Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored one goal in three league appearances for Real Madrid this season Getty Images

After playing out three consecutive draws in all competitions, Real Madrid will be desperate to pick up three points when they face Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu on 2 October.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 3.15pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 5 HD.


Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane earned Real Madrid a 2-2 draw against Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park in the Champions League on 27 September. Zinedine Zidane's side have only kept one clean sheet in their last seven matches in all competitions.

Left-back Fabio Coentrao could play his first game of the season for Real after recovering from a hamstring injury, but Marcelo (calf) and Casemiro (leg) are still out.

A goal from Bebe and an own goal from Asier Illarramendi gave Eibar a 2-0 win against rivals Real Sociedad at Ipurua on 24 September. The Basque club have lost their last four meetings with Real Madrid at an aggregate score of 13-0.

Defender Alex Galvez will miss the trip to the Bernabeu due to a hamstring injury, but Antonio Luna (illness) should feature.

What managers say

Zinedine Zidane: "The players played a great match [against Borussia Dortmund]. The result is a difficult one to accept because we deserved a bit more. When you concede three minutes from the end it hurts, especially given the effort the players put in. But it is not a bad result. I think in the first half we suffered a bit because they pressed a lot and we knew it is a difficult place to come against a good team, but I am very proud of the game we played."

Jose Luis Mendilibar: "We are used to playing with one player less but [against Real Sociedad] we played with one more, and we showed we can play with patience and get a 2-0 result. Today we managed to play with composure to reach the opposing goal. We were not rushed and we kept our cool."

Form guide

  • Real Madrid (all competitions): DDDWW
  • Last result: Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Real Madrid (Champions League)
  • Eibar: WLDWW
  • Last result: Eibar 2-0 Real Sociedad

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Real Madrid win: 1/14
  • Draw: 11/1
  • Eibar win: 28/1

Team news

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao; Modric, Kovacic, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo

Eibar possible XI: Riesgo; Capa, Dos Santos, Lejeune, Luna; Leon, Escalante, Garcia, Bebe; Enrich, Kike