The Saturday morning action in La Liga sees Spanish champions Barcelona travel to an in-form Eibar, who are unbeaten in their last four games. The Catalan giants are favourites for this clash but it could be a testing clash for a side who are under pressure.
Where and when: Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa, Eibar – 19 October, kick-off 12:00
Where you can see Eibar vs. Barcelona: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: The two played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Ipurua last May, when the Blaugrana had already secured the league title.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Over 3.5 goals||7/5||Offer|
|Fabian Orellana anytime scorer||21/4||Offer|
Eibar vs. Barcelona Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have already been in a mini-crisis this season – they have picked up a miserly four points from their four away matches to date but have won all four home game..
They defeated both Real Betis and Valencia 5-2 in their home games before edging out Villarreal 2-1, while they won at Getafe 2-0 and then beat Sevilla 4-0 last time out.
Eibar have recovered from a slow start when they picked up just two points from their first four games, by securing in eight through their last four, of which they are unbeaten.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the visitors are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 1/2 with a Eibar victory priced at 5/1 and the draw available at 18/5.
This fixture tends to produce plenty of goals with 26 flying in across the past six meetings, so over 3.5 goals is priced at 7/5 with over 4.5 at a tempting 16/5
A ‘double chance’ on Eibar to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 8/5 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/8.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 6/5.
One to watch for Eibar: Fabian Orellana is Eibar’s designated penalty taker and has scored in each of his last three matches and is at a tempting 21/4 to score here.
One to watch for Barcelona: Luis Suarez is back in the Barcelona attack and scored two goals in his return in the recent 5-2 home victory over Valencia alongside netting at Getafe and against Sevilla. He is available at 27/25 to score in this game.
Long shot: Barcelona have already failed to score three times this season including two of their last five while Eibar have two clean sheets from their last four. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 16/1.