Alaves vs Eibar
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza (Vitoria-Gazteiz).
Alaves picked up a massive 1-2 victory over relegation strugglers Villarreal last weekend away at Estadio de la Ceramica. They are enjoying an overwhelming Primera Division campaign sitting sky-high 5th after 26 rounds of the competition. Local fans dream of the Champions League anthem at Estadio de Mendizorroza. As odd as it sounds, Alaves may feature the elite continental competition next season. They are currently just two points away from 4th-placed Getafe.
Can Babazorros continue their dream La Liga run on Saturday when they play host to mid-table side Eibar exactly at noon at Estadio de Mendizorroza? Abelardo’s men lost only 1 of 12 home outings in the league so far (6 wins and 5 draws also along the way) shipping no more than seven goals in the process. Alaves thus boast league’s best defensive record on the home patch.
Alaves vs Eibar: Head-to-head
Alaves will be up against the head to head stats here as Eibar lead the tie by 8 wins coming into the landmark 30th encounter with Babazorros.
The Gunsmiths won two of past three ties with Alaves, a streak which includes this term’s 2-1 victory at Estadio Municipal de Ipurua.
Only two of past nine head to head encounters produced goals at both ends.
Alaves vs Eibar: Prediction
Eibar played hot and cold throughout the season, but they will come into this high on confidence after a strong display in a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo six days ago at Ipurua. The Gunsmiths conceded just one goal in past two league affairs which is why we have reasons to back a low-scoring contest when they take on one of the toughest defensive lines in the division.
Eibar found goals hard to come by on travels which is why they have a miserable record of 1 win, 5 draws and 6 defeats in 12 away matches in this term of La Liga. Under 2.5 goals FT should be a banker, while we have to try with the home win at super-attractive 2.75 odds as an alternative betting option.
Alaves vs Eibar: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57 (4/7)
Alaves to win @ 2.75 (7/4).