La Liga Match of the Night: Barcelona vs EibarPublished September 19, 2017 by Sol FH
The Blaugrana host Eibar tonight at 21:00 GMT, as they return to La Liga season action.
Eibar earned promotion to La Liga in 2014 and since then they have become a regular name in the top flight. They have survived the last couple of seasons by their own hard work and defensive organization, but they have not been able to beat Barca; home or away.
Over the total of six matches between Barca and Eibar, the lesser has dominated the battle, winning all six matches, scoring 20 goals and have conceded only 5. The Blaugrana are seeking their fifth victory in their first five matches in the league. They did have a very tough time against Getafe in their last match and actually needed a heroic comeback victory, but they looked very tired after a tough three matches in seven days across all competitions.
Eibar will have a very tough time against Barca's front three, as Gerard Deulofeu, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi will all be looking to score more goals. Suarez and Messi have masterminded a total of 14 goals against Eibar over the last few years, but Suarez is off his form by a longshot and we could actually see Aleix Vidal start in his place on the right wing, with Deulofeu taking over the left and the chief in command, Messi, at False Nine.
Prediction and La Liga Betting
This match is all but in the bag for Barca. Few teams can come into Camp Nou and leave with a draw, let alone a win and unfortunately for Eibar, a loss is in their cards for tonight. Expect a solid 3-0 for Barca.
Bet365 Sports has also posted their odds in favor of Barcelona at 1.11, while Eibar is at 15.00, and a draw is at 10.00.