Blaugrana are hoping to break into the top four in LaLiga table with three points on Tuesday. The home team is a massive favorite in this game, so check out our Barcelona vs Eibar Preview.
Barcelona Recent Form & Team News
A four-game undefeated LaLiga streak is pulling Barcelona up the standings. Still, you have to go back to 2003/04 to find the previous time they collected only 24 points or less following 14 rounds. Yet, despite their slow league campaign thus far, Blaugrana’s average of 2.0 goals scored per league contest is LaLiga’s joint-best.
That average is even better at Camp Nou (2.5 goals per game), where Barca have won five of eight matches (W5, D2, L1). At this venue, they are yet to trail at halftime (HT: W3, D5). Given Barcelona’s perfect league home record against Eibar (W6), all of which saw Barca cover a -1 handicap, it seems probable the home side will prolong their current five-match unbeaten LL streak at this venue (W4, D1).
Player to watch: Each of Martin Braithwaite’s five goals for Barcelona this term have come in multi-goal wins to nil.
Hot stat: The match favorite has won 50% of Barcelona’s LaLiga games this season, and only 20% of Eibar’s.
Ronald Koeman will be without Lionel Messi (coach’s decision), Jordi Alba (suspension), Ansu Fati (knee), Gerard Pique (knee), and Sergi Roberto (thigh).
Eibar Recent Form & Team News
A couple of straight losses, and four LaLiga matches in a row without a win, put Eibar on the edge of the relegation zone even though they have a 60% unbeaten rate this season (W3, D6, L6). Their attack is the one to blame for their downfall as it scored a joint-league low 0.73 goals per contest. Attack has undone the defense’s good job – Eibar’s defense is in the top seven for average goals allowed (1.0).
Still, the visitors displayed some admirable performances away from home. They are undefeated in 83.33% of the LL games on the road that they entered as an outsider (W3, D2, L1). In fact, Eibar scored the first goal in seven of their eight away matches this season. That means, they could cause an early shock on Tuesday.
Player to watch: Kike García already scored against three of LaLiga’s current top six this year, and he could be a real threat here.
Jose Mendilibar cannot count on Anaitz Arbilla (muscle), Roberto Correa (muscle), and Sergio Enrich (muscle). Bryan Gil (illness), Kevin Rodrigues (muscle), and Cote (knee) are also unavailable.
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