Eibar vs Osasuna by Jimeno
After their good performance at home and a 2:0 victory in front of own fans against Real Sociedad, Eibar surprised everyone with even better performance in the most recent game played, when the team took a point away from home against Real Madrid in a 1:1 draw.
They took the lead first in sixth minute with a goal from Rico, while the home team equalized just ten minutes later via Bale. Of course, home team remained better on the field and controlled the ball more, however visitors were standing great in the defense and Real wasn't involved much into creating great chances. After this point taken, Eibar is now at eight position, with just two points less than Europa League placed Villarreal.
Home team should be playing in 4-4-2 formation with Kike and Enrich as strikers. Alejandro Galvez is available again after injury and should start in the heart of defense with Florian Lejeune. Sergi Enrich and Antonio Luna should both feature from the off. Home team has no fresh injury worries.
Seven rounds so far and Osasuna is still without a victory in the new season, only team in LaLiga next to rock bottom placed Granada. After seven rounds played, the team has three draws and four defeats, while we need to admit that the team didn't actually played that poorly, but also had no enough luck in some matches.
That could be said for their most recent game played, when the side took only a point in a 2:2 home draw against Las Palmas before the international break. They entered the game better and took the lead in seventh minute from a penalty kick via Torres, while they even increased the lead near the halftime whistle via Leon, but were mostly oriented on counter-attacking football and paid the price in the second halftime. Visitors reduced the deficit in 57th via Gomez, while the hosts looked very defensive from that moment on and got punished for it during the additional time with an equalizer from Garcia.
Visitors should be lined up in 5-4-1 formation with Leon as their number nine. Didier Digard is finally available after injury problems and should start in the middle. Right back Javier Flano (2/0) is injured, while doubtful remains goalkeeper Mario Fernandez (3/0).
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Osasuna's last 3 games (La Liga).
Eibar comes from a morale boosting 1:1 draw on the road against Real Madrid and will be looking to get a three pointer against maybe a bit less quality Osasuna. Visitors, on the other side, have no time to wait and simply need to come out and be more offensive and effective. I see here more goals what the current odds suggest.