Eibar vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019
Kick-off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).
For the ones who followed the previous edition of the La Liga, it’d be hard to believe that Espanyol had qualified for the Europa League. And impressively, they were the only squad last time around to end their run with a five-game unbeaten stretch.
At present though, the team is winless so far. And embarrassingly is the only unit yet to open their goal-scoring account. On top of that, they are on the road for the weekend, and fans hope that the day goes without much incident for them.
Giving a small ray of hope for the players, they are taking on another struggling contingent, Eibar. They too are winless so far this campaign. And this coming after their opening two fixtures which were against newly-promoted squads.
If the overall form is an indication, the upper hand goes to Espanyol, as they have had the tougher opponents comparatively, and despite them struggling to find their scoring boots in the league, their Europa run has been pretty good. Meanwhile, if the performance in the most recent tie is the deciding factor, the roles get reversed, as Eibar put up a great fight against Atleti, while their counterparts were dismantled by Granada, and that too at home.
Eibar vs Espanyol Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the four meetings saw Eibar taking the win.
- Five of the previous eight fixtures had goals at either end of the pitch.
- Espanyol conceded thrice or more in their last two visits to this venue.
- The visitors are winless at this stadium in the prior four years here.
Eibar vs Espanyol Prediction
The home advantage of Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men and the failure of Periquitos to find the back of the net so far posits the former as favorites. And moreover, recent h2h ties too suggest such a conclusion. Eibar had won three of the previous four such encounters, and at this venue, the last they lost against this opponent was four years back.
In addition, consider that the home team scored thrice or more in the last two clashes at this ground while keeping a clean sheet in the most recent tie.
Finally, while David Gallego’s men were thrashed at home by a recently-promoted Granada the last match-day in the league, their opposite number gave a mighty scare to one of the best teams in Spain the other day – Atletico Madrid, and that too on the road.
Given these observations, count on the hosts to come out on top this Sunday.
Eibar vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Eibar @ 1.40 (2/5)
Eibar to Win Either Half @ 1.50 (1/2).