Barcelona is a very strong team, and a chronic title candidate.
And this season, they are looking to recover the La Liga title they lost to Real Madrid. This season, they won’t have the offensive trident MSN (Messi, Suarez, Neymar) since the Brazilian moved to PSG on a millionaire transfer.
This post-Neymar Barcelona has been doing well, since they are on top of the table with 4 wins after 4 matches and have only conceded 1 goal so far, precisely on the last match against Getafe, where Barcelona came from behind to get a positive but sweaty result.
I should also highlight they got off to a good start on the Champions League, beating Juventus 3-0 and Messi is in good form again.
Eibar is a very fierce team, very cooperative as a team and they usually play with very dense and tight lines, especially away from home. They don’t have a very deep roster, but they have players good enough to ensure they avoid relegation. Paulo Oliveira, ex-Sporting central defender, is one of the clear starters for this team and he has been doing very well at Eibar.
The Portuguese winger Bébé has also been one of the most consistent players on the team’s starting XI. Eibar has 6 points in 4 matches and they are on a stable situation at the moment.
They are coming off a 1-0 win at home over Leganés, who was a very nice result to get before this trip to Barcelona.
Barcelona vs Eibar – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Barcelona has to keep winning in order to maintain their La Liga’s leadership and to keep their advantage to Real Madrid, which is 4 points at the moment.
Barcelona knows they can’t count with Dembele, who is injured, but the team has been giving a good reply and has played good football, especially on the home matches where they have beaten Bétis 2-0 and Espanyol 5-0, not to mention their big Champions League win against Juventus.
Barcelona is strong and their sweaty win at Getafe doesn’t change anything. Paulinho was very important since he scored the winning goal on that match.
I expect a much more peaceful Barcelona on this encounter, and I trust them to win by more than a 1-goal difference here at home, with a good performance from Messi, Suarez and the others.
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