Girona – Eibar SOCCER PICKS
Girona and Eibar face each other in Estadi Municipal de Montilivi, in a game for the 8th round of the First Division. There is only record of 2 recent direct matches between these two teams: on 05-05-2018, which ended with the victory of Eibar by (1-4), and on 21-12-2017, which ended with the victory of Eibar by (4-1). In this game the home factor may be decisive, as Eibar has considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 10 th position, with 9 points won. In their last match, they tied in an away match against Huesca, by (1-1), after in the previous match they lost (0-1) at home, against Real Betis. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. For the league, Girona won 4 points out of 12 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 4 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
The Girona enters this round after a draw outsider, a ball, in the visit to the land of Huesca. The Uruguayan Stuani is responsible for putting the adversary’s defenses into meaning, with the highest quality being the final. The greatest valence of the locals are the counterattacks, being that they have fast and strong players in the hand to hand. The coach of the premises will not be able to count on Carles Planas and Johan Mojica, for being injured.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, the away team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 7 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Espanyol, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Sevilla, by (1-3). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Eibar has a record of 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 6 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 14 of the last 23 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals.
The Eibar enters this unmotivated performance, after a home defeat, 1-3, in the reception to Sevilla. It is possible that the visiting team prefer the right lateral corridor to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by right-back defender Rúben Peña. Despite being a team that likes to play in its own midfield, it also manages to leave very easily for the counterattack. Usually, Eibar usually acts in a tactical system in 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced players are Kike and Enrich. The coach of the visitors will not be able to count on Pedro León and Jordi Calavera, for being injured.