Eibar vs Villarreal
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK / 12:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua (Eibar).
Villarreal earned a point thanks to a late Santi Cazorla late equalizer on Thursday evening against current Champions League winners Real Madrid. It was a brave performance from Luis Garcia’s men who are looking to back it up and stay unbeaten on Sunday morning when they travel to Estadio Municipal de Ipurua to play Eibar on Matchday No 18.
The hosts drew four successive games in all competitions, each of which has seen goals. The last in the streak saw the Gunsmiths hold Real Betis to a 1-1 draw away at Estadio Benito Villamarin in their final outing of the year. It was Fabio Orellana whose successfully converted penalty-kick brought the team on level terms late in the game.
Eibar vs Villarreal: Head-to-head
The head to head record speaks in Eibar’s favour, at least when it comes to affairs at Ipurua.
The Gunsmiths won four, drew two and lost just one of seven home H2H matches against Villarreal.
Eibar won three of past four H2H games with the Yellow Submarine.
Four of past five H2H ties saw goals scored at both ends.
Eibar vs Villarreal: Prediction
We could likely see the continuation of BTTS trend in H2H games between these two sides based on their recent form. The hosts have been very easy to break down of late and all of their last four games saw goals scored at both ends.
Eibar’s defensive woes will be the music to the ears of Villarreal’s in-form attacking line. The visitors scored two or more goals in all of past five fixtures across competitions. They also shipped at least two in three of last four away matches, none of which they actually won. The Yellow Submarine are winless in past nine away outings. They also won just one of seven away games against Eibar throughout history.
BTTS is a must-take bet at 1.66, while you won’t make a mistake backing three or more goals in the match either at the odds of 1.90.
Eibar vs Villarreal: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10).