Real Sociedad – Eibar : Preview & Prediction
Real Sociedad and Eibar face each other at Estadio Municipal de Anoeta in a match of the 11th round of the Primera Division. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 02-21-2017, in a game for the Primera Division that ended in a draw for (2-2). The goals of the match were scored by Juanmi (14 ‘) and C. Vela (67’) for Real Sociedad and by G. Escalante (26 ‘) and Pedro León (90’) for Eibar. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 9th place with 14 points earned after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home to Espanyol for (1-1). In the last match, lost out to Getafe by (2-1). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 18 conceded, against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats at home with 28 goals scored and 20 conceded. In the last game he played, for the Europa League, won the Vardar Skopje at home for (3-0). In the last 5 home games for the championship, Real Sociedad has won 1, 2 draws and 2 losses, having won 5 points in 15 chances.
In this competition, you do not win in your stadium for 4 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 10 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Real Sociedad do not live as good a moment as they did in the opening rounds of the Spanish Championship, but now they only have one win in the last seven matches and have not won for two rounds. In their last confrontation, the team had a good performance, missing a few passes and finalizing more than the opponent, but even having opened the scoring, yielded the tie in the second half, and took the goal of defeat in the final minutes of game. Whoever has ensured that the team is not in a worse position is the attack, the third best of the league, which stopped shaking the opponent’s net in only one occasion. In contrast, his defensive sector is one of the worst, with an average of 2 goals conceded per game. It is likely that the coach will set up the team in 4-3-3, with Oyarzabal standing out in the attack.
The visiting team is currently in 17th place with 8 points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Real Madrid by (3-0). In the last match, they drew at home to Levante by (2-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 2 wins, 2 draws and 11 defeats as a visitor, with a total of 8 goals scored and 29 conceded. Already inside the home, won 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, with a total of 24 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 5 games for the championship, Eibar recorded 1 win and 4 losses, having won 3 points out of 15.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 4 losses in the last games like visitor and has not won any of the last 8 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first: just opened the scoring in 2 of their last 10 games for the Primera Division, and never reached the break in advantage. In 10 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score.
Eibar started the Spanish Championship with a win, but failed to set a good run of results and saw their income drop a lot, as they are now six weeks out of six and have lost four times in that period. The weak performance of the team can be explained by analyzing the performance of both sectors: the defense is the second most leaked of the competition, and the attack is the second worst, since it failed to take the scoreline in six of the ten games played until then. In the last round, the team had a good performance, with almost 70% possession and few wrong passes, however let the Levante open 0x2 still in the first step, seeking the tie in the second half. As a visitor, the club owns the second worst campaign, and in that condition has the worst defense of all. Coach Mendilibar has been alternating the formation of the team frequently, but must keep Arbilla as a reference in the rear.
Real Sociedad – Eibar : Betting Tips
Real Sociedad – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70