Deportivo La Coruna will start celebrating escaping the relegation zone by hosting Eibar at Riazor. The two teams met three times and Deportivo won two of them, the other one ending in a 1-1 draw. Statistic wise the hosts perform much better against teams from the second half of La Liga, and Eibar is in the first half.
The hosts have had a more or less good performance in the last five matches where they only lost once against FC Barcelona and most recently they won against Rayo Vallecano that place them three points above the relegation zone. If they continue with their good performances and win at home, then we’ll be seeing Deportivo back in the first 10 teams in La Liga. Farina, Rodriguez and Postiga are out for the match, while Sidnei is under doubt. The team welcomed Alberto Lopo back to training and Fabricio stated that his team will take the match very seriously to continue Deportivo’s good form.
Eibar are placed eight in La Liga, but if they continue with the trend of being unable to win in three matches they will tumble down and fast. The visitors lost against both Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid and only managed to score once through Piovaccari, who together with Arruabarrena are Eibar’s goalscorers with 5 goals each. As it happens after defeats the team rally their forces to turn the fate around and Eibar’s manager promised a better performance from his team.
The visitors are stronger when attacking on the left wing, but Deportivo will most likely have them in an offside trap sooner or later forcing them to lose focus. 888sport gave Eibar 3.90 odds to win, and Deportivo got 2.10 odds to win. Both teams to score has 2.30 odds, over 1.5 goals 1.50 odds, and Deportivo for both halves 3.20 odds. We are betting 7 units on Deportivo winning the second half with 2.48 odds from 888sport.
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