Leganes vs Eibar predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two struggling sides meet at Butarque.
Leganes vs Eibar Preview
Eibar head to Butarque this weekend as they look to record back to back victories following a dramatic midweek win. It’s a bigger game for Leganes in truth though with a replacement for coach Mauricio Pellegrino yet to be named. Lega are 6 points from safety heading into the weekend and are in desperate need of few consistent results, at least on their own patch.
Their home record at Butarque is the principal reason why they managed to avoid the drop in each of the last 3 seasons. Therefore it’s understandable that a few alarm bells started to ring when they started this campaign with just 1 point from their opening 5 home league games. They were perhaps a bit unlucky not to get more but they did at least stop the rot with a vital home win against Mallorca last weekend.
There are similarities between the two clubs in that they are both punching above their weight to even be at this level. Eibar have also been heavily dependent on their home form at times during their time in the Primera. Their road results are becoming an increasing source of concern though with just 1 victory in their last 21 away league games.
Eibar do at least come into this game with a bit of a bounce following their midweek win at home to Villarreal, clinched in dramatic fashion by a 95th minute Fabian Orellana goal. However they’ve already lost crunch away games against the likes of Mallorca and Real Valladolid and there is no clear end in sight to their away day blues.
Leganes vs Eibar Predictions
Score Prediction: 1-0 Leganes
Leganes would have hoped to have had a new coach in place by now but they did produce a performance for caretaker boss Luis Cembranos last weekend to see off Mallorca and with Eibar’s away record so bad, they could claim another vital three points here but it’s unlikely to be pretty.
Leganes vs Eibar H2H
- Last 6 competitive meetings: 4 Eibar Wins, 2 Draws.
- Leganes have never beaten Eibar in the top flight.
- You have to back to a Segunda Division game in 2003 for Leganes’ last win over Eibar in a competitive fixture.
- The most recent meeting was a 2-2 draw between the sides at Butarque in January.
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Predicted Line Ups
Cuellar – Silva, Bustinza, Siovas, Rosales – Recio, Mesa, Rivera – Rodriguez, Carrillo, Braithwaite (4-3-3)
Dmitrovic – De Blasis, Oliveira, Arbilla, Cote – Diop, Escalante – Orellana, Exposito, Leon – Kike (4-2-3-1)
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