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Atletico Madrid vs. Eibar - 5/20/18 La Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Eibar vs. Atletico Madrid
Date & Time Sunday May 20, 2018, 12:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Eibar +412 / Madrid -184 / Draw +261 -- Over/Under:
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Atletico Madrid and Eibar meet Sunday in La Liga soccer action at Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico Madrid enters this match with an overall record of 23-9-5, a 12-5-1 record at home and a 11-4-4 record on the road. Atletico Madrid is fresh off winning the UEFA Europa League and now has a chance to continue piling up points in this league, as they’ve produced points in six of their last eight matches. Atletico Madrid continues to flex its muscles as the best defensive team in the league, allowing just 20 goals in 37 matches, and it shutout Marseille in the highly anticipated final. Atletico Madrid has allowed a combined three goals in its last four La Liga matches, just pure dominance. Few teams are riding the wave of momentum that the Red and Whites are experiencing right now. Offensively, Griezmann leads Atletico Madrid with 19 goals, Angel Correa has eight goals and Gameiro has seven goals.

Eibar enters this match with an overall record of 14-8-15, a 8-4-7 record at home and a 6-4-8 record on the road. Eibar enters this match in pretty solid form, winning each of its last two matches and earning points in four or its last five matches. Eibar has been shaky defensively pretty much all season but has allowed a combined two goals in its last five matches and have earned points in eight of their last 10 matches when allowing under two goals. It’s fair to say that the Gunsmiths are playing some of their most consistent soccer at this very moment. Offensively, Charles leads Eibar with eight goals, Kike has seven goals and Joan Jordan has six goals.

Atletico Madrid has won four of the last five meetings against Eibar, including a 1-0 win back in January. The one match that wasn’t a victory was a 2-2 draw about a year and a half ago. Eibar has failed to score in four of the last five meetings against Atletico Madrid.

I know the juice isn’t great, but are you really going to bet against Atletico Madrid in its current form? It’s been elite defensively all season long and nobody knows that more than Eibar, who hasn’t scored in four of the last five meetings. You have to bite the bullet and back the home team here.

Pick:
Atletico Madrid

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