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Eibar vs Real Sociedad Prediction & Betting tips
In the European leagues it is slowly entering the decisive season phase. In La Liga, the struggle for the championship, for the international starting places and for staying in the class remains exciting. After the 27th matchday took place on the weekend, there is a catch up game during the week. Eibar welcomes Real Sociedad to the Basque Derby.
Both teams suffered a defeat last weekend. While Real Sociedad got off lightly due to the loss of points by the competitors and was able to defend the sixth place in the table, the cushion from Eibar narrowed to the relegation places. The “Azulgranas” from Eibar are therefore under pressure in the Basque Derby.
The next weekend, Eibar will also go to the royal team in Madrid. It is therefore all the more important to take advantage of the home advantage in the derby and to take important points with you in the fight for relegation. How important the home advantage can be and what effects it has on the outcome of the game was summarized in the betting base guide to the home advantage.
Bookmakers see Eibar as a slight outsider against Real Sociedad. As Eibar’s latest home form shows, a bet on it is by no means absurd. There has been a defeat in the last five home games, but Atletico Madrid was defeated at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua.
Eibar has been a regular at La Liga for five years. The “Azulgranas” have established themselves as first division teams over the seasons and often avoided a relegation battle. So far this season is not really going well. As shown in the La Liga table, Eibar is only two points away from a relegation zone.
In the second half of the season, the “Azulgranas” are already on a relegation zone. Accordingly, Eibar is only beneficiary of the weak points of the relegation competitors. In the seven games of the second half of the season, SD Eibar has only scored eight points. In addition, the latest form does not exactly speak for the Basques.
In the last five games Eibar won only one. Last matchday there was even a bitter home defeat against RCD Mallorca, a direct relegation competitor in the table cellar. In order to come out of the crisis and expand the padding on relegation places, a home win in the Basque derby is of great importance.
Despite bankruptcy last weekend, the home advantage of Eibar remains a decisive factor. In front of their home crowd, the “Azulgranas” scored 19 of the 27 points in the current season. Before the home defeat against Mallorca, Eibar remained unbeaten at home four times in a row. Among other things, a home win against Atletico Madrid was booked.
Coach José Luis Mendilibar will only have to do without the long-term injured Iván Ramis at the Baskenderby.
Real Sociedad :
“La Real” finds its old strength. The blue-whites from San Sebastian are playing a strong season and could possibly be rewarded with a title. In the Copa del Rey, “Txuri-urdinak” is in the final and meets Athletic Bilbao in the big Basque derby. In La Liga, Real Sociedad currently senses the chance of a starting spot for the Champions League.
The blue-whites separate only three points from fourth in the table and thus last place for the Champions League. Real Sociedad’s winning streak ended last weekend. “La Real” was defeated by the Catalans from Barcelona, but was at eye level for long stretches. The narrow defeat (0: 1) at Camp Nou will have to cope with the team of Imanol Alguacil.
In the fight for the lucrative starting places for the European competitions, nothing has yet been decided. With Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Getafe and Sevilla there are four teams that, like Real Sociedad, have realistic chances of a CL starting position.
On Tuesday evening, Real Sociedad will play their third competitive game within six days. It is quite possible that the double burden is noticeable in the blue and white. The recent top game against FC Barcelona was particularly exhausting. Imanol Alguacil doesn’t have much room for rotation in the tight table constellation.
No major changes are expected in the “La Real” squad. Only Asier Illarramendi and Aritz Elustondo are currently on the injured list. In the Basque Country, Real Sociedad has been unbeaten in the last five derbies (cross-competition). The last time there was a derby bankruptcy in the Basque Country in August 2019.
Eibar vs Real Sociedad head to head matches
30.11.19 LL Real Sociedad Eibar 4 : 1
10.08.19 CF Real Sociedad Eibar 1 : 2
14.04.19 LL Real Sociedad Eibar 1 : 1
31.08.18 LL Eibar Real Sociedad 2 : 1
20.07.18 CF Eibar Real Sociedad 2 : 3