues on Sunday, June 14, 2020, wrapping up the first week of action after a three-month hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Real Madrid, currently No. 2 in the La Liga table, will face Eibar, a club which is just looking to stay above the relegation line.
Real Madrid will host Eibar, and they’ll be looking to avoid the upset bug. Eibar has played down to their competition all season, and risen to the occasion against good teams, as is evidenced in wins against Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Villarreal.
Eden Hazard is expected to see minutes for Real Madrid on Sunday and the oddsmakers are favoring Los Blancos. (AP)
The match will not be played at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, their usual home, as the venerable stadium undergoes extensive renovation. Instead, they’ll play at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, home to Real Madrid Castilla, their reserve team. The venue seats just 6,000 fans, but that’s inconsequential since no fans will be in attendance.
Eibar vs. Real Madrid Betting Resources
Odds: Real Madrid -400, Eibar +975, Draw +560
Venue: Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium
Location: Madrid, Spain
TV-Time: beIN Sports, 4:00 p.m. ET
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Inside the Numbers
- 2nd place: Real Madrid – 56 Points (16-3-8)
- Goal Differential: +30 (49-19)
- Home Record: 9-4-0, GD +18 (27-9)
- 16th place: Eibar – 27 points (7-14-6)
- Goal Differential: -14 (27-41)
- Road Record: 1-5-7, GD -13 (8-21)
The better team, easily, has been Real Madrid. However, Eibar has risen up and stung clubs in the past. Those upsets all transpired at home, and in front of their fans. They’ll be on the road and in an empty stadium, so they won’t be able to feed off of the energy of a crowd, either hostile or friendly.
Real Madrid (16-3-8) is not expected to have the services of Nacho for this one, as he was dinged up during training last week. Fred Valverde might get an opportunity to show what he can do. Eden Hazard is also back to full health and expected to be leaned upon for the home side.
Eibar (7-14-6) will be missing Gonzalo Escalante, so look for Sebastian Cristoforo to pair with Pape Diop in the central midfield. Ivan Ramis is also still nursing an injury and will be unavailable for Eibar.
Eibar vs. Real Madrid Head-to-Head Action
Last 5 Meetings
- Nov. 9, 2019 – Real Madrid 4 at Eibar 0
- April 6, 2019 – Eibar 1 at Real Madrid 2
- Nov. 24, 2018 – Real Madrid 0 at Eibar 3
- March 10, 2018 – Real Madrid 2 at Eibar 1
- Oct. 22, 2017 – Eibar 0 at Real Madrid 3
Across the past seven meetings, Real Madrid has posted a 5-1-1 mark against Eibar, outscoring them by a 16-7 margin. During the span, Eibar has netted one or no goals in six of those meetings, with the lone exception a surprising 3-0 victory on Nov. 24, 2018.
Game Prediction Best Bets
Real Madrid 3 Eibar 0
Real Madrid -400 - Bet Now at DraftKings
Madrid is super expensive on the 3-way match result in real-time. While they’re almost certain to win, risking four times your potential return is just not a good way to go about your betting business.
Over 2.5 Goals
Playing Over 2.5 (-189) will cost you a pretty penny, but it’s the better way to go. Over 3.5 (+130) is no good, as Eibar cannot be depended upon to score, and Real Madrid could very well be rusty after such a long layoff, too.
Players to Score
Eibar – None Real Madrid – Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale
You can skip the Eibar side of the player props, but focus on Real Madrid. Hazard (+120) is returning from an injury, and obviously the COVID-19 layoff, so he’ll likely be itching to go even more than his teammates. Bale (+150) is also a solid play to score anytime, and his return is even more impressive. Both of the international stars should find the back of the net in this one.