Eibar vs Real Sociedad predictions for this Friday’s clash in La Liga. Read on for our analysis ahead of this Basque derby.
DATE/TIME – Friday 31st August 2018, 22:00 (CEST)
STADIUM – Ipurua Municipal Stadium, Eibar
COMPETITION – La Liga
Eibar vs Real Sociedad Predictions
Betting Tips: Real Sociedad 0.0 Asian Handicap
Score Prediction: 3-1 Sociedad
Eibar have had a tough summer with key midfielder Dani Garcia amongst those leaving and they are still awaiting on a couple of key players to get back to fitness with Pedro Leon and Ivan Ramis struggling with injuries. They’ve not impressed at all so far and while it would be foolish to suggest they are destined for a relegation battle given what they’ve achieved in recent years, the early signs aren’t promising.
Right now Sociedad just seem to be in much better shape. They’ve made a good start under new management and have responded well to the challenge of playing their first three games away due to the redevelopment of the Anoeta. Although they don’t have a good record on this ground they do look much more the more likely winners here with the core of a strong team still very much in place and a good coach at the helm.
Eibar vs Real Sociedad Match Stats
- Sociedad have never won at Eibar in La Liga.
- They’ve taken just 1 point from their previous 4 visits (a 0-0 draw last term).
- Eibar have won just 1 of their last 9 games including pre-season.
- They are one of just two teams to lose their opening two matches in La Liga 2018/19.
- Sociedad have won 6 of their last 10 league games.
One to Watch – Asier illarramendi
Real Sociedad to renew contract and raise release clause of Asier Illarramendi #LaReal https://t.co/E44LYJu8j6 pic.twitter.com/vMKPANOPN5
— footballespana (@footballespana_) June 21, 2018
The Sociedad playmaker looks to be moving into a slightly more advanced role this season. He was on target last week and will be key to their hopes of pushing for European football this season. He could be the man to take control of the midfield battle here and Eibar will need to close him down to limit his influence.
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Predicted Line Ups
Possible Eibar XI:
Dmitrovic – Cote, Oliveira, Arbilla, Pena – Orellana, Diop, Escalante, Jordan – Garcia, Enrich (4-4-2)
Possible Real Sociedad XI:
Rulli – Zaldua, Elustondo, Moreno, Hernandez – Zubeldia, Illarramendi, Zurutuza – Juanmi, Willian Jose, Oyarzabal (4-3-3)