Real Madrid will aim to keep a close range with the La Liga leaders Barcelona when they welcome Eibar at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday evening.
The Madrid-side team plays on matchday 28 sitting five points behind Quique Setien’s side after their 4-0 victory against Mallorca on Saturday evening and they’ve got 11 more games to close the gap on the defending champions.
Despite being outscored 67-49 by Barça, Madrid currently have the strongest defensive record in La Liga, conceding just 19 goals so far.
Will Los Blancos overpower their opponent as they return to action or will José Luis Mendilibar mastermind the destruction of Madrid’s title charge?
Real Madrid & Eibar’s possible line-ups:
- Real Madrid possible line-up: Courtois; Militao, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Benzema, V. Junior.
- Eibar possible line-up: Dmitrovic; Rober, Arbilla, Bigas, Angel; Alvarez, Escalante*; Orellana, Exposito, Inui; Kike.
Good news coming from Madrid’s camp is that Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio are back to fitness while the bad news is that Spain Centre-back, Nacho is out with an injury picked up in training lately and Zinadane Zidane announced that Luka Jovic may miss the rest of the season due to broken foot.
Eibar’s midfielder Gonzalo Escalante will be unavailable due to suspension, while centre-back Ivan Ramis is suspended for the trip to the Bernabeu.
Final Score Prediction: Real Madrid 3 – 0 Eibar