Barcelona vs Eibar 10/18/2014 Free Spanish La Liga Pick and Preview
Eibar vs Barcelona
Saturday 18th October 2014 19:00(GMT)
The Line: Barcelona 1/10 Draw 8/1 Eibar 20/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports 5
Little v large, David v Goliath either would be perfect for describing the meeting of Eibar and Barcelona. The newly promoted Eibar have a ground with a capacity of just over 5,000 while on Saturday they travel to Barcelona to play at the Nou Camp with a capacity of over 99,000. Eibar have had a good start to the season and have proven to be a tough nut to crack home and away, with nine points and siting mid table Gaizka Garitano will be happy with his sides return. On Saturday they will just look to play on the counter and to try to be tough to break down.
On the other side will be a stable full of thoroughbred's with Neymar and Messi the pick of the bunch. With a goal a game each since the start of the league both superstars have found their rythm and it would appear that Neymar's struggles of last year are well and truly behind him. The addition of Luis Suarez has not been felt yet as the Urugayian has been suspended but it will be interesting to see how the ex Liverpool striker and winner of the golden boot in Europe last season fits into the set up. Barcelona regrouped after a disappointing season last year and look revitalised.
A very tough game to find any value in here with Barcelona almost unbackable but Eibar have proven tough to break down and if they dont freeze in front of the huge home crowd then taking Eibar +1.5 goals in the first half may prove to be a nice earner. I think after an international break there is always a chance of some jetlag in the legs especially for players like Messi and Neymar who had huge amounts of travel. So I'm going small on the newly promoted Eibar +1.5 on the first half. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo