Real Madrid vs. Eibar 6/14/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Real Madrid 16-8-3, Eibar 7-6-14
6/14/20 1:30 pm
Over 2.5 (-188), Under 2.5 (+150)
Real Madrid is welcoming Eibar to Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in part of round 28 of Spanish LaLiga.
Real Madrid is having a solid season, especially on the defensive end. Real Madrid has conceded only 19 goals so far this season, which is their best defensive year since the 80s. Real Madrid is in 2nd place in the standings with 56 points, 2 points less than Barcelona at the top. Real has actually beaten Barcelona in early March, but just the game after that, Real has lost to Betis on the road. Real Madrid has had 58% of ball possession, 2 corner kicks, 4 shots on goal, and 83% of correct passes in that game. The half time result was 1-1, while in the second half both teams had their chances, But Betis was the one that used one of theirs, and Real Madrid has lost this match 1-2. For many seasons before, when Ronaldo was still in Real Madrid, they were one of the best offensive teams in Europa, a team with a ton of scored goals, but since Ronaldo left to Juventus, Real Madrid has been much, much less effective in the attacking end. I’m not going to say only, but 49 scored goals I way bellow Real Madrid’s desire of scored goals this season. Karim Benzema is Real’s top goalscorer with 14 goals and 6 assists. Jovic and Fernandez are injured and will not be in the lineup. The good news for Real Madrid is that Eden Hazard, their biggest signing in the preseason has finally recovered and should be in the lineup.
Eibar is one of the weakest teams in LaLiga, and they are in 16th place in the standings with 27 points, 27 scored goals, and massive 41 conceded goals. Of their last 7 games in LaLiga, Eibar has won only 1 game. During this stretch, Eibar has conceded 12 goals, while they scored 7 goals. Orellana has scored 7 goals for Eibar this season and added 6 assists. There are no injuries on Eibar’s roster, but Oliveira and Escalante are both suspended because of the yellow cards. In their last LaLiga game against Real Sociedad back in March, Eibar was the better team with 56% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 69% of the correct passes. Despite being the better team in this match, Eibar has used only one of their chances and has lost this match 1-2. At least for now, Eibar is outside the relegation zone, but only by 2 points because Mallorca is right behind them. The good news for Eibar is that they are playing only in LaLiga for the rest of the season which means they can focus only on that. The defense is the biggest problem for Eibar this season, and if they can improve that just a bit, Eibar will stay in LaLiga next season as well.
Of the 13 games Real Madrid and Eibar played against each other in the past, Real has won 10, Eibar has won 1, while 2 games ended in a draw. When playing at home, Real Madrid has not lost to Eibar in their last 6 games, and Real Madrid is yet to lose a home game this season. There is no question that Real Madrid is the better team here, and for that reason I see them winning this match.