Eibar vs. Espanyol Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 7-12-2020
Eibàr (9-9-17) vs. Espanyol (5-9-21)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 08:00AM ET
Venue: RCDE Stadium, Barcelona, Spain
The Line: Eibar +122/ Draw +210/ Espanyol +235; O/U 2
TV: Cmore, DAZN Deutsch, Digi Sport, Match! Futbol, nSport+, Spiler2 TV, Spor Smart, Telekom Sport
Eibar will visit Barcelona to meet Espanyol in round 36 of the Spanish La Liga Santander at the RCDE Stadium on Sunday, July 12, 2020.
Freshly relegated Espanyol lost their place in the La Liga in their last time out loss against FC Barcelona in matchday 35 earlier this week. Espanyol has recorded one win since league restart and has been winless since their first game after league restart, recording 7 defeats in a row. Espanyol occupies the basement of the league table with 24 points. Coming into this game, Espanyol has recorded only 5 wins, 9 draws, and 21 losses. In their previous game, Espanyol conceded the only goal of the match in the 56th minute from Barcelona’s forward, Luiz Suarez. Espanyol recorded 25% ball possession and 11 goal attempts.
Key players to look out for in Espanyol’s forward group are David Lopez and Raul de Tomas. Midfielder David López has provided Espanyol’s last two La Liga goals. Lopez has recorded 4 goals and 2 assists in 29 appearances, while Raul has recorded 4 goals since his debut in February. In front of the net for Espanyol is Diego Lopez. Sitting in the basement of the ranking, Lopez has recorded an average of 1.62 goals allowed per 90 minutes, a total of 55 goals, 98 saves, and 4 clean sheets.
On the other hand, Eibar occupies the 15th position with 36 points, tied with Celta Vigo. So far, Eibar has recorded 9 wins, 9 draws and 17 losses. In their last time out, Eibar was held to a goalless stalemate by bottom-placed Leganes to record their third winless match in a row, their third La Liga draw since the restart. A recent win at Granada was the only occasion across their last 12 La Liga away fixtures in which Eibar scored the opening goal.
Eibar veteran Charles will lead the team’s forward group alongside Kike. Charles has scored in three of his last seven La Liga appearances of at least 20 minutes, recording 6 goals in total. On the other hand, Kike has scored 5 goals and recorded one assist in 25 appearances. Marko Dmitrovic will stay in front of the net for Eibar. Dmitrovic has made 34 goalkeeping appearances for Eibar. He has recorded 51 conceded goals, an average of 1.50 goals conceded per 90 minutes, 70 saves, 9 clean sheets, and 20% Penalty Save.
In the last 7 meetings between the two teams, Eibar has recorded 3 wins, two of which ended by at least 3 goals. In contrast, Espanyol recorded two wins by only one goal margin. Espanyol has been La Liga’s worst home teams with only 2 wins and 10 defeats in 17 home games. Similarly, Eibar has recorded bad traveling record in the league. With only 2 wins and 9 losses in 17 away games, Eibar is ranked 17th.
Coach: José Luis Mendilibar
Goalkeeper: Marko Dmitrovic
Players: Roberto Correa, Paulo Oliveira, Pedro Bigas, José Angel, Pedro Léon, Sergio Alvarez Diaz, Sebastian Cristoforo, Takashi Inui, Kike and Charles
Coach: Abelardo Fernández
Goalkeeper: Diego Lopez
Players: Adrià Pedrosa, Leandro Cabrera, Bernardo Espinosa, Javi Lopez, Adrián Embarba, Marc Roca, David Lopez, Sergi Darder, Raúl de Tomás and Jonathan Calleri
Prediction: Take Espanyol +235
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