Eibar – Espanyol : Preview & Prediction
Eibar and Espanyol play in Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa, in a duel of the 14th round of the Primera Division. At this stage, the record of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they met at this stadium was on 18-03-2017, in a match for the Primera Division that ended in a tie for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by Kike (20 ‘) for Eibar and Jose Jurado (50′) for Espanyol. Although this is a game between 15th and 13th of the overall standings, it is actually a game between the 13th place in home games and the 19th as a visitor.
Analysis of Eibar
After 4 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses, the home team is in 15th place, having won 14 points. In the last match, he beat Alavés away (1-2), having won the home game in a game against Betis (5-0). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it achieves practically the same points at home and away, having won 8 points in its stadium, with 8 goals scored and 7 conceded, against 6 points out, where it scored 5 goals and suffered 19. The team arrives at this meeting after a defeat away with Celta de Vigo by (1-0). For the championship, the Eibar won 8 points in 18 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 6 games that played in his stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 13 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 8 home games in all competitions there are 1 periods in the standings: he suffered 5 of his 9 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Eibar have not made a good campaign in this edition of the Spanish Championship, but in the last round has managed to react, and can now reach its third consecutive victory in the competition. In their last showdown, the team was superior to Alavés, having finished twice as often and shown more efficiency, thus adding three more points away from home. Defensive performance in the last round was an exception, as he had been suffering a lot of goals in off-shootings so far that he still has the fourth most leaked defense in the competition. One of the weaknesses of the team is lack of precision in the exchange of passes, which facilitates the work of the opponent. The coach often alternates the club’s tactical formation, and in that duel he will not be able to count on Charles, who is suspended.
Analysis of Espanyol
After 4 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 13th place, having won 16 points. In the last match, they beat Getafe at home (1-0), after having lost at home in a game against Valencia (0-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 3 points as a visitor and 13 in their stadium, with 8 goals scored and 5 goals conceded at home, against 2 goals scored and 10 suffered as a visitor. In the last game that disputed, for the Glass of the King, gained to Tenerife at home by (3-2). His last game as a visitor to this competition ended with a 1-0 defeat by Alavés. In the last 6 games outside the league, Espanyol have 3 draws and 3 defeats, having won 3 points out of 18.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 6 games outside of your stadium. In 13 games in this competition, he never got around to scoring in the 6 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Espanyol have not yet managed to clinch a good sequence of results within the Spanish Championship, and it continues to present an irregular performance, although it comes from a victory. At the time, the team played a very balanced game against Getafe, but showed a lot of defensive consistency and managed to hold the victory lean until the final whistle. However, it was nevertheless clear that the team has been having a lot of problems in the offensive sector, which failed to take the scoreline in seven matches, and is now among the four worst in the competition. As a visitor, the club owns the second worst campaign, being one of the two that have not yet won in that condition. The 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1 should be the tactical scheme adopted for that match, especially Moreno in the offensive sector.
Eibar – Espanyol : Betting Tips
Eibar – Win Odds: 2.35
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70