Valencia vs Eibar: Match preview
What we’re looking at this season with Valencia is exactly what we’re used to from this team back in the seasons. Namely, “bats” generally start the championship badly, but as time goes on this team provides better games. Currently Valencia are in eighth place in the standings, but what is even more important is that the team reached the knockout phase of the Champions League after defeating last year’s semi-finalist Ajax.
This time they are hosting Eibar, who is considered a team that can play well on the sidelines. However, they have not shown that for the time being, as in the nine matches played so far out of their field they have solved only one in their favor, with four draws and four losses.
Valencia team news:
Three more teams remained unbeaten in Primera as hosts. It is clear that two are Barcelona and Real Madrid, and the third is Valencia, even though she scored “only” seventeen out of the maximum 27 points. They are still slowed down by a large number of tie scores (4-5-0).
After Valladolid (six), Valencia’s football players are league leaders hen it comes to draws. In the last two matches in Primera, they played home against Real Madrid (1-1) and away at Valladolid (1-1).
Except for the unfortunate defeat at Betis, Valencia has not lost any since the end of October. Counting that drop in the last eleven appearances Valencia is 6-4-1.
Probable lineup: Cillessen, Wass, Garay, Paulista, Gaya, Torres, Parejo, Coquelin, Soler, Rodrigo, Gomez.
Eibar team news:
Eibar is in the lower part of the ladder. At 5-4-9, everything looks far worse if you only look at visiting figures (1-4-4). Recently, Eibar has been on a major downward trajectory. He couldn’t beat anyone in Primera through five games (0-1-4). He lost to Real Madrid (0-4), Alaves (0-2), Real Sociedad (1-4) and Getafe (0-1), scoring just a point at San Mames against Athletic (0-0).
Still, visible attacking issues were cut short, as was the negative streak, with Eibar celebrating in the last two meetings. He first defeated Logrones in the King’s Cup, then defeated Granada at home in the Championship.
In addition to not losing at this stadium in the last three seasons (2-1-0), Eibar has a fantastic total of 4-2-0 against Valencia over the last three seasons.
Probable lineup: Dmitrović, Tejero, Oliveira, Bigas, Cote, Leon, Escalante, Exposito, Inui, Enrich, Charles.
There is no need to doubt the victory of the “bats” in this match, and it seems that this could be one match with many goals. So, besides Valencia’s win, there should be at least three goals.
Where to watch:
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