Sevilla vs Eibar predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as the Basque minnows make the trip to the RSP.
- DATE: Saturday 24th October 2020
- KICK-OFF: 18:30 (local time)
- VENUE: Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Sevilla vs Eibar Preview
Sevilla are looking to get back to winning ways this Saturday when they play host to Eibar at the RSP. The Andalusians saw their long unbeaten run come to an end last weekend in LaLiga but showed further evidence that they are turning into a team that can compete with the best clubs in Spain and on the continent with a 0-0 draw at Chelsea in the Champions League in midweek.
Julen Lopetegui’s side have already left Camp Nou with a result this season and they do appear to have turned a corner in those really tough away games, where Sevilla’s limitations for so many years seemed to surface. This is clearly now a very competitive team although just how well they can do this season, will clearly depend on just how poor the ‘big three’ are going to be.
The early evidence suggests Sevilla have a real chance of keeping pace with those clubs but they did suffer their first league defeat since February last time out, sinking to a 1-0 defeat away to Granada.
Eibar meanwhile head into this game having taken 4 points from their last 2 matches to boost their spirits in what was always likely to be a tough season. Kevin Rodrigues’ dramatic late strike was enough to seal a 2-1 victory at Real Valladolid prior to a scrappy 0-0 derby draw against Osasuna last time out.
José Luis Mendilibar will be content with the improvements he has seen from his side but will be aware of how difficult a game this will be and we aren’t likely to see a particularly adventurous approach from the Basques here.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Sevilla Wins, 2 Eibar Wins, 1 Draw.
- Sevilla have won 4 of the last 5 meetings at the Sanchez-Pizjuan.
- Both meetings last term ended in home wins with Eibar staging a great comeback to win 3-2 at Ipurua early on last term.
- There have been 4+ goals in 4 of the last 5 meetings overall.
Joan Jordan is suspended for Sevilla so won’t face his old club. Fernando may be used in central defence again which should give Nemanja Gudelj another chance in midfield after an impressive showing at Stamford Bridge.
Bryan Gil may start against his parent club for Eibar while Pape Diop returns from a ban and should also start.
Predicted Sevilla Starting Lineup:
Bono – Escudero, Carlos, Fernando, Navas – Rakitic, Gudelj, Oscar – Munir, De Jong, Ocampos (4-3-3)
Predicted Eibar Starting Lineup:
Dmitrovic – Rodrigues, Burgos, Oliveira, Pozo – Diop, Alvarez – Gil, Exposito, Inui – Garcia (4-2-3-1)
Sevilla vs Eibar Predictions
Score Prediction: Sevilla 1-0 Eibar
This isn’t too rapid a turnaround following that trip to London for Sevilla and they should be able to lightly rotate their side here and get the job done. The absence of Joan Jordan does starve them of a bit of creativity though and it could be a narrow margin of victory.
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