Real Madrid vs Eibar prediction – Real Madrid are back and will welcome Eibar at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium for their La Liga return.
Bolstered by the return of Eden Hazard from injury, with the Belgian motivated to salvage what has been a frustrating, injury-hit debut season in the capital, Zidane’s side are already on the back foot after Barcelona’s win at Mallorca on Saturday.
The champions will be within reach though should they take care of business here.
But Zinedine Zidane will be tasked with some major decisions with a squad packed with world class talent.
Here is our prediction for what promises to be a thrilling return for both Real Madrid and La Liga overall.
When is it and what time does it start?
The match will begin at 6:30pm at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium on Sunday 14 June.
How can I watch it online and on TV? Is there a live stream?
All La Liga matches will be available free to Sky customers.
What is the team news?
Eden Hazard is primed to return for Los Blancos after initially fearing his season was over in February following ankle surgery.
Zidane has a plethora of options to consider alongside the Belgian to join Karim Benzema in the front three, including: Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez, the fit-again Marco Asensio, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
Zidane may opt to put Luka Modric on the bench with a trident of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Fede Valverde preferred. While Nacho and Luka Jovic are out injured.
What are the predicted line-ups?
Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde; Isco; Hazard, Benzema
Eibar predicted XI: Dmitrovic; Arbilla, Oliveira, Bigas, Cote; Leon, Diop, Cristoforo, Orellana; Enrich, Charles
After recovering Eden Hazard, expect Zinedine Zidane’s side to come out fast as La Liga returns, especially with Barcelona already a further three points clear. With competition all over the pitch in what might be the deepest squad in world football, they cannot afford a sluggish start if they hope to hunt down Barcelona.
We’ll opt for a 3-0 home win here in what should signal the start of a fascinating conclusion to the title race.
Sources: The Independant, Lal Liga Santander, Youtube
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