Eibar vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 22nd January 2017
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua, Eibar.
Eibar are enjoying their time in the top flight of the Spanish football this season. The team led by Mendilibar is playing fantastic from week to week and you should not be surprised to see them at sky high 9th position in the league standings. They proved their class once again last weekend when they were better than Sporting Gijon by 2- 3 away from home. However, the positive atmosphere will be heavily challenged on Sunday evening in the last clash of the 19th round in Primera Division since the reigning champions are coming to visit.
Barcelona failed to take a victory in each of the two matches on the road in 2017 against Athletic Club and Villarreal and there are no doubts that Luis Enrique will motivate his lads to the max to keep touch with their arch-rivals Real Madrid at the top of the league standings. Blaugrana demolished Las Palmas scoring five goals over the weekend at Camp Nou with Luis Suarez getting back with a brace. Lionel Messi kept the streak adding one himself, while the scoreline saw the names of Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal as well late in the second half.
Eibar vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head Stats
Eibar have a catastrophic H2H record with Barcelona as they lost each of the four matches with the Catalans. The goal difference is 1 – 12 in Barca’s favour as Blaugrana won each of the matches with Eibar by two or more goals difference.
Eibar vs Barcelona: Prediction
The bookies are pricing Barcelona at 1/4 to win the match which is way too low to even be considered in spite of the impressive head to head record Barca have with Eibar. The hosts are not a naïve team at all and we don’t see an easy job for Luis Enrique’s men at Municipal de Ipurua this Sunday at all. Eibar are 9/20 not to lose the match by a higher margin that two goals difference which is our number one betting pick.
Eibar vs Barcelona: Betting Tips
Eibar +2.5 handicap at 9/20 (1.45)
Both Teams to Score at 4/5 (1.80).