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Real Madrid vs Eibar, 2017 La Liga: Match Preview

Real Madrid looks to pick up all three points away against Eibar.

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Real Madrid CF v UD Las Palmas - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

After another tight-lipped game during the week, Real Madrid will travel to the Municipal de Ipura this weekend to take on seventh-placed Eibar.

Wednesday night’s outing against Las Palmas resulted with a mixed bag of emotions that left many questions in the air. However, the team can not dwell on the match for too long as they must prepare for an inform Eibar side.


Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; James, Vazquez, Benzema

Eibar: Yoel; Lopez, Arbilla, Ramis, Luna; Leon, Escalante, Inui, Garcia, Pena; Enrich

Players to Watch: Typically, this segment is to stress a player of singular importance; however, after previous results, the player or players to watch this weekend are the entire Madrid squad. Having returned from two-goal deficits in both of their last matches, one thing stood out: the team has heart but no early tenacity. Madrid does not look like a team fit for a full 90; furthermore, they don’t look like a team who cares. With a difficult match upon them, it’s time to watch every player to see whether or not they will leave their heart and soul on the field.

X-Factor: In six games, Eibar striker Sergi Enrich has scored five goals and assisted three. No doubt about it, Enrich is in form and Madrid should be aware of that. Being rested in his side’s last match against Real Sociedad, the striker should be fully prepared to light up the goal at home this weekend.

Time and Location: Saturday, March 4th 2017 at 10:15 EST/ Municipal de Ipura

Past Meeting: October 2nd 2016: 1-1 Draw

How to watch

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), BeIN La Liga.

Available streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a huge offer for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

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Top Goal Scorer (Goals (all comps)):

Real Madrid:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 18 (25)

2. Alvaro Morata – 8 (12)

3. Gareth Bale – 7 (9)


1. Sergio Enrich 10 (10)

2. Pedro Leon 8 (9)

3. Adrian Gonzalez 4 (4)

Table (Record: W-D-L):

Real Madrid: 2nd – 56pts (17-5-2)

Eibar: 7th – 39pts (11-6-8)

Staff Predictions

Result (1) Score (2) Goal Scorers (3) Total Score
Result (1) Score (2) Goal Scorers (3) Total Score
Om RM Win 2-1 CR7, Ramos; Higuaín 42
Kiyan RM Win 3-1 Benz, CR7, Asensio; Pjanic 45
Timm RM Win 2-1 (RM win extra time) CR7, Ramos; Dybala 41
Mike - - - 34
Lucas RM Loss 1-2 CR7; Higuaín, Dybala 26
Nate RM Win 4-2 -CR7x2, Bale, Morata; Higuain, Dybala 47
Marc - - - 3
Lewis - - - 10
Tommy RM Loss 1-2 Benz; Higuaín, Mandzukic 19
Naguib RM Win 2-0 CR7, Bale 29
Vicki - - - 1
Ondra RM Win 2-0 CR7, Ramos 18
Jack RM Win 2-2 (RM win on pk's 4-3) CR7, Ramos; Dybala x2 6
Matt RM Win 1-0 CR7 8
Sam RM Win 2-1 - 1
José RM Win 3-1 CR7 x2, Morata; Mandzukic 3

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