Eibar vs Osasuna
Copa Del Rey – Round of 16
Date: Thursday, 12th January 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/19:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).
Eibar cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win when they travelled to Osasuna for the first leg clash of the Copa del rey fixture last mid-week. This is their third consecutive win in the competition after defeating Sporting Gijon on both legs of the round of the 16.
Despite being tipped as relegation candidates during the pre-season analysis, Eibar have done extremely well this season. They are currently 10th in the league built on a solid record at their home ground. They lost at home to Atletico Madrid in the LaLiga clash by a 2-0 margin this weekend, only the second at home in the 2016/17 season. Interestingly, their only previous defeat at home came against their Thursday’s opponent Osasuna.
The newly promoted Osasuna have so far struggled to cope up with the established teams in the Spanish La Liga. They are at the rock bottom of the league table, managing just 8 points from their 17 league games so far. Along with the 2-0 win in the second leg of the Copa del Rey round of 16 clash against Granada, their win tally stay at 2 from 19 matches.
Eibar vs Osasuna: Head-to-head stats
The teams share 3 wins each from their last 6 meetings in all competitions. The latest two are won by the team playing away, while the previous 4 were won by the home side. All the matches have seen the winning team scoring a minimum of 2 goals.
Eibar vs Osasuna: Prediction
Based on the current form, Eibar are firm favourites to win this tie. They have a massive lead on their hand and will be coming in good spirits. Osasuna might have already given up chasing such a big deficit and their focus will be on the La Liga clash on the weekend. On all counts, Eibar to win looks like the best bet for this fixture.
Eibar vs Osasuna: Bet Tips
Eibar to win at 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.00 (1/1).