Espanyol vs Eibar
Spanish La Liga
Date: 18th April 2018, Wednesday
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).
It is another disappointing season for Espanyol as they are poised to finish in the lower half of the La Liga table. Quique Sánchez Flores took the team to an 8th placed finish last season, their best finish in 6 season. Now they are down again and sit 1 spot above the relegation zone.
It is quite unlikely that they get relegated this term as the gap with bottom three is a massive 10 points. However, they might have to pick up a couple of wins from the remaining six games.
Espanyol have no momentum at the momentum after their win-less run stretched to four games with the 1-0 away loss at Getafe on the weekend. They lost 3 and drew 1 in the period, having endured a decent run with 2 wins and 5 draws in the previous 7.
Still, Espanyol’s home form look good as they come on the back of a 5 match unbeaten run with 2 wins and 3 draw. They drew Barcelona and defeated Real Madrid in the course.
Eibar were in the mix for European football for the majority of the season. But the smallest club in the top flight has fallen apart in recent months. With the 1-0 home defeat to Alaves on Sunday, they are now on a 6 match win-less run. The 4 games lost in the period is 1 more than the number of games they lost in the previous 15.
Well, they are club with limited resources and the squad lacks depth. So, this kind of lackluster runs are bound to happen.
However, the good work at the start of the season keep Eibar at 12th in the standings. And it is only 8 points below the Europa League zone.
Espanyol vs Eibar: Head-to-head
Eibar lead the overall h2h in LaLiga clashes against Espanyol with 3 wins to 2 losses and 2 draws from 7 meetings.
The just got the lead with the 3-1 home win in the reverse of the corresponding fixture.
Their last five and six of the overall 7 saw both teams scoring.
The last two meetings between the two at the RCDE Stadium were filled with goals- 3-3 last time, 4-3 home win in the previous.
Espanyol vs Eibar: Predictions
Both teams traditionally struggle for goals in La Liga seasons, but they took a different approach in their head-to-head games. Either sides often believe they can get the better of one another and this is the reason for the high number of goals in their mutual matches.
We can expect the trend to continue on Wednesday as well, with their current league positions and barren streak demanding a morale boosting result.
Espanyol vs Eibar: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score @ 2.05 with 10bet
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.40 with the same Sportsbook.