Competition: La Liga
Market: Karim Benzema to score anytime
Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport
Looking to pick up from where they left off earlier in the month, Real Madrid will welcome Eibar to the capital on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, while Real Madrid might mark their return to action this weekend still sat six points adrift of top spot, Los Blancos were enjoying an eye-catching run earlier in the month. Last seen picking up a 3-1 victory against Celta Vigo on their travels, the defending Spanish champions were enjoying a three-match winning run. With a Champions League showdown against Liverpool on the horizon, there is no doubt that Madrid will be hoping for leading marksman Karim Benzema to spearhead their charge on Saturday afternoon. Enjoying what has been a real purple patch this season and bagging a brace against Celta last time out, the 33-year-old has found the net in his last six straight contests, recording eight goals. With 23 strikes to his name so far this campaign, the Frenchman has also got himself on the scoresheet in his last four matchups in the capital.
As for the visitors, while Real Madrid might find themselves battling it out at the top of the table, Eibar find themselves in a completely different position. Despite managing to enter March’s international fixtures with a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao, Los Armeros still find themselves sat two points adrift of safety and tipped as a leading relegation contender. Enduring what has quickly become a nightmare 2021, José Luis Mendilibar’s side have failed to win any of their last 12 straight matchups across all formats, a run that stems back to the start of January. Also crashing out of the Copa del Rey after what was a shock 3-1 drumming against lower-league Navalcarnero, Eibar certainly face a stern test on their travels this weekend. Suffering back-to-back 3-1 losses against Saturday’s hosts and losing each of their last four meetings against Madrid, we’re backing a similar lively outcome.
Bet: Karim Benzema 7/10 to score anytime against Eibar in Saturday’s La Liga matchup @ 888sport
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