Alcorcon vs Eibar predictions and match preview for Sunday’s Segunda Division fixture. Read on for our analysis as the visitors target promotion.
|Sunday 29th May 2022
|20:00 (local time)
Alcorcon vs Eibar Preview
Eibar travel to Madrid on Sunday, hoping to clinch a return to the Primera at the first time of asking. The Basque minnows have responded well to the disappointment of relegation last term and despite their small size, have used the financial help that relegated teams have to their advantage.
Alcorcon meanwhile are heading in the other direction. They have long since had their relegation to the Primera RFEF confirmed and sit bottom heading into the final matchday, 19 points from safety. They are back under the guidance of Fran Fernández, who was previously in charge between 2019 and 2020, and will already be plotting their path back to this level.
In theory, this is a good fixture for Eibar to have on such a decisive day but Alcorcon showed last weekend they are in no mood to just lie down and take a beating at the hands of promotion-chasing opposition. They actually did Eibar a huge favour by surprisingly going away to leaders Almeria and drawing 1-1. Indeed they were a matter of minutes from winning the game until the hosts struck in the 93rd minute.
As a result, Eibar have moved above Almeria to take 1st place by virtue of their superior H2H record. They are 2 points clear of 3rd placed Real Valladolid, however with an inferior H2H record in that case, meaning only victory here will guarantee automatic promotion for Gaizka Garitano’s side and a win would also seal the title.
Eibar will travel with confidence with 4 wins from their last 5 games helping push them to the brink of the Primera. That includes a key 3-2 win in Madrid in their last road game against Leganes and so far they’ve really handled the pressure of the run-in well. One final hurdle against a team that has lost over half of their home league games, shouldn’t in theory cause them too much trouble, although pressure can do strange things to teams and there’ll be a few nerves in the visiting camp come 20:00 on Sunday.
Alcorcon vs Eibar Predictions
Score Prediction: Alcorcon 1-2 Eibar
Alcorcon showed last week that they shouldn’t be completely written off despite the miserable season that they’ve had. They could be awkward opponents here but overall you’d have to fancy Eibar to get the win they need to clinch promotion.
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