On Thursday evening, Eibar host Sevilla at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurua, as the home side looks to get their La Liga campaign back on track.
Eibar (Odds of 5/2 for victory)
The home side has made a poor start to their La Liga campaign, picking up just two points from their opening five league matches of the season. In fact, the Azulgranas have now failed to win in their last seven games stretching back to the backend of last season.
One positive for Eibar is that they ended a mini two-game losing run in La Liga by claiming a draw and a clean sheet last time out in a goalless draw against Levante. The draw will come as a relief, as they had previously conceded at least two goals in three of their four La Liga outings.
Eibar’s recent home record has been the picture of inconsistent of late, as they have won just two of their last six league games on home soil, suffering three defeats in the process.
However, the home side has played just one La Liga game on home soil this season. Their position in the table means that they are desperate to kick-start their campaign.
Eibar have a poor recent record against Sevilla, winning just two of the last 12 meetings between the two sides in all competitions.
Sevilla (Odds of 23/20 for victory)
The visitors kicked off their campaign with a four-game unbeaten run. In fact, they were six games unbeaten in La Liga dating back to season 2018/19. The unbeaten run ended last weekend with a narrow 1-0 home defeat against Real Madrid.
Incredibly for Sevilla, their last seven matches going back to last season have all produced under 2.5 goals. In previous seasons, the Andalusians had been a team renowned for scoring goals. The fact that the visitors have claimed four clean sheets in six league games has played a big factor in those low-scoring encounters.
Sevilla head into this away clash unbeaten in four away games in La Liga, having won all three of their La Liga matches on their travels this season. It has been at the Sanchez Pizjuan where they have failed to impress of late.
Their defensive displays have played a key part in those recent away victories, as Los Rojiblancos have kept clean sheets in all three of their matches on the road this season in La Liga. The low-scoring trend for Sevilla is also evident in the visitors away games, as seven of their last eight away games in La Liga have produced under 2.5 goals, including their last five matches.[reviewTableLarge ids=”620,639,642″ title=”Best betting sites to place bet on this game are:”]
There is no doubt that Eibar have started the new season in poor form. Meanwhile, Sevilla have made a decent start to life under new boss Julen Lopetegui. This looks like it could be a relatively tight encounter.
We can see Sevilla recording a victory in a low-scoring encounter. Therefore, the recommendations we are making for this game is backing the away win at odds of 23/20 and also under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5. (All odds taken from Bet365).
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Will either of these two teams return to winning ways in La Liga on Thursday night?