Eibar vs Atletico Madrid
Date: Saturday 7th January, 2017
Kick-off: 15:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua, Eibar.
The La Liga minnows Eibar will host Atletico Madrid in one of the most interesting matches of the 17th round in Primeira Division this Saturday at Municipal de Ipurua. The hosts have been enjoying a terrific campaign so far in the season, being miles away from the red zone and in a six-point distance from the positions which lead to European competitions next year.
Eibar have been superb on home court winning four out of last five home fixtures in all competitions. Serghi Enrich and Pedro Leon are the team’s best players, having bagged five goals each so far in Primera Division.
Diego Simeone, on the other side, can’t be happy at all with the first part of the season since Atletico Madrid are struggling at 6th position after the opening 16 rounds. The team should have been stronger in this season with the arrival of Kevin Gameiro, but Atleti were just not recognizable at the back having conceded way too many goals last year.
The team showed awful performance in the last away match losing to Villarreal with 3 – 0 at El Madrigal, which is why we don’t see any value in 4/6 odds offered by the bookie son their win.
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-Head Stats
Atletico normally did not have any troubles in matches with Eibar having won each of the previous six head to head encounters. The last season saw Atleti taking two easy wins with two goals difference, but we doubt in the similar scenario this Saturday, when the teams will take on each other for the ninth time in history.
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
We can easily see the hosts netting here since they managed to find the net in nine out of ten home games. Knowing that Atletico’s defensive line is nowhere near the level from the last couple of seasons, we must take the BTTS bet as the number one pick, set at 21/20 odds!
The braver punters can chase the draw at 5/2 because the hosts are anything but a naïve team in this season.
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score at 11/10 (2.10)
Draw at 11/4 (3.75).