Eibar vs Rayo Vallecano
Spanish La Liga
Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).
Eibar responded well after a disappointing 1-2 home defeat to Real Valladolid before the international break. They produced a strong attacking performance in a 2-2 draw away at Levante on Sunday and will be favourites to return to winning ways three days later when they welcome relegation-threatened Rayo Vallecano to Estadio Municipal de Ipurua.
The hosts are in a much better position and they could definitely confirm their top flight status with a win here. The Gunsmiths are eight points above the red zone with nine games left to play. They generally produced much better performances on the home pitch where Jose Mendillibar’s men won 7, drew 5 and lost only 3 of 15 outings so far in the season. Eibar won three, drew one and lost one of last five league ties at Ipurua.
Eibar vs Rayo Vallecano: Head-to-head
Rayo lead the head to head tie by two wins ahead of their 16th meeting with the Gunsmiths.
Los Franjirojos picked up a 1-0 victory when these two likes met each other in this term of La Liga back in late-November last year.
None of last three H2H affairs saw three or more goals scored.
Eibar vs Rayo Vallecano: Prediction
Rayo dropped the lead in a super important home fixture against Real Betis on Sunday afternoon. A single point from the tie with Los Beticos kept Los Franjirojos second from bottom with five points between them and the safe zone.
On the positive note, Rayo ended a seven-game losing thread in what was Paco Jemez’s debut on the bench. The former Las Palmas head coach will have a mountain to climb to save Rayo from elimination, but a potential upset here at Ipurua would be a massive step towards such accomplishment.
Numbers speak against Rayo, though, as they lost 10 of 14 away outings in the league this season. They conceded at least two goals in each of past four away ties and we can’t see them holding the likes of Sergi Enrich and Charles down here.
Eibar vs Rayo Vallecano: Bet Tips
Eibar to win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Eibar Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66 (4/6).