Atletico Madrid will look to continue their title pursuit but they will face against La Liga’s in-form team Eibar at Estadio Municipal de Ipurua on Saturday. Diego Simeone’s side will be slight favourites against an Eibar who have picked up 19 points from their last seven games.
Where and when: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua – 13 January, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Eibar v Atletico Madrid: Sky Sports, Unibet live streaming
Last time: Saul Niguez’s effort separated the sides during their last meeting – at the Vicente Calderon – in May. Atleti won 2-0 in their last league visit to the Ipurua and drew in the Copa Del Rey.
Eibar v Atletico Madrid Predictions and Preview
19 of Eibar’s 27 points this season have come in their last seven matches – no side in Spain’s top flight has amassed as many in this period of time.
They have won each of their last four home matches and have beaten Real Betis 5-0 and taken the scalp of third-placed Valencia within that run.
Atletico’s recent form has also been strong despite the pre-Christmas loss at Espanyol – their only domestic defeat of the campaign to date.
They trail league leaders Barcelona by nine points and whilst a title push may seem unlikely, they have a seven-point cushion back to city rivals Real Madrid, who sit in fourth.
The away side are favourites for this clash and are 1/1 on to win the game, with Eibar priced at a presentable 16/5 with the draw available at 5/2.
Atletico Madrid have conceded only eight goals in 18 La Liga outings to date and for at least one team not to score in this game is 3/4 while Diego Simeone’s side to win to nil is available at 9/5.
One to watch for Eibar: Eibar’s Brazilian striker Charles has been in-form recently, scoring five times in the past eight games and he’s available to find the net at any point in this game at odds of 7/2.
One to watch for Atletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann has netted eight goals already this season and five in his past 10 matches – he is priced at 13/8 to score anytime in this fixture.
Long shot: Atleti have conceded only five goals in their last 15 league outings while Eibar have conceded only four goals in their last five. A correct score of 0-0 in this tie is priced at 7/1.