Real Madrid – Eibar preview: Zidane to rest regular starters

Real Madrid – Eibar preview: Zidane to rest regular starters

Real Madrid Eibar match preview

Zinedine Zidane is ready to make some rotations as Los Blancos face Eibar in La Liga on Saturday. The Los Blancos manager has left some of his regular starters out of the squad, letting them rest for the crucial second leg match against Wolfsburg in the Champions League.

Los Blancos are favourites to win as books have them 1/7 to earn all three points –you can visit if you’re looking to place a wager on this match.

Keylor Navas, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric will miss the game due to the manager’s decision. Meanwhile, Raphael Varane is also a loss due to injury and Sergio Ramos is suspended.

Thus, Zidane will be force to make several changes in defence. Nacho Fernandez is expected to come in, and the main doubt is whether Danilo or Daniel Carvajal will play at left back. Even Alvaro Arbeloa could start for Marcelo to get some rest.

Mateo Kovacic could also get a chance to start replacing country-man Modric. Lucas Vazquez and Jese Rodriguez are also expected to get a chance.

Eibar will miss goalkeeper Jaime and defender Ekisa through injury. Mauro dos Santos is suspended and will also miss the match.

Possible lineups:

Real Madrid: Casilla; Danilo, Pepe, Nacho Fernandez, Arbeloa; Kovacic, Casemiro, Kroos; Jese Rodriguez, Ronaldo, Bale.

Eibar: Riesgo; Capa, Pantic, Ramis, Junca; Keko, Escalante, Garcia, Adrian Gonzalez; Peleteiro, Baston.