In the Spanish La Liga is the Easter weekend, the 33rd matchday of the current season on the program. The successful title defense of FC Barcelona is only a matter of time given nine points ahead. However, fans of Spanish football can not complain about the lack of excitement in the finish. A midfield that plays for the “golden pineapple” does not exist. Eibar, currently 13th, may even dream of the Europa League. But for the Easter weekend, it would have to give a surprise victory of Eibar against Atletico Madrid!
Football Betting Tips Eibar vs. Atletico Madrid
The Rojiblancos from the Spanish capital are the Catalan’s first pursuers around Lionel Messi, but the Simeone team will not be able to catch up. In the last six games of the season, it’s about defending second place ahead of city rivals Real Madrid. With four points ahead, the odds are relatively high. Compared to the Basques from Eibar the Simeone Elf is much stronger. Nevertheless, in the La Liga duel between Eibar and Atletico Madrid odds are offered up to a 2.50 for the guests victory. The start of the game in the small Ipurua Stadium (7,000 spectators) is on Saturday at 16:15.
Eibar – Statistics & Current Form
Despite 13th place after 32 league games, head coach Jose Luis Mendilibar’s team may dream of the UEFA Europa League. The gap to seventh-placed Athletic Bilbao is six points and with a superb finish, the big sensation would even be possible. The fact that this dream is still alive, owes the Mendilibar-Elf the strong performances in front of home audience. With eight wins, five draws and only three defeats, the Basques are in a strong sixth place in the home table. In foreign parts, however, Eibar is a welcome guest, only the guest appearance at Girona (6 October) could be made victorious.
The results in recent weeks, however, were not really satisfactory. Only two of the last ten league games Eibar could decide for themselves. There has been only one victory in the last six games. A key reason for this drop in form is the incredible injury pitch at the Mendilibar-Elf. Last weekend Eibar had to do without as many as six defensive players in the derby against Real Sociedad de San Sebastian. Almost the entire defensive department is out of action, so had to act with Sergio Alvarez a central midfielder in the center of defense and the attacking winger Pablo de Blasis (formerly Mainz 05) on the unfamiliar right-back position. Before the duel with Atletico Madrid, the personnel situation has not defused and Mendilibar will be forced to experiment again. Against an offensive with Antoine Griezmann or Alvaro Morata this is quite dangerous.
Eibar gets a bit on the gum and is happy that the advantage over the first relegation place is a comfortable nine points. Despite the very strong home record in the duel between Eibar and Atletico Madrid a prediction on a point win the home side is not recommended.
Expected formation of Eibar:
↪ Dmitrovic – Jose Angel, Oliveira, Alvarez, de Blasis – Cucurella, Jordan, Escalante, Orellana – Enrich, Cardona
Last matches of Eibar:
⚽️ 14.04.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. SD Eibar 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Real Madrid vs. SD Eibar 2: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 03.04.2019 – SD Eibar Vs. Rayo Vallecano 2: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 31.03.2019 – Levante Vs. SD Eibar 2: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. SD Eibar 3: 3 (Friendly Match)
Atletico Madrid – Statistics & Current Form
The soft hopes of winning the title were destroyed in direct duel with Barcelona. After the derailment of striker Diego Costa (eight games suspension) acted the Simeone Elf almost an hour outnumbered at Camp Nou. The defeat was the dream of the title finally over. But the team proved morale last weekend and therefore did not hang. In the season finale, it will now be the goal in any case to stay ahead of the city rivals Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid defeated Celta Vigo 2-0 at home. This was already the ninth La Liga game in series, in which not both teams have met.
The defensive is the absolute showpiece of red and white from Madrid. It was against the Galicians with Francisco Montero (20 years) and Toni Moya (21 years) to find two players from the B-team in central defense. Although the thin squad has injuries (Godin, Gimenez, Savic), the youngsters have also internalized Diego Simeone’s system. Not for nothing is Diego Simeone the coach, which has the highest annual salary of all top coaches. The gaucho earns no less than 41 million euros a year. Simeone turns every player around, if not two, classes stronger.
His principles do not always provide for an attractive and offensive game, rather, the result is placed in the foreground. Close victories are not luck with the Rojiblancos, but a sign of quality. The already very thin squad must divide the existing forces, true to the motto “a good horse jumps only as high as it has to”.
“Jan Oblak is the best goalkeeper in the world and we are very fortunate to have him in the squad. I am very proud that he is in my team and part of our club. He has improved a lot since arriving at the club. ” – Diego Simeone
Although the Atletico players get lucrative offers again and again, few players turn their backs on the club. This week, Jan Oblak, the best goalkeeper in the world for Simeone, has now extended his contract and continues to join the Spanish top club. Atletico Madrid acts as a homogenous entity, and no top star is too bad for defensive work. The games are not always nice to watch, but definitely successful. Against a team like Eibar Atletico Madrid is clearly in the advantage and a tip on the guests in the odds offered is almost a “must”. The 2.50 seems much too high, because qualitatively is not just a class between the two teams.
Expected formation of Atletico Madrid:
↪ Oblak – Luis Filipe, Gimenez, Montero, Juanfran – Koke, Rodrigo, Thomas, Saul Niguez – Griezmann, Morata
Last matches of Atletico Madrid:
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Celta Vigo 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 02.04.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Girona 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 30.03.2019 – Alaves Vs. Atletico Madrid 0: 4 (La Liga)
⚽️ 16.03.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. Atletico Madrid 2: 0 (La Liga)
Eibar vs. Atletico Madrid Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
In the 2014/15 season, the small club from the Basque Country and the Rojiblancos from the Spanish capital faced each other for the first time in the Spanish La Liga. There are now nine matches in the database but they did not win SD Eibar in these nine games. Only two times could the blatant underdog rejoice over a draw, seven games decided the favorite from Madrid for themselves. Interesting detail on the edge – the two draws reached Eibar not at home, but in the foreign. Atletico Madrid has won all four guest appearances in the small Ipurua Stadium (goal difference 1: 8).
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid Football Betting Tips
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid! A match at eye level is not necessarily expected in these two teams. Nevertheless, the betting odds offered in this game want to convey exactly this impression. For a home win against Eibar vs Atletico Madrid odds of 3.20 are offered – for a score of guests there is a 2.50!
Key Facts – Eibar vs Atletico Madrid tips
⭐️ Six defenders fail at Eibar – Mendilibar has to improvise!
⭐️ Atletico Madrid has won all four guest appearances at Eibar in La Liga!
⭐️ In the last nine league games of Atletico Madrid have never met both teams!
Eibar has a great home record in the small stadium, but the fact that no fewer than six defenders are unavailable due to injury is undeniable. Eibar does not have the necessary squad width to adequately replace such an abundance of failures. For that reason alone, a tip between Eibar and Atletico Madrid is recommended for the guests. With odds of 2.50, the decision is easy, six units are made as a bet!
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