Atletico Madrid vs Eibar
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018
Kick-Off at 12:00 UK / 13:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid will be hoping to fix the impression after a dismal display in a 2-0 defeat away at Celta Vigo in the previous round. The Mattressers generally made an underwhelming start to the new La Liga campaign as they already trail five points behind table toppers Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Diego someone and his men thus can hardly afford failures any time soon if they want to keep ground on main rivals in the battle for the very top of the ladder. Luckily, they’ll be up against Eibar who’ve also made a shaky start to the new season with back-to-back defeats to Huesca and Getafe in two opening rounds.
The Gunsmiths managed to get the campaign up and running before the international break, though, beating Real Sociedad 2-1 after a comeback thanks to a stoppage-time winner from Charles.
Atletico Madrid vs Eibar: Head-to-head
Atletico were much more successful in head to head games with Eibar so far.
The hosts won 10, drew 3 and lost just 1 of 14 encounters with the Gunsmiths.
Nevertheless, Eibar managed to pull off an upset holding the Mattressers to a 2-2 draw in the previous visit to Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in May this year.
Atletico Madrid vs Eibar: Prediction
Both the quality and the H2H tradition speak in Atletico’s favour. Diego Simeone truly has a remarkable group of players in his ranks and knowing they’ll be highly motivated to pick up the victory, it’s really hard to see the Gunsmiths holding them down in the first game of the day in Primera Division.
Jose Mendilibar’s defensive line shipped five goals in three games so far. It gives a strong value to the 1.61 odds offered for the hosts to net two or more on the occasion.
Simeone will have certain issues with his defensive line as Juanfran and Stefan Savic are sidelined ahead of Eibar’s visit, but it will hardly affect the final score.
Atletico Madrid vs Eibar: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Atletico Madrid Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.61 (8/13).