Osasuna vs Eibar
Spanish La Liga
Date: Monday, 13th March 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio El Sadar (Pamplona).
Osasuna are traditionally a much bigger club than Eibar but there can be no doubt who is in the better shape right now. Eibar come here as firm favourites and they are capable of racking up a comfortable win.
Eibar are in the hunt for Europa League football next season, which would be a tremendous achievement for a club of their size. It’s a big ask for them to get it but they’ve played with real attacking quality at times this season. Eibar have scored 1.62 goals per game on average. No side outside the current top four can better that and their away goals per game average of 1.58 is also highly impressive. They aren’t a side that goes into their shell on the road and they certainly won’t here against such weak opposition.
Their main goal threat has been Sergi Enrich. The forward has scored 6 goals in his last 8 appearances for the club so is in great form currently and will be looking forward to this game. With Osasuna so poor at the back, there looks to be great value in backing Sergi Enrich to score anytime at 7/4.
Osasuna’s return to the top flight has quickly turned into a nightmare. They will already be starting to think about life in the Segunda Division next season having taken just 10 points from 26 games so far. They are yet to record a home victory and average a shocking 0.31 points per game on their own ground this term.
The main reason they’ve been so bad is their very poor defence. They’ve conceded 2.46 goals per game, which is the worst defensive record in La Liga by some margin. What’s more their problems seem to be getting worse rather than better. They’ve conceded 3 or more goals in all of their last 6 matches, losing on each occasion.
Up against an attacking Eibar side, their defence could be in for another miserable evening here and backing Eibar to score over 1.5 goals at 10/11 looks to offer great value.
Osasuna vs Eibar: Key Facts
Osasuna are in search of their first win in 12 competitive games, and first Laliga win in 15 straight league games. The reds last league win happened on October, 2016.
In same vein, Osasuna nurses 6 home games winless run, and have failed to nick maximum points in all their home games so far this season.
Eibar nicked on point out of possible 6 in 2 league games. The gunners also have same point from possible 6 in 2 consecutive away league game.
Moreover, Eibar happened to be the only side that have tasted defeat from the hands of Osasuna this season.
Osasuna: Predicted Line-Up
Sirigu: Fuentes, Garcia, Garcia, Oier: Merida, Loe- Romero, De Cuevas, Olavide: Kodro
Eibar: Predicted Line-Up
Yoel: Capa, Dos Santos, Ranis, Luna: Escalante, Garcia- Leon, Adrian, Pena: Enrich
Osasuna Vs Eibar: Head to Head Statistics
Both teams will be facing each other for the 4th time this season. Osasuna and Eibar produced a 5 goals thrilling encounter in the first leg of this tie. The reds edge pass the gunners in a 3-2 score line.
Moreover, in the last 5 competitive game between them, Osasuna has 2 wins compared to Eibar’s 1. In addition, Osasuna was thrashed 3-0 in Eibar 2017 Copa Del Rey visit to the El Sadar stadium in Pamplona.
Osasuna Vs Eibar: Predictions
There is a wide gulf between Osasuna form vis-a-vis Eibar’s form this on-going season. Osasuna have been horrible both home away, while Eibar have lost only to the league big guns in the last 10 competitive games.
Therefore, I will be predicting an over goals encounter, with a win or draw situation for Eibar.
Osasuna Vs Eibar: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 1.84