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Espanyol vs Eibar Prediction & Betting tips
The already relegated Espanyol will take on Eibar in its own RCDE Stadium on Sunday afternoon, which still needs a few points to achieve final body preservation. The visitors are therefore a light favorite, but they too have been tiptoeing in recent weeks.
The Espanyol season will undoubtedly be one of the worst seasons ever since LaLiga was founded. In an attempt to escape relegation, the Catalans spent over 40 million euros during the winter transfer window, but to no avail. No fewer than four different coaches were at the helm at the RCDE Stadium this year, but the 1-0 defeat against fellow townsman FC Barcelona last Wednesday evening marked the end for Los Pericos, who will descend for the first time in 26 years. Segunda Division.
So this season turned out to be a big nightmare for Espanyol. Everyone in the club is logically completely done with it. Immediately after the relegation, fans at the stadium and at the training complex put up banners with slogans like You are no longer welcome and You are a disgrace in our 120-year history. The last six league games were all lost, so interim coach Francisco Rufete is faced with the thankless task of boosting his team.
With three rounds to go, Eibar occupies a safe fifteenth place in LaLiga, but the Basques are still not assured of life preservation. Certainly in the event of a defeat, an absolute doom scenario is possible, because then number eighteen Real Mallorca could approach the team of coach Jose Luis Mendilibar a day later to three points.
So Eibar still needs a few points to play it safe, and to end a long and difficult season in a positive way. However, with only one point from the last three games, Los Armeros are on their last legs. In addition, it did not help that Fabian Orellana and Gonzalo Escalante refused to extend their contract expiring on June 30 by several weeks, so that Mendilibar suddenly lost two important pillars. So Eibar will hang and strangle to play safely.
Espanyol vs Eibar head to head matches
15.09.19 LL Eibar Espanyol 1 : 2
21.01.19 LL Eibar Espanyol 3 : 0
25.09.18 LL Espanyol Eibar 1 : 0
18.04.18 LL Espanyol Eibar 0 : 1
03.12.17 LL Eibar Espanyol 3 : 1