Competition: La Liga
Market: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1/1 @ Bet 365
Still firmly at the heart of a relegation scrap, Eibar will host an inconsistent Valencia from behind closed doors in what could be a lively contest on Thursday evening.
Starting with the hosts, managing to come from behind to snatch a point off of Europa League outfit Getafe on the road last weekend, Eibar simply have their sights set on extending on their La Liga status this year. Still within touching distance of dropping back down into the bottom-three, José Luis Mendilibar’s men do find themselves in the midst of a five-match winless run. In fact, with just a sole victory to their name across any format in their previous 11 attempts, Los Armeros have gained a reputation for their rather glaring issues at the back. Including a 2-1 defeat against fellow scrapers Mallorca prior to the break, Eibar have managed to land just a single La Liga clean sheet since the end of January. It is also worth highlighting that seven of the hosts’ last eight top-flight contests have seen over 2.5 goals by the final whistle.
As for the visitors, while Valencia may have managed to pick up what was a much-needed 2-0 win against Osasuna last time out, it does not cover what has been a worrying run of form for the Bats. Freefalling away from the European spots and with just a pair of wins to their name over their previous 11 contests across all competitions, there is no doubt that Head Coach Albert Celades will have a real headache over his side’s continued issues on the road. Including what eventually turned out to be a 3-0 drumming away at Real Madrid in their last appearance away from the Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia have failed to land a single La Liga win on their travels since opening 2020. It is also worth highlighting that out of their last six contests on the road, all bar one of those outings have seen over 2.5 goals by full-time.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at Eibar vs Valencia 1/1 for Thursday’s La Liga matchup @ Bet 365
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