Barcelona vs Eibar
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 13 January 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Barcelona will have a nice opportunity to keep the hot run of form going on Sunday evening when they play host to Eibar on Matchday No 19 at Camp Nou. The hosts survived a stern Getafe test last weekend away at Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez made the difference with first-half goals, but Blaugrana had to fight hard to save the one-goal cushion after Jaime Mata pulled one back for Azulones before the break.
The Catalans thus took advantage of a 1-1 draw in the clash between the main challengers to their crown as Sevilla and Atletico Madrid shared spoils at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Ernesto Valverde’s men are now five points clear at the top of the ladder and are on their best way to defend the title without enjoying a spectacular form in this term of Primera Division.
Barcelona vs Eibar: Head-to-head
Eibar were never a tricky opposition to Blaugrana who won all of eight head to head encounters.
Barcelona bagged 28 goals and conceded only four in the process.
Barca notched four or more goals in four of past five encounters with the Gunsmiths.
Barcelona scored 10 goals in last two home wins over Eibar.
Barcelona vs Eibar: Prediction
The Gunsmiths are winless in last six games in all competitions. They will head into this off the back of a thread of five successive draws. They dominated the pitch last weekend against Villarreal, but just failed to break the deadlock in spite of 13 corners to Yellow Submarine’s 1.
Jose Mendillibar’s men scored just five goals in eight away matches in this term of Primera Division. Barcelona improved their defensive displays in recent weeks. They shipped only one goal in past five league affairs. This is why Barcelona’s clean sheet is the way to go at the odds of 1.83. Barca are 2.00 to win by three or more goals difference.
Barcelona vs Eibar: Betting Tips
Barcelona to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83 (5/6)
Barcelona -2.5 handicap @ 2.00 (1/1).