Eibar vs Real Valladolid match preview and predictions for Saturday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as two struggling sides meet.
- DATE: Saturday 13th February 2021
- KICK-OFF: 18:30 (local time)
- STADIUM: Ipurua
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Eibar vs Real Valladolid Preview
There’s a real relegation six-pointer at Ipurua this weekend in LaLiga as struggling Eibar and Real Valladolid meet. Along with the newly promoted teams, these are probably the two most likely candidates for the drop and the result of this match could be all important in the final reckoning.
Eibar are currently only outside the relegation zone and indeed above Real Valladolid on goal difference. They did also significantly win the reverse fixture so only need to avoid defeat here to ensure they have the H2H advantage which comes into play at the end of the season. Victory would give them a 3 point cushion – which effectively would be more like 4.
That will certainly be the target for José Luis Mendilibar and his team but they haven’t looked much like winning football matches of late. They’ve only taken one point from their last five league games and have only won once all season at Ipurua – a 2-0 victory over Granada just prior to this current poor run they are on.
That should offer up some hope for Real Valladolid but they’ve not been doing any better themselves. Sergio’s side look poor at both ends of the pitch at times and they’ve only collected 2 points from their last 5 games, losing a key bottom of the table clash at Alaves last time out.
They have at least avoided defeat in over half of their away games this term but they do just look a limited team who may be involved in this relegation scrap until the very wire, something which wasn’t the case last term. Their cause isn’t helped by three suspensions here which will force their coach into a number of changes.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Eibar Wins, 3 Real Valladolid Wins, 1 Draw.
- Eibar have won each of the last 2 meetings.
- They won 2-1 at the Jose Zorrilla earlier in the season.
- Real Valladolid have won on 2 of their last 3 league visits to Ipurua.
Rober Correa is the only definite injury absentee for Eibar.
Real Valladolid are missing Ruben Alcaraz, Fede San Emeterio and Joaquin Fernandez to suspension. Raul Garcia and Marcos de Sousa are among their injury absentees.
Predicted Eibar Starting Lineup:
Dmitrovic – Arbilla, Bigas, Oliveira, Pozo – Gil, Diop, Exposito, Inui – Kike, Muto (4-4-2)
Predicted Real Valladolid Starting Lineup:
Masip – Olaza, Bruno, Perez, Hervias – Michel, Mesa – Villa, Perez, Orellana – Weissman (4-2-3-1)
Eibar vs Real Valladolid Predictions
Score Prediction: Eibar 2-0 Real Valladolid
Real Valladolid really have been poor in their last two games – which were both against fellow strugglers. Their heavy home defeat against bottom club Huesca was followed by a loss to Alaves where they only had 3 attempts to their opponents’ 20. With a number of players absent here, they may struggle to get anything from their trip to Ipurua.
Eibar vs Real Valladolid Betting Tips (18+)
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