Eibar vs Sevilla predictions, H2H and match preview for this Thursday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the Andalusians look to bounce back from their first league defeat at the weekend.
Eibar vs Sevilla Preview
Sevilla suffered their first real setback under Julen Lopetegui at the weekend. A rare Real Madrid victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan ended Sevilla’s unbeaten start in all competitions. They’ll be hoping to get back on track here against an Eibar side that hasn’t started at all well. The Basques are yet to taste victory with just 2 points from their opening 5 games.
There were a few more encouraging signs in their most recent outing. They left Valencia with a 0-0 draw from their clash with Levante on match-day 5. They will perhaps feel as though they could have nicked all the points but their immediate priority will be getting back on track at home in what is only their second outing of the season at a revamped Ipurua.
Sevilla look to have some fairly solid foundations which should aid their cause on the road this season. They’ve already claimed a hard-fought win in this part of the world against Alaves and they do still have La Liga’s second best defensive record despite that weekend defeat. Worryingly though, they don’t really convince up top with neither Luuk de Jong nor Chicarito capable of offering the same kind of threat that Wissam Ben Yedder managed to provide last season.
Their star performer so far has been Joan Jordan and it’s perhaps no coincidence that Eibar have struggled since selling him to the Andalusian club this summer. He should still be in for a good reception having contributed a great deal to the Basque club during his time there. Julen Lopetegui may opt to rotate in some areas though with this being quite a busy stint in the season.
Eibar vs Sevilla Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
Eibar are better than 2 points from 5 games suggests and they should give Sevilla a real tough game here. Lopetegui’s men may just be starting to feel the effects of a long trip to Azerbaijan last week in addition to the shift they put in against Los Blancos at the weekend. It’s the kind of game where neither side would be distraught if it ended level and it may well do just that.
Eibar vs Sevilla H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Sevilla Wins, 1 Eibar Win, 2 Draws.
- Sevilla were 3-1 winners here last term.
- Both teams have scored in all 5 top flight meetings at Ipurua.
- Eibar have only won one of those games – a 5-1 success in February 2018.
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Predicted Line Ups
Dmitrovic – Tejero, Ramis, Arbilla, Angel – Diop, Exposito – Inui, Orellana, Leon – Charles (4-2-3-1)
Vaclik – Escudero, Carrico, Kounde, Navas – Jordan, Torres, Fernando – Nolito, Chicharito, Munir (4-3-3)