Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).
The 1-1 draw to Barcelona at Camp Nou counted for little for the Lions who went on to return on the losing ways by falling 1-3 to bitter Basque rivals Real Sociedad before the international break. Eduardo Berizzo’s men thus continued with a dismal streak at the start of the season as they managed to win just one of seven league games since the start of the campaign.
Can Bilbao turn a corner as Primera Division gets back in action with the Lions travelling to Estadio Municipal de Ipurua to tackle Eibar? The visitors opened the season with a 2-1 win over Leganes at home, but are winless ever since. They lost two of last three league matches conceding three goals to both Villarreal and Real Sociedad in these defeats.
Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao: Head-to-head
The head to head stats fancy Bilbao who won five, drew four and lost just one of ten encounters against the Gunsmiths.
The Lions were on a thread of four consecutive victories in matches with Eibar before the two sides shared spoils in their previous clash in late-January at San Mames.
None of last three head to head affairs saw three or more goals scored.
Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction
The hosts will come into this high on confidence following a fine attacking display in a 2-3 victory over Girona away at Estadi de Montilivi. Strikers Charles and Sergi Enrich were both on the scoreline for Mendilibar’s men on the occasion.
This duo should have plenty of room to deliver once again on Sunday knowing about Athletic’s defensive woes in recent fixtures. Since Eibar were also very easy to break down of late (they conceded five goals in last two league matches with Sevilla and Girona), backing goals at both ends just has to be the way to go here.
The value is also with Eibar to net two or more goals at the odds of 2.75.
Eibar vs Athletic Bilbao: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.95 (19/20)
Eibar Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.75 (7/4).