Eibar vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).
Jose Mendilibar and his men endured a rough start to the new La Liga campaign and they look to have found the winning formula coming into the fifth round clash with Leganes. The Gunsmiths took as many as four points in last two games even though they’ve played the likes of Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid in the process. Can the hosts back up such fine showings and pick up another victory on Saturday afternoon when they are set to take on Leganes at Estadio Municipal de Ipurua?
The visitors are nowhere near such form at the start of the season. They took just a single point in four games so far. The most recent defeat came on Sunday when the Legionaries fell 0-1 to Villarreal. In Mauricio Pellegrino’s defense, his men did show somewhat better performance against the Yellow Submarine, but it wasn’t enough for avoiding the home loss. Such form is certainly not the kind Pellegrino wants ahead of the clash with the in-form Eibar side.
Eibar vs Leganes: Head-to-head
Sides have seven wins apiece ahead of their 23rd head to head outing.
Eibar came on top both home and away in the previous term of La Liga (1-0 was the scoreline on both occasions).
The Gunsmiths won three and drew one of past four official games against the Legionaries.
Leganes did come on top in a friendly played in October 2017 (2-0).
Eibar vs Leganes: Prediction
We have two teams heading into the game in completely opposite moods here. The hosts will be highly encouraged after keeping the likes of Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw away at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Eibar were even seconds away from snatching a huge victory in Madrid, but were unlucky to concede a 94-th minute equalizer from substitute Borja Garces.
On top of the current form, Eibar dominated the most recent H2H match-up winning three and drawing one of past four official matches against the Legionaries.
The home win is thus a must-take pick at the odds of 2.05. Also, since Leganes proved out to be quite easy to break down at the start of the season, our alternative betting option would be Eibar to net two or more goals in the match at the odds of 2.40.
Eibar vs Leganes: Bet Tips
Eibar to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Eibar Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.40 (7/5).