Eibar vs Getafe predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups as match-day 24 in the Spanish top flight commences.
DATE/TIME – Friday 15th February, 21:00 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Ipurua
COMPETITION – La Liga
This match offers Getafe the chance to break into the top four. 3 points would do just that and it would lay down a real signal of their intent to challenge for not just Europa League football but possibly even Champions League action next term. Eibar aren’t too far off the European picture either and this should be a competitive game between two sides who continue to punch above their weight.
Eibar have never failed to better their previous season’s finishing position since they joined the Primera Division in 2014. 8th is the target this year if they are to keep that run going and you wouldn’t bet against José Luis Mendilibar’s side finishing that high. They are a well-organised side but there is attacking quality there, not least in the shape of in-form Charles who averages better than a goal every 100 minutes in La Liga this term, a ratio many of the world’s elite strikers would struggle to match.
Getafe have also been in the goals though despite their defensive reputation. Jaime Mata and Jorge Molina are forming a very dangerous partnership and the rest of the team remains solid which suggests they may very well keep their strong campaign going. They bounced back well from their painful Copa del Rey exit and the aftermath of that with victory over Celta Vigo last time out so they take momentum into this.
Neither of these sides do anything particularly fancy with a 4-4-2 formation and styles that could be viewed as direct. There is a bit more to both teams than that but certainly we can expect this game to get physical at times and it’s a tough one to call with both sides looking pretty solid right now.
Eibar vs Getafe Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Betting Tip: Draw @ 3.25 with Spin Palace Sports
Overall, it’s very hard to pick a winner. Getafe are experts at grinding out results on the road with only the two Madrid giants managing to beat them at home in La Liga so far this season. They’ve been drawing plenty and they’d probably take a repeat here. Eibar are the favourites but Getafe’s centre-backs are well equipped to deal with their crossing game and all in all a tight, even contest looks likely with the draw perhaps the most likely outcome.
Eibar vs Getafe H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 2 Getafe Wins, 1 Eibar Win, 3 Draws.
- 3 of the last 6 meetings have been drawn but the last 5 in the Basque Country have produced winners.
- Eibar have won 3 of their last 5 at home to the Madrid club and 2 of the 3 previous top flight meetings.
- Getafe were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture.
One to Watch – Charles
⚔️ En junio de 2017, Charles quedó libre y el Eibar se hizo con sus servicios. En el conjunto armero, el hispanobrasileño no ha perdido la pólvora que ha demostrado en toda su carrera.
⚽️ 18 goles
?️ 2 asistencias
⭐️ Máximo anotador del equipo esta temporada pic.twitter.com/mzIAMEzZg4
— Sphera Sports (@SpheraSports) February 7, 2019
Brazilian forward Charles is in red hot form with 10 goals in La Liga this term for Eibar despite only actually starting 9 times.
Predicted Line Ups
Riesgo – Pena, Ramis, Arbilla, Cote – Orellana, Jordan, Diop, Cucurella – Enrich, Charles (4-4-2)
Soria – Olivera, Dakonam, Cabrera, Suarez – Shibasaki, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Foulquier – Molina, Mata (4-4-2)