Eibar vs Villarreal predictions, H2H and match preview for this Thursday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as the Yellow Submarine head to the Basque Country.
Eibar vs Villarreal Preview
This promises to be a decent contest as a free-scoring Villarreal side head to the Basque Country to take on Eibar who have made an unconvincing start to the season. The hosts could be in the relegation zone by the time this one kicks off and that will certainly up the pressure on them as they take to the field against the Yellow Submarine.
Eibar have performed miracles to establish themselves as a top flight side but there are a few reasons to think this season could be their closest flirtation with relegation since their first campaign at this level. Their away record is a very poor one with just one road win in 20 games in La Liga and that really does put pressure on them to deliver the goods at home. They have already defeated Sevilla and Celta Vigo at Ipurua this season but it’s just one point from their last three games overall heading into this.
They don’t appear to be catching Villarreal at a good time. Javi Calleja’s side were very impressive on Friday night as they brushed aside Alaves with a 4-1 win. They ended matchday 10 as the top scorers in La Liga with an average of 2.4 goals per game so far this term although only 7 of their 24 goals have come away from home.
Defensively Eibar really haven’t convinced this term with teams getting in behind their high line all too often. Barcelona brutally exposed that in their most recent match at Ipurua and Villarreal have players who will fancy they can do likewise. They may opt to attack Eibar with the pace of Karl Toko Ekambi and Samuel Chukwueze and that could spell trouble for the home team.
Eibar vs Villarreal Predictions
Score Prediction: 3-2 Villarreal
Villarreal are playing with confidence and no shortage of quality, something you couldn’t really have said at any point last season. Defensively they are better but by no means perfect and an open game could be on the cards here. Eibar look a bit too easy to get at right now though and Villarreal may well leave with maximum points.
Eibar vs Villarreal H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Eibar Wins, 2 Villarreal Wins, 1 Draw.
- There was only 1 goal in the 2 meetings last term, scored by Villarreal at the Ceramica.
- Villarreal have only won on 1 of their 5 league trips to Ipurua.
- The 10 top flight clashes between the sides have produced 4 wins each and 2 draws.
Predicted Line Ups
Dmitrovic – Tejero, Oliveira, Arbilla, Cote – Diop, Escalante – Leon, Exposito, Orellana – Enrich (4-2-3-1)
Asenjo – Mario, Albiol, Torres, Quintilla – Iborra, Anguissa – Moreno, Cazorla, Chukwueze – Ekambi (4-2-3-1)