Espanyol vs. Eibar 7/12/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-12 08:00:00 EDT
Espanyol is welcoming Eibar to RCDE Stadium in round 36 in Spanish LaLiga.
Eibar has lost 6 straight games in LaLiga and they are in the last place in the standings with 24 points, and it’s official, Espanyol is getting relegated because they don’t have a chance to get out of the relegation zone anymore. Espanyol was bad on both ends this season with only 27 scored and 55 conceded goals. In their last LaLiga game against Barcelona on the road, Espanyol has had extremely low 26% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 73% of the correct passes. In order to still have a chance to get out of the relegation zone, Espanyol couldn’t lose this game, but unfortunately, they did, 1-0. De Tomas, Lopez, and Lei are the top goal scorer for Espanyol this season with 4 goals each, while Embarba added 4 assists. There are no injuries in Espanyol, but Pipa is still questionable for this game. The last time that Espanyol was relegated was over 20 years ago, and they got back to LaLiga fast, and who knows, maybe the history will repeat itself and Espanyol will have a fantastic season in LaLiga 2.
Eibar is outside the relegation zone, in 15th place with 36 points, but they are still in danger of getting into the relegation zone if they don’t win some points in the next three games. Same as the majority of the teams at the bottom of the table, Eibar isn’t great in the attacking end with only 34 scored goals, while they conceded 51 goals and their defense is one of the worst in LaLiga. In their last 8 games in LaLiga since the restart, Eibar has 2 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses, and they haven’t won any of their last 3 games in LaLiga. During this stretch, Eibar hasn’t scored a single goal while conceding 3 goals. Orellana has scored 8 goals and added 7 assists for Eibar this season, while Charles added 6 goals. Ramis is still injured, while Arbilla is questionable. In Eibar’s last LaLiga game against Leganes, they were solid with 58% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 8 corner kicks, and low 61% of the correct passes. This wasn’t a particularly good match for either team and it ended in 0-0 draw, but the 1 point that Eibar won will go a long way in their battle to stay in LaLiga. Eibar isn’t much better than the teams in the relegation zone, but they are lucky enough to be outside the relegation zone, and Eibar has a good chance to stay there.
Both Espanyol and Eibar are in terrible form and they are not scoring any goals as of late. Since the season is over for Espanyol, I don’t expect them to be motivated in their last three games, which Eibar could use in their favor, and for that reason only, I will give this a shot and side with Eibar on the road.