Osasuna vs Eibar
Copa del Rey 2016/17
Date: Tuesday, 3rd January 2017,
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Estadio El Sadar (Pamplona).
Osasuna are a team at the rock bottom of Spanish La Liga table. They have managed only one win from their 16 league games so far this season. But we saw a totally different Osasuna in the second leg of round of 32 clash of the Copa Del Rey on El Sadar just before the Christmas break. Trailing by a goal from the first leg, the Reds overturned the deficit with a 2-0 win. It was a positive performance from the team that has struggled throughout the first half of the 2016/17 season. But it is very likely that their entire focus will be on LaLiga which is about to restart this weekend. So there is every possibility of a fringe side taking the field for the Copa Del Rey clash against Eibar on Tuesday night.
Eibar are performing above expectations in the La Liga. They occupy a comfortable 8th position in the league table with most of their success coming in home games. They are a vulnerable side on road games as they managed just 2 wins from 9 away games in all competitions this season. One of which is against Sporting Gijon in the first leg of the round of 16 clash in Copa Del Rey. They backed it up with a 3-1 win in the return leg before Christmas to guarantee a place in the round of 16. Eibar are unbeaten in 7 of their last 8 matches in all competitions and will be keen to carry on the momentum to the calendar year 2017.
Osasuna vs Eibar: Head-to-head clash
Interestingly, Osasuna’s lone win in LaLiga this season has come against Eibar by a 3-2 margin on October 2016.
Osasuna have won their last two home matches against Eibar with clean sheets, with the latest meeting dating back to year 2000.
There is little to separate between the two teams if you look at the past 6 meetings as Osasuna have won in 3 as against Eibar’s 2, while 1 match end in a draw.
Osasuna vs Eibar: Prediction
It is expected that Osasuna could field a weakened team inorder to keep players fresh for the LaLiga games. While Eibar has no pressure and have the luxury to go with a full strength squad.
Also, Eibar are a team in good spirits with their mid-table position in the league and strong results towards the Christmas break. Therefore, there is every chance that this match could end in a comfortable win for the visiting side.
Osasuna vs Eibar: Bet Tips
Eibar to win at 2.70 (17/10)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.25 (5/4).