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Atl. Madrid vs Eibar Prediction & Betting tips
Atletico Madrid face SD Eibar on Matchday 4 in La Liga. The runner-up has been very difficult and could not convince in his first three games truly. But even Eibar could not shine so far and only retract a threesome. Both clubs now want to show that they can do better. While the goal for the “Rojiblancos” can only be a victory, “Los Armeros” would certainly be happy about one point.
Atletico Madrid is currently in tenth place in the table. This is of course unacceptable. The claim of a club of this size must be to be able to fight for the championship. Even if this is not the case sporadically, the qualification for the Champions League has to be secured. Of course, they are not far behind and tied even with the fourth-placed. And of course, only three games have been completed. It is rather the way in which the previous games have been tackled.
After winning the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid, the euphoria at the “Colchoneros” was really great. Even the opening game in Valencia was called a point win (1: 1). There was even a victory against the promoted Rayo Vallecano (1: 0). But then came the shock against Celta Vigo: Away they had to accept the first season defeat and lost 0: 2.
But let’s go through the games one at a time to get a better sense of Atletico’s true balance of power. There was the opening match against Valencia. It ended 1: 1. This game illustrates how much Simeone has remained true to his philosophy: defensively well, scoring a goal and then park the bus in his own box (an analogy to English football parlance, if you deliver your own sixteenth: “parking the bus” ). So Madrid went 1-1 by Correa in the lead, but this time had to concede a goal and Simeone’s team was satisfied with a draw against last year’s fourth.
The second game against the newly promoted Vallecano, a small town derby, they won only extremely happy. After a corner Griezmann prevailed and completed to 1: 0. Then only Vallecano played. It was only Keeper Oblak that did not make up for it. In the third game against Celta Vigo, Madrid was in the first round trying to take the lead. But with only one chance by Griezmann it remained at 0: 0. At half-time Celta Vigo turned on two goals, while Madrid did not bring a single ball to goalkeeper Alvarez’s goal. For the sake of fairness it should be mentioned that the 1: 0 was due to an individual mishap by Godin. Even in the 2: 0 was simply missing the assignment – errors that could certainly be fixed quickly. A 3: 0 after a standard situation was taken back by video evidence. All in all a well-deserved defeat of Atletico Madrid.
What is left now? Did “Los Rojiblancos” have more of a playfulness or are they actually weaker than the name suggests? Judging by the low rate, probably the former applies. After all, they could already show how strong they can be against Real Madrid. However, the last LaLiga games leave at least some doubt.
SD Eibar started the new season with a home defeat. Somewhat surprisingly they lost against the promoted from Huesca with 1: 2. On the second matchday followed a 0-2 against Getafe. Only on the last day could “Los Armeros” secure the first three. They won 2-1 against Real Sociedad, who played until then a decent season. In a very balanced game, they drew an early 0-1 deficit in the 26th minute before Charles managed a 2-1 victory in stoppage time.
Looking at these results, taking into account their formation, it is noticeable that they have fallen behind in each game and also had to accept at least one goal each in the first half. In addition, with five conceded goals, they are one of the worst defensive divisions in La Liga. Only SD Huesca (eleven goals conceded, eight of them against Barcelona) and CD Leganes (eight goals conceded) more.
These statistics are not exactly encouraging for the upcoming match against a Champions League participant and runner-up. That Atletico Madrid beat Eibar by betting odds after betting on the win should not come as a surprise.
Atl. Madrid vs Eibar head to head matches
20.05.18 LL Atl. Madrid Eibar 2 : 2
13.01.18 LL Eibar Atl. Madrid 0 : 1
06.05.17 LL Atl. Madrid Eibar 1 : 0
25.01.17 CDR Eibar Atl. Madrid 2 : 2
19.01.17 CDR Atl. Madrid Eibar 3 : 0