Barcelona 7-3-4, Eibar 3-6-6
12/29/20 1:15 pm
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Barcelona is welcoming Eibar to Camp Nou in round 16 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Barcelona has finally gained some consistency, and they haven’t lost any of their last 4 games while winning 3 of those 4 games. During this streak, Barcelona has scored 8 goals while conceding 3 goals. In their last LaLiga game, Barcelona was playing against Valladolid on the road, and they were the dominant team with 62% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and high 90% of the correct passes. Barcelona was calm, patient, and they were able to use a few of their chances. With 2 scored goals in the first half and 1 more goal in the second half, Barcelona has won this match 0-3. Barcelona is slowly climbing the standings, and they are now in 5th place with 24 points, but the gap between them, Atletico Madrid, and Real Madrid are now 8 points. Messi is the leading goalscorer for Barcelona with 7 goals, while Fati added 4 goals, but he is injured. Pique and Roberto are also injured, while Alba is suspended because of the yellow cards. Messi is also injured, and he will most likely miss this game. Even without Messi Barcelona has plenty of depth and quality to beat anyone, especially a team like Eibar.
Eibar has had some good results as of late, but they have lost their last 2 games in a row. With these two losses, Eibar has dropped to 17th place with 15 points, and they are now only 1 point above the relegation zone. Eibar’s offense has been terrible this season with only 11 scored goals, the least in the league so far. In their last LaLiga game, Eibar was playing against Deportivo Alaves on the road, and they were decent with 56% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 70% of the correct passes. After getting ahead in the 4th minute, Eibar has conceded 2 quick goals at the end of the first half, and they ended up losing this game 2-1. Defensively, Eibar is solid, but that doesn’t mean much when you don’t have the offense that will help the team win some games. Kike is the leading goalscorer for Eibar with 4 goals, while Burgos added 3 goals. Angel and Cubero are injured, while Correa, Oliveira, Enrich, and Muto are all still questionable for this game. Eibar will have a tough season, and they will need to improve on both ends to avoid relegation.
Barcelona and Eibar have played 12 times in the past, and Barcelona has never lost, and they have won every home game against Eibar. We saw at least 3 goals in every one of those games, and I think it will be the same here. Even without Messi Barcelona has a lot of offensive firepower, and I see them winning this game at home.