Eibar Seeks First Home Win in La Liga this SeasonPublished September 15, 2017 by Florin P
Eibar welcomes Leganes at Estadio Municipal de Ipurua seeking all three points for the first time this season (8:00 p.m UK Time).
Eibar has always been a strong team when playing in front of its fans but this season things are not going according to the plan. The team has played well in both games so far but failed to win any of them. A new opportunity is within their grasp, as Leganes come visiting and their performance on the road leaves a lot to be desired. The home side has a couple of players doubtful but no footballer is injured or suspended.
Low Goal Production Is the Problem
Eibar played aggressive football during the preseason campaign of friendly games but took the foot off gas once the La Liga started. They failed to score in the last three games and lost twice in the final minutes of the match, something that needs to change against Leganes.
This team is notoriously bad on the road and usually concedes the initiative right from the start. This should prompt the hosts to come out firing on all cylinders and try to score by half time. Three Eibar players are doubtful ahead of this fixture but they are scattered across defense, midfield and offensive.
Narrow Margin Victories for Leganes
The visitors won back-to-back games in the first two rounds but then their defensive minded strategy backfired badly. The recent defeat at home against Getafe was the obvious result of them using a single striker and then waiting for opponents to commit mistakes. Against Eibar this strategy is guaranteed to fail miserably as the hosts play particularly well against defensive minded teams.
Odds of 9/10 at bet365 Sports on Eibar to win this match are surprisingly high and warrant a bet on the hosts to win. Despite their recent struggles, they have a quality lineup and strikers capable of scoring at least once again the defensive Leganes.