Eibar – Ath Bilbao SOCCER PICKS
Eibar and Athletic Club meet at the Municipal Stadium of Ipurúa, in a match for the 9th round of the First Division. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 27-08-2017, in a match for the First Division that ended with Athletic Club’s victory by (0-1). Aduriz (38 ‘) scored the only goal of the game.
The home team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 10 points won, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Sevilla, by (1-3). In the last match, they won in an away match against Girona, by (2-3). The team comes to this match after a win away with CD Leganés by (2-3). For the championship, Eibar won 6 points out of 12 possible, after 2 wins and 2 losses in the last 4 matches they played in their stadium. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 8 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In 8 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Eibar enters this day motivated, after a triumph, by 2-3, in a friendly against Leganés. The greatest valence of the team of the house resides in the capacity that demonstrates to conduct its offensive attacks through fast transitions. Of note that from the defensive point of view the difficulties increase when the opposing team attacks through the wings. The Spaniard Sergi Enrich is responsible for putting the adversary’s defenses into meaning, with the highest quality being the finalization. The coach of the premises will not be able to count on Cardona, Pedro Leon, Gonzalo Escalante and Jordi Calavera, to be injured.
After 1 win, 4 draws and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 17 th position, with 7 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in a match against Barcelona, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Real Sociedad, by (1-3). In the last 10 away matches Athletic Club has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. The team has not been very strong defensively, having suffered goals in the last 7 games, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, as 24 of the last 26 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
Atlético de Bilbao enter this unmotivated match, after a home-made snub, 1-3, in the reception to Real Sociedad. It is possible that the visiting team prefer the right lateral corridor to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by the right lateral defender De Marcos. Of note that at the defensive moment Atlético Bilbao is usually a very aggressive team, giving little space to their rivals. The trainer of the strangers must have all the players available for this duel.