Two teams fighting for a better position in the La Liga standings go head-to-head tonight in what should be an action-packed matchup between Eibar and Las Palmas. Eibar are currently in 8th place in the standings with 44 points and are within striking distance of Real Sociedad and Bilbao. They are shooting for next seasons' Europa League, which would give the team with a minimal budget in La Liga standards a much needed push. Tonight, they face Las Palmas, a team that they have had a lot of trouble against in the past and it won't be easy going.
Tonight's match should be a terrific one to watch, as both teams are shooting for a win. Las Palmas are currently in 12th place, beat Villarreal two weeks ago, but lost a tough match to Celta Vigo last week. Quique Setién will be playing his best squad in the match tonight with his team of M. Livaja, Jesé and Tana looking to score goals at Municipal de Ipurua, which has been lucky for them in the past.
Eibar won last week's match in thrilling form 3-2 against Villarreal, but have been very inconsistent in their last seven league matches, only winning two, losing two and drawing thrice. Not the type of record needed to make a real push for a top five spot in the league, but good enough to achieve a spot in the Europa League (four points off).
La Liga Betting Markets
Eibar are outright favorites tonight, with bet365 Sports posting in their favor at 1.80, while the visitors Las Palmas are well behind at 4.33. A draw needs to be the best bet and a smart bet for punters with the odds posted at 3.75. Expect another draw at 1-1 between these two teams, but bettors should take advantage of the live in play markets that bet365 Sports is offering throughout the game.