Eibar vs Málaga: On the match that will close out this La Liga’s round, Eibar hosts Málaga this Monday.
At the Basque Country, the home side that rises to 7th place in case they win, staying 2 points behind Sevilla, hosts the last place of the competition that is desperately looking for points.
Eibar is currently fighting for a spot in next season’s Europa League. The Basque team has made an incredible recovery since November, getting several consecutive victories and climbing rapidly on the league table.
Despite their loss on their last match at home, against Atlético de Madrid, they are on an extremely confident moment of form and the team has made a true fortress out of their stadium, having gotten 4 wins on their last 5 matches at home, including a win against Valencia.
Their fans’ support and the pitch’s characteristics make Eibar’s stadium one of the toughest ones to visit.
Last season, they have beaten a stronger Málaga 3-0 at home.
With 8 wins in 19 matches, and with 5 of those wins occurring at home, Eibar is quietly in the fight for an Europa League spot and will play this match without any pressure on them.
Málaga has been one of the negative surprises of the season, only having 11 points after 19 matches, since they have a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 14 losses.
Playing away from home, Málaga has 1 win and 9 losses, being the team with the worst visiting record of the entire competition.
The team from the south of Spain counts with 4 losses on their last 4 matches and they haven’t won since December 10th.
Despite everything, Málaga’s team isn’t a team that concedes a lot of goals, having 33 goals conceded which, compared to the clubs around them on the league table is a remarkable achievement.
Eibar vs Málaga – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On their first meeting this season, Eibar won 1-0 in Málaga.
Eibar is the favourite here and they play without pressure, despite being aware that a win here will put them on the fight for 6th place.
Eibar, when they play at home, usually plays well and most of their points were conquered as hosts.
On the other hand, we have the pressured Málaga that desperately needs points to leave the relegation zone, but that at the same time, is going through a serious crisis of confidence and results.
|Eibar to win||