There are very few positives to be found in a season being suspended before it is allowed to finish. That is what happened across the globe, though, as the coronavirus pandemic essentially wiped sports off the face of the earth. Teams, as well as the leagues in which they operate, were put in a holding pattern while we all waited to see how this thing would play out. While some soccer leagues decided to cancel their season after a month or so, others hung in there. Those who waited are having their patience rewarded, as we are now seeing the major European leagues return to action. Let’s jump right into action and have a look at one of the upcoming matches along with their LaLiga odds.
Eibar Vs Real Madrid Game Info
La Liga in Spain restarted on Thursday and will have a full slate of games this coming weekend, which includes Real Madrid getting back to action against Eibar. Madrid will be playing the remainder of their home games at their training facility, with the San Bernabeu undergoing a facelift at the moment. This is not really a huge deal given that no fans will be in attendance. Real Madrid come into this one as a 2-goal favorite, with the goal total set at just 3.
Why bet on Real Madrid
Real Madrid may well be one of the few teams who were a little relieved to see the league suspended when it was. They were experiencing some serious injury issues and finding wins hard to come by back in March, but that time off will have allowed many of their injured players to return to full health. The good news for Madrid is that their slump did not harm them too much, as Barcelona also struggled during that stretch. As it stands now, Madrid are sitting on 56 points from a 16-8-3 record, which leaves them just 2 points back of Barcelona at the top of LaLiga standings. Madrid has yet to lose at home this season, winning 9 and drawing 4, while scoring 27 and surrendering just 9 goals. They beat Eibar 4-0 on the road in their earlier meeting this season.
Why bet on SD Eibar
With 11 games remaining on the season, Eibar find themselves a little too close to the relegation zone for comfort. They record for the season sits at 7-6-14, which puts them on 27 points, a mere 2 points clear of the relegation zone. They are going to be in for the fight of their life in the final 11 rounds and this is not the ideal game for them to start that battle. They have lost each of their last 6 meetings with Real Madrid and have but 1 win in 11 total games against the title contenders. Eibar were thoroughly outclassed in their earlier meeting with Madrid this season, with that one coming at home. They have just 1 road win this season, going 1-5-7, while managing just 8 goals versus 21 allowed.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is probably going to look and feel like a bit of a training session, and that is how it might play out, too. I think that Madrid will restart their campaign with a comfortable win, so I am taking them against the spread.
Pick: Real Madrid 5 Eibar 0