Eibar vs Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos need convincing win

Eibar vs Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos need convincing win


Real Madrid visit Eibar this weekend knowing they need a win to get back on track in La Liga and boost confidence among the ranks.

Boss Rafa Benitez has been under the spotlight in recent weeks and the players were jeered off the field last weekend following the 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Barcelona in front of their own fans.

Eibar are on a three game unbeaten run in the league although they face a tall order if they are to overcome the 10-time Champions League winners. Last season, Real won 4-0 in the Basque Country and 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

In terms of team news, Real have some issues in their defence which could worry Benitez as Los Merengues have conceded 10 goals in their last three games. Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Marcelo are all ruled out. Further up the field, playmaker Isco starts his two-match ban for his sending off against Los Cules last weekend.

For the hosts, right back Ander Capa should return to the fold having completed his suspension. Japanese winger Takashi Inui is likely to start in midfield with Keko having been ruled out through injury.

Probable line-ups:
Eibar: Riesgo; Junca, Santos, Pantic, Capa; Inui, Escalante, García, Berjon; Enrich, Baston
Real Madrid:Navas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Nacho, Carvajal; Modric, Kroos; Ronaldo, Bale, Rodriguez; Benzema