SD Eibar plays hosts to Barcelona as the two sides meet on October 19, 2019 at the Municipal de Ipurua.
SD Eibar has moved to 14th in the Spanish Primera Division after going unbeaten in their last four matches played. Eibar is 2-2-0 SU in their last four assignments, including a come-from behind 3-2 win over Sevilla in week 6. In their last assignment, they were forced to a 1-1 tie against Real Betis.
Fabian Orellana opened the scoring for Eibar in the 34th minute off a penalty. But Real Betis struck back in the 66th behind Lorenzo Moron to equalize and force a draw. Bettis controlled 58% of possession time and had the advantage in shots at 12-8, including 3-2 in shots on goal. However, it was Eibar who set the tone and got the early lead.
Eibar ranks 9th in Goal Difference. They have scored a total of 10 goals this term, 8th best in the EPL. Eibar has also conceded 10 goals this season, good for 10th overall. When it comes to passing, Eibar is tied for 12th in the league in Assists with a total of four on the season.
Fabian Orellana leads the club with three goals and two assists in eight matches played. Edu Exposito and Anaitz Arbilla each have one goal scored this term. Takashi Inui and Pablo de Blasis have one assist each for Eibar while goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic has conceded 10 goals and has 12 saves on the year.
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FC Barcelona looked clinical in their 4-0 rout of Sevilla on Sunday. Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, and Ousmane Dembele were all on target in the first half while Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the season as Barca took second spot in the Spanish La Liga team standings, just two points behind leaders Real Madrid.
Barcelona has now won four in a row since suffering a loss to Granada. Their last two wins against Internazionale and Sevilla were impressive. Luis Suarez has his best years behind him but he is still a menace and his finishing has not changed. Messi has returned in an on-and-off season due to injury and he only makes them even more dangerous.
Barcelona is tied fir 3rd in the league in Goal Difference at +6 goals. They have scored a league-2nd best 16 goals this season and are ranked #1 in assists with 14. Defense has been their problem as the defending champions have allowed already ten goals this season, only 13th overall in the La Liga.
Antoine Griezmann has scored three goals and has two assists in seven matches played. Ansu Fati has played in three matches and he has contributed two goals and one assist. Luis Suarez also has three goals for Barca while Sergi Roberto and Carles Perez each have two assists for the reigning Spanish League champions.
Eibar is 2-3-3 SU on the season and are 14th in the current Spanish Primera Division table. They have not lost in their last four matches and are 2-1-0 SU in their last three matches played. In their most recent outing, Eibar figured in a 1-1 tie with Real Betis.
Barcelona is the soccer betting favorite here. Barca is 2nd in the current La Liga standings and are 5-1-2 SU on the season. After a slow start, FC Barcelona has gotten its bearings back and they are currently on a four-game winning streak. They have allowed just two goals in those four matches.
Eibar is 2-0-1 SU at home this season while Barcelona is 1-1-2 SU in their four road matches. Head to head, Barcelona has not lost in their last 10 matches against SD Eibar. Barca is 9-1-0 SU in their last 10 meetings and have outscored Eibar 33-6 during that period. However, the lone draw between these sides came during their last meeting last May 19, 2019.
Barca has picked up the pace after a slow start. They have recorded two shutout wins in their last four matches and are on a four-game winning tear. Eibar has played well at home but given Barca’s wins over Internazionale and Sevilla, this should be a tough game to win for the home team. The return of Messi gives Barca not just another scorer but also gives them plenty of confidence knowing their best played is back. Prediction: Barcelona