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Eibar v Real Madrid Betting: Zidane unlikley to solve Los Blancos' defensive issues

9:11 PM MYT 02/03/2017
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The European champions have been involved in some high-scoring games of late, and our tipster can see the run continuing at the Estadio Ipurrua

A crazy game at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night saw Real Madrid score twice in the last four minutes to claim a 3-3 draw with Las Palmas.

It was the third successive match in which Los Blancos have gone two goals down, and afterwards manager Zinedine Zidane said, "We are not happy with how we are performing".

It could have been much worse for Madrid though, playing almost the entire second half with 10 men after Gareth Bale's dismissal, they went in search of goals and gave the visitors a number of chances to kill the game off. If there is one thing we have seen with this Real Madrid side though, it is that they have an affinity for late drama, and given the circumstances it was probably a point gained rather than two lost.

Saturday should see an equally challenging game away at an impressive Eibar side who are wildly over achieving. Los Armeros also scored late on in midweek to claim a 2-2 draw in their local derby with Real Sociedad and underline their status as one of the form teams in the division.

Earlier this season Eibar scored their first ever league goal against Real Madrid as they secured a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu, and another draw is offered at 16/5 (4.20). bet365, who are live streaming the game for UK based customers, offer a home win at 5/1 (6.00) while Madrid can be backed at 11/20 (1.55), albeit they will be without several key players including Cristiano Ronaldo.

What has been noticeable about Eibar's recent run is the ease with which they are finding the back of the net, with Jose Mendilibar's side scoring at least twice in five of their last six games. With Madrid conceding twice in each of their last three games, there could be a temptation for punters seeking a value bet to invest in Eibar to score over 1.5 goals at 9/4 (3.25).

However, we will take the price of 10/11 (1.91) for both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the game which looks an excellent option. This selection has paid out in 10 of Real Madrid's last 12 games in all competitions and against a decent Eibar outfit, it has an excellent chance of doing so once more. 

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake with bet365