Barcelona’s second team plays at home this weekend, although playing at 14:00 can be very early for Spanish fans, who really enjoy their football late in the night.
They will host Eibar, a team which has done quite well so far in La Liga, but which they really must defeat in order to win a big breath of fresh air and leave the relegation-threatened area, at least for a while.
Espanyol vs Eibar – 22/10/2016
Betting Odds: Espanyol 2.05 or 21/20 Draw 3.40 or 12/5 Eibar 3.80 or 14/5
Sitting on 7 points after 8 games is hardly enough for Espanyol. They very closely avoided relegation last time around, brought a new coach, new players, and now even have new issues. If last time around they conceded a lot and scored little, this time around they’re scoring even less.
They only managed to beat Osasuna, a newly promoted team but registered other 4 draws, two of which were 0-0. A victory against Eibar would give them breathing room for the next 2-3 games and would be highly appreciated by their home fans as well.
Meanwhile, Eibar will do everything in their power to return with a point or more points from this game. They are very inconsistent this season – alternating wins and draws with much better teams (Real and Sevilla) with surprising losses such as 2-3 against Osasuna.
The team just doesn’t seem to motivate itself properly when playing weaker opponents away from home. This is something their coach will want to change as soon as possible if they want to stand a chance of winning points in Catalunya.
Espanyol vs Eibar Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we can almost be sure we’re going to see goals in this game. After two 0-0 draws, Espanyol knows they have to score.
Over 1,5 is almost a certainty, while a “both teams to score” bet isn’t very risky either. We don’t want to go for any outright winner since really anything can happen, but the two ideas on a number of goals can work.
Both Teams To Score – Yes: 2.05 or 21/20 with ComeOn
Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5: 2.65 or 33/20 with ComeOn
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