Eibar v Barcelona Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 19/05/19
Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Eibar v Barcelona and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s La Liga clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Eibar vs Barcelona Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 19/05/19
- Time: 12:30
- Venue: Ipurua Municipal Stadium
- Channel: Eleven Sports
Barcelona play their final league game of the season on Sunday afternoon on the road against Eibar, a team they have never lost against in the league. The Catalan giants will be looking to finish off the season with another victory. Eibar are comfortably mid table and they’ll be looking to cap off a good season with a positive result against the champions.
Barcelona will be preparing for their Copa Del Rey final later this month and there will be a few fringe players looking to put their name forward for a start in the final with a good performance here.
Barcelona will be without a host of players such as Suarez, Couthinho, Dembele and Rafinha.
Eibar will be without Anaitz Arbilla and Ruben Pena who are both injured.
Potential Eibar Starting XI: Dimitrovic, De Blasis, Oliveira, Ramis, Cote, Alvarez, Jordan, Leon, Orellana, Cucurella, Enrich
Potential Barcelona Starting XI: Cillessen, Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Vidal, Busquets, Rakatic, Malcom, Messi, Ruiz
Key Stats & Facts
- Eibar have lost every La Liga game that they have played against Barcelona.
- Eibar have lost just 2 league games at home since October 2018 winning 7 matches since then and drawing 5.
- Eibar have never scored a goal against Barcelona when playing at home in the league.
- Eibar 11/4
- Draw 16/5
- Barcelona 19/20
This game has a distinct end of season feeling to it with Barcelona having secured the title and Eibar being comfortably mid table. Barcelona may be champions, but they are beatable as we saw in their last away game against Celta Vigo when they lost 2-0. Eibar will be hoping that the Catalan giants are in similar form come Sunday.
The hosts will fancy their chances of finally scoring at home against Barcelona on Sunday with the Champions conceding 6 goals without scoring in their last 2 away games in all competitions. You would be confident of both teams finding the back of the net with Barcelona fielding a side containing Lionel Messi.
4 out of the last 5 meetings between these two have seen over 2.5 goals scored and I think come Sunday we could see plenty of goals again in this end of season game. With Barcelona’s squad looking to impress before the Cup Final I think we could expect the visitors to pick up another win here to get back to winning form on the road. Barcelona to win and over 2.5 goals to be scored in the match is 29/20 (coral) and I think that is great value for the top team in the league.
Another angle I like in this match is in the card market and I fancy Eibar left back, Jose Angel Cote, to be shown a card in this game. The left back has been carded 4 times in his last 4 games and I think he could have a very tricky time up against a very good Barcelona attack. Cote is 9/5 (Betfair) to be shown a card at any time in the match.