Eibar vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).
Mid-table neighbours Eibar and Valencia are to battle it out in the last game of the day on Saturday afternoon at Ipurua. It’s been an underwhelming campaign for the Bats so far in the season as fans certainly expected to see Valencia placed higher than 15th after 15 rounds of the competition.
Marcelino’s men did have quite congested schedule with fixtures against Juventus, Real Madrid and Sevilla in recent period. The next few weeks will provide a nice opportunity for Valencia to get some points on the board with outings against Eibar, Huesca, Alaves and Valladolid upcoming.
The Bats did actually offer a decent showing in a 1-1 draw to second-placed Sevilla last weekend at Mestalla. They well deserved the last gasp stoppage-time equalizer from Mouctar Diakhaby on the occasion.
Eibar vs Valencia: Head-to-head
Teams have three wins apiece coming into their ninth head to head encounter.
Eibar were much more successful in the most recent H2H history.
The Gunsmiths won three and drew one of past four meetings with the Bats.
Just one of last five H2H games saw goals scored at both ends.
Eibar vs Valencia: Prediction
Whereas Valencia played tight at the back of late, Eibar went for goals without being meticulous at the back at all. They suffered the Copa del Rey elimination after drawing 2-2 at home to Sporting Gijon in the rematch (2-4 on aggregate) before playing a 4-4 draw in a crazy eight-goal thriller last weekend against Levante.
It was an affair full of turnarounds as Eibar went form a goal behind to being up by two before they conceded a stoppage-time leveller from Borja Mayoral. Nevertheless, Valencia will have a tough job claiming the spoils from Ipurua where the Gunsmiths bagged nine goals in last three games in La Liga (two wins and a draw). The streak includes an impressive 3-0 victory over Real Madrid.
Since it is really hard to separate the two teams based on everything written above, we will back the draw as the main betting prediction at the odds of 3.20.
Eibar vs Valencia: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5)
Draw at the half time @ 2.05 (21/20).