Eibar vs Real Sociedad
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 1 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).
Eusebio Sacristian is no longer the head coach of Real Sociedad. The Basques needed 29 full rounds to sack the manager with an indeed poor record. The decision definitely came a bit too late as Txuri-Urdinak basically have nothing to play for in the remaining nine rounds of the competition. The failure that caused the change on the bench was the 1-2 loss to Getafe at Anoeta right before the international break.
It will thus be interesting to see how the players will react under the interim manager Imanol Alguacil (used to train the team’s B squad). The challenge will be a tough one for the new head coach who is about to make his debut against Eibar at Estadio Municipal de Ipurua. The Gunsmiths may have lost two on the bounce coming into this clash, but they can be a formidable force on their day in front if the home fans.
Eibar have only lost 3 of last 11 home matches (to the likes of Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona). Sociedad definitely do not belong to this company and we are not quite confident about their success at Ipurua. The hosts, who have been pretty easy to break down lately, should keep a close look on Willian Jose. The Brazilian striker has completely recovered from injury and he has scored in consecutive outings against Espanyol and Getafe upon making the return on the pitch.
Eibar vs Real Sociedad: Head-to-head
Real Sociedad lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into their 15th clash with the Gunsmiths.
Nonetheless, Eibar have been much more successful in games at Ipurua, winning 3, drawing 1 and losing 1 of 5 there.
Both teams have scored in five of last six head to head games between the two sides.
Eibar vs Real Sociedad: Prediction
Backing a goal fest here is the way to go given that neither of the two sides have reasons to be proud of their defensive performances in this term of Primera Division.
At the same time, they both have a strong firepower on display (Charles on one and Willian Jose on the other side).
Eibar vs Real Sociedad: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.70
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90