Eibar vs Real Valladolid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua.
Both these teams have ensured their safety, and the gaffers might experiment with some new tactics and line-ups, in preparation for the upcoming season. Either squad barely made it over the relegation cut-off, and at no point in the season seemed set for the European spots.
The teams would definitely love a better performance in the next campaign, and rather than toil hard for the meaningless six points on offer from the remaining two games, the right approach is to get geared for the 2020-21 campaign.
As such, expect a game of low intensity this Thursday. In regards to the result, understand that Pucela have dominated face-to-face clashes recently, and they have a far better defense than that of their counterparts.
Likely, count on Real Valladolid to secure a draw at the least this game week.
Eibar vs Real Valladolid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 2-0 win for Sergio Gonzalez’s men.
- They are also on a two-game winning run.
- They have been unbeaten against this rival since 2005.
- Since 2004, only once have the home team scored goals at this stadium.
- The latest clash at this ground ended in a 1-2 victory for the guests.
Eibar vs Real Valladolid: Prediction
Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men recorded a 0-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Espanyol. While the win did provide them the much-needed three points, keep in mind that it had come against the worst team in the whole competition.
Not only have Espanyol been placed dead last in the table, but they have been relegated as well.
In the meantime, Gonzalez’s men were beaten 0-1 at home by Barcelona. Despite taking on the two-time champions, the hosts managed to make it a close game, and they were kind of unlucky to miss out on at least a draw.
As things stand, Pucela have the upper hand. They are fresh off after delivering a great performance against Barca, and on top of that, they have a great h2h record against this rival.
In fact, they are unbeaten in h2h clashes in the past 15 years, and they have conceded only one goal in such fixtures at this venue since 2004.
They had also recorded a win in the latest face-to-face meeting at this venue, and they are on a winning run of two matches in overall against this foe. Keep note that they had also scored two or more goals in these two games.
Taking into account these stats, expect Real Valladolid to deliver the better performance this Thursday.
Eibar vs Real Valladolid: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Real Valladolid or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
Real Valladolid to Win Either Half @ 2.50 (3/2).