Eibar will be aiming to extend their unbeaten record to five matches in a row in a Saturday early kick-off when they host Barcelona in their matchday 9. This match will take place on Saturday 19th October 2019 at the Estadio Municipal de Ipura. The match is scheduled to start at 12:00GMT.
Despite their low start to the season, Los Armeros has been in great form of late with four games unbeaten, with two being wins while the other two; draws. The Basques have really made their Estadio Municipal de Ipura a real fortress and are hard to beat while at home. They are eyeing their third consecutive home win. However, beating Barcelona is easier said than done.
Barca, on the other hand, rained goals on Sevilla in their 4-0 win in their last La Liga fixture. Messi was the man after connecting a free-kick to score a wonder goal. The Catalan giants are in a race against time to overtake leaders Real Madrid and retain their usual spot in the Spanish top tier action.
Eibar will have a bigger fish to fry on Saturday. Despite their relatively fine form, beating Barcelona in their current form will prove to be an uphill task. Ernesto Valverde will be counting on Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi to give him 3 crucial points. The duo is highly rejuvenated than other players since they were not on international duty last week. With this in mind, we believe there is great value betting on the visitors to win.
Eibar vs. Barcelona Head to Head
Teams Eibar and Barcelona have faced off 10 times. Of their 10 meetings, Eibar hasn’t won any match while Barcelona has won 9 times. 1 of their meetings ended in a draw. Here is a look into 8 of their most recent meetings and how the scores turned out:
- Eibar 2-2 Barcelona
- Barcelona 3-0 Eibar
- Eibar 0-2 Barcelona
- Barcelona 6-1 Eibar
- Barcelona 4-2 Eibar
- Eibar 0-4 Barcelona
- Eibar 0-4 Barcelona
- Barcelona 3-1 Eibar
Barcelona will be relieved to have Samuel Umtiti, Júnior Firpo and Carles Pérez on stand-by after the three were seen back in training after nursing their respective injuries. However, the services of Gerald Pique, Ousmane Dembélé and Ronald Araujo are out of the question as the three are serving match suspensions.
Eibar, on the other hand, will miss the services of Gonzalo Escalante who is suspended for one match. José Angel will also be out due to a hamstring injury. Others whose services are also doubtful include; Pedro Bigas, Roberto Correa, Pablo De Blasis and Ivan Ramis due to various injuries.
Prediction and Odds
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Ernesto Valverde’s troops have always dominated Eibar in their previous matches. This match does not seem any different from their previous meetings. In their 10 historically played matches, Barca has won 9. Eibar did well in their last meeting to at least force a draw. Now Barcelona is ready to return to their dominance when they travel to Estadio Municipal de Ipura. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Both teams to score
- Barcelona to win
- Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi to score