Barcelona vs Eibar (By: Stanioooo)
Barcelona will host Eibar in the 19th round of Spanish La Liga.
Barcelona are the leaders in the table with 40 points, 5 ahead of Atletico. Their opponent is 12th in the table, but the difference between the 6th and the 18th as ranking is only 9 points, so the distance between the teams is very small.
Barcelona lost the 1st leg in the Spanish cup against Levante with 2:1 as visitors, so they wil lwant to bounce back after this unpleasant loss. They rested almost all of their best players, so it's expected to see Messi and Suarez at their best tonight. Also Barca are in a row of 5 straight wins in the league and 4 of them were with more than a goal difference. They will miss only Rafinha and Umtiti for this game.
Eibar are in a row of 4 consecutive draws, but three of them were at home. They can be dangerous opponent especially at home and proved it against Real with the shocking 3:0 win. As visitors their team look totally different. It's true they took a point against Atletico as visitors after 1:1, but it was in the first rounds of La Liga and in this game Atletico deserved to win for sure, but missed a couple of great goal chances. Barcelona is a team, which will control the game since the first minute and will want an early goal, so Eibar have to be well prepared to defense at their best. They will miss their top-scorer Charles, which is a big blow for them using counters to score at least a goal at Camp Nou. Pedro Leon is also out, while Ivan Ramis is doubtful.
In the last home matches of Barca against Eibar we can see results like 3:0/3:1/4:2/6:1+ 0:2/0:4/0:4/0:2 as visitors. In all these 8 games this handicap of -1.5 Barcelona was covered. Without Charles and with Messi and Suarez rested I see totally one-sided game tonight. Maybe Eibar will find a way to score a goal in Barcelona, but I expect at least three by the hosts!
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Barcelona vs Eibar prediction
|Barcelona -1.5 AH||Bet365||1.53||10||3-0 WON (+5.3 units)|