The Basque side Eibar have had a lot of problems this season and are only just above a relegation zone. For that reason, of course, it would be even more important for Eibar to regain victory in the league after six winless games. On Monday, it will be the end of the 20th match day for an exciting comparison between Eibar and Espanyol Barcelona.
Today’s Football Betting Tips Eibar vs Espanyol
Eibar was eliminated in the Spanish Cup at the beginning of December, allowing coach Mendilibar to use the weekday time to rebuild his team after a dramatic defeat at Barcelona last weekend. At the upcoming showdown between Eibar and Espanyol, the odds for a tip for a home win at the top are 2.10. It can be seen that the Basques, despite their problems for the bookmaker as a favorite will go into play. This is partly due to the fact that Espanyol Barcelona can not cope at all in the league and could travel home with a victory in their luggage. During the week, Espanyol were delighted in the Copa del Rey as the Pericos made it into the quarter-finals of the Spanish Cup by defeating Villarreal in the second leg in their home crowd. Nevertheless, we assume a success of the SD Eibar.
Eibar – Statistics & Current Form
The small Basque club SD Eibar has financially only manageable possibilities. In return, Eibar does an astonishingly good job and once again took a decent place in the safe midfield in the last season. So far this season, however, things are not going well with the Basques. As a result, the team of coach Mendilibar is only in 16th place before the upcoming matchday. With five wins and seven draws, Eibar currently has 22 points and the lead over a relegation spot is just three points. On the other hand, there were already seven defeats for Eibar.
Unfortunately, during the week Eibar was able to concentrate completely on the preparation for the weekend. While the upcoming opponent Espanyol Barcelona was in the Spanish Cup on the way, the players had to watch from Eibar, because already in December the Basques retired in a comparison against Sporting Gijon from the Copa del Rey. In La Liga, the SD Eibar must increase enormously, if you want to climb as fast as possible back a few places in the table. It has been cruel for Eibar so far away in the 2018/2019 season, where it was only enough for a meager six points.
In the native Estadio Ipurua, the performances of the Basques can be seen. So Eibar is in a home table on a strong seventh place. At home Eibar has been unbeaten for six match days. However, Eibar did not come out three times in a row last time over a draw. In the upcoming game between Eibar and Espanyol Barcelona, a tip with odds of 3.30 on another draw is worth at least a consideration. Due to injury, the coach on Monday Pedro Leon is due to a foot injury not available.
Expected formation of Eibar:
Riesgo; Cote, Oliveira, Arbilla, Pena; Cucurella, Jordan, Diop, Orellana; Enrich, Kike
Last matches of Eibar:
⚽ 13.01.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. SD Eibar 3: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 06.01.2019 – SD Eibar Vs. Villarreal 0: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 22.12.2018 – Betis Sevilla vs. SD Eibar 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽ 15.12.2018 – SD Eibar Vs. Valencia 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽ 09.12.2018 – SD Eibar Vs. Levant 4: 4 (La Liga)
Espanyol Barcelona – Statistics & Current Form
Espanyol Barcelona has started impressing this season. Finally, the Pericos won by the eleventh match at least six games. As a result, Espanyol Barcelona was in the lead and many supporters already dreamed of qualifying for Europe. But then came the twelfth game day and a 1-2 defeat at Sevilla FC. Together with this bankruptcy, the Catalans left the field as a loser six times in a row. This Espanyol Barcelona was in the table after the 17th match only on the 14th place in the table.
In the first league game this year could Espanyol Barcelona but in a home game against Leganes turn the switch again. A goal from Borja Iglesias was enough for an important 1-0 win, with which the Pericos could finally stop the downtrend. Incidentally, Iglesias is by far the most successful scorer at Espanyol Barcelona with nine goals.
Thus, the Spanish attacker was responsible for about 43 percent of the goals of Espanyol Barcelona in the league. This shows at the same time the great pendency of this striker at Espanyol. Otherwise, it was enough for no other player for more than a maximum of two league goals. In La Liga, the upswing on the final day but was over again, because the team of coach Rubi had beaten in a balanced game at Real Sociedad in the end with 3-2.
Nevertheless, Espanyol Barcelona should now confidently travel to the Basque Country. Last Thursday, Pericos reached the quarter-finals of the Spanish Cup in the Copa del Rey by beating Villarreal 3-1 in the second leg. In the league it was enough away for Espanyol but only for a meager success. In Eibar, the coach must continue to do without the injured David Lopez and Adria Pedrosa.
Expected deployment of Espanyol Barcelona:
D. Lopez; Didac, Naldo, L. Lopez, Rosales; Darder, Roca, Granero, Melendo, Iglesias, Baptistao
Last matches of Espanyol Barcelona:
⚽ 17.01.2019 – Espanyol vs. Barcelona. Villarreal 3: 1 (Copa del Rey)
⚽ 14.01.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. Espanyol Barcelona 3: 2 (La Liga)
⚽ 09.01.2019 – Villarreal vs. Espanyol Barcelona 2: 2 (Copa del Rey)
⚽ 04.01.2019 – Espanyol vs. Barcelona. CD Leganés 1: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 22.12.2018 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Espanyol Barcelona 1: 0 (La Liga)
Eibar Vs. Espanyol Barcelona Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Between Eibar and Espanyol Barcelona there were 15 games over the years. The balance between these two clubs could not be more balanced here. Not only were there five wins for Eibar and Espanyol Barcelona, but five more games ended in a draw. In the preseason, however, the SD Eibar had the edge and decided both duels for themselves. In the first half of the current season Espanyol Barcelona prevailed in the local RCDE Stadium by a header from Mario Hermoso just with 1: 0 by.
Eibar vs Espanyol Barcelona Betting Tips & Predictions
Eibar is currently far behind in La Liga in the table. This is primarily due to the disappointing performances of the Basques abroad. In the home Ipurua Eibar, however, is significantly stronger and was able to score in eight out of ten games, with the team of coach Mendilibar last time home drew three times in a row.
Key Facts – Eibar vs Espanyol Barcelona tips
Eibar has been unbeaten at home for six league games.
Espanyol Barcelona lost their last four away games in La Liga.
Espanyol was successful in the Cup during the week.
On the other hand, Espanyol Barcelona is a team traveling to the Basque Country, who should have regained their confidence in the quarter-finals in the Spanish Cup during the week. However, from our point of view, it remains to be seen whether that self-confidence among the out-of-town Pericos, even abroad, will finally lead to a power explosion. These would probably need the Catalans after last four away games in La Liga. For this reason, we see a clear advantage in the home side between Eibar and Espanyol Barcelona in our prediction for this game. In the duel between Eibar and Espanyol Barcelona we give our tip at odds of 2.10 therefore on a home win.
Sure Bet: victory Eibar
Betting Tips: Draw
Bet Tip: victory Espanyol Barcelona