Real Madrid are aiming to win a fifth straight game in all competitions on Saturday when they travel to Eibar.
The side from the Spanish capital have won all four games since the sacking of Julen Lopetegui at the end of October, and will be hoping to kick start their season after the international break.
A win for Los Blancos could move them as high as second depending on other results. Real currently sit fifth in the table after 12 games, yet surprisingly only trail leaders Barcelona by four points.
It’s the start of an extremely busy period for Madrid, who face seven matches in just 22 days before jetting off to the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
|Game||Eibar v Real Madrid|
|Date||Saturday, November 24|
|Time||12:00 pm GMT/ 7am ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|beIN Sports||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
IIn the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Eleven Sports 1, and it can be streamed online via the Eleven Sports app.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Eleven Sports 1||Eleven Sports App|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Riesgo, Markel Areitio|
|Defenders||Bigas, Ramis, Ruben Pena, Oliveira, Cote, Cucurella|
|Midfielders||Escalante, Sergio Alvarez, Orellana, De Blasis, Hervias, Pere Milla, Joan Jordan|
|Forwards||Marc Cardona, Sergi Enrich, Kike, Charles|
First-choice goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic is missing for Eibar. The Serbian received surgery to fix a groin problem during the the international break and is expected to be out for the next few matches.
Birthday boy, and former Real midfielder, Pedro Leon will also miss the game as he continues to recover for a knee problem, as will Jordi Calavera and Ivan Ramos, who are ruled out through injury.
Centre-back Anaitz Arbilla is suspended following his red card against Real Valladolid.
Eibar XI: Riesgo; Pena, Oliveira, Ramis, Cote; Orellana, Escalante, Jordan, Cucurella; Sergi Enrich, Kike
|Position||Real Madrid squad|
|Goalkeepers||Casilla, Courtois, Luca|
|Defenders||Ramos, Carvajal, Odriozola, Varane, Marcelo, Javi Sanchez|
|Midfielders||Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Llorente, Asensio, Isco, Ceballos|
|Forwards||Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Vinicius Jr.|
Solari will be buoyed by the return of influential defenders Marcelo and Raphael Varane.
The duo missed Real's last game - a 4-2 victory against Celta Vigo - but have recovered from injury following the two-week international break.
It’s just in time for Los Blancos, who were beginning to look light on the defensive front with Nacho Fernandez and Sergio Regulion recently suffering injuries which will keep them out for the next week few weeks.
Real will also be without Casemiro for this weekend’s game. The Brazilian is unavailable after he was withdrawn early against Celta Vigo with a sprained ankle.
However, the midfielder may be fit to face Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Potential Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Odriozola, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Kroos, Ceballos; Bale, Modric, Asensio; Benzema
Betting & Match Odds
Real Madrid are the clear favourites with bet365, who have priced them at 1/2. An unlikely home win can be backed at 5/1, while a draw is 15/4.
After a tough start to the season Real really need to spring into action between now and Christmas if they are to mount a serious title challenge.
Yet, despite their poor form so far this season, Real are only a few points off the top and sit first in their Champions League group.
A win against Eibar would be the perfect start to Solari’s reign as permanent manager.
Los Armeros are 13th in the table having picked up 15 points from their opening 12 matches.
Eibar are one of the smaller clubs in La Liga and gained promotion to the top tier for the first time in their history in 2014.
Since then they have established themselves as a mid-table side and finished 9th and 10th in the past two seasons.
In their previous eight La Liga meetings Real have only failed to win once, in October 2016 when the sides drew 1-1.