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Alaves vs Eibar Prediction & Betting tips
On Saturday afternoon Alaves gets a visit from Eibar in Mendizorroza’s own Mendizorroza. Both teams are in the race for European football, so there is a lot at stake in this Basque regional derby.
Alaves is working on a super season, because instead of fighting against relegation, the Basques take part in the race for European football. Even Champions League football is a possibility, although trainer Abelardo does not want to think about that yet. “That would be unimaginable,” said the coach. ‘Clubs like Valencia, Sevilla, Real Betis and Getafe all work with a larger budget. We just live from match to match. Then we see what is ahead of us. ‘
With forty points from 26 rounds, Alaves is in any case to break her season record of 61 points from the 1999-2000 year. Particularly the results at home are mouth-watering, because with only one defeat in the Mendizorroza, Alaves belongs to one of the best home teams of La Liga. In addition, Abelardo probably has his entire selection at his disposal this weekend, as defender Martin is also soon discharged from the Basque infirmary.
Eibar is doing fine this season too. Thanks to last week’s 1-0 victory over low-flyer Celta de Vigo, the Basques can continue to hope for European football, although they will have to increase some places in the rankings. A good result in the Mendizorroza is therefore crucial for the team of coach Jose Luis Mendilibar.
Nevertheless, the supporters of Eibar will sit on the stands with their buttocks squeezed on Saturday afternoon. In house, Los Armeros are able to make it difficult for everyone, but with a win in twelve away games that is usually a completely different story. With just eight points, the redblues are even the worst away team of La Liga, together with Espanyol. A bright spot, however, is the attacking couple Sergi Enrich and Charles, who were already eighteen times accurate this season. That is as often as Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, the attack duo for which Real Madrid put a total of around 141 million euros on the table.
Alaves vs Eibar head to head matches
04.11.18 LL Eibar Alaves 2 : 1
15.04.18 LL Eibar Alaves 0 : 1
25.11.17 LL Alaves Eibar 1 : 2
27.04.17 LL Alaves Eibar 0 : 0
11.12.16 LL Eibar Alaves 0 : 0