Eibar faces Atletico Madrid in a match from La Liga
Eibar faces Atletico Madrid in a match from the 20th round of La Liga on Saturday. In these La Liga predictions we will have a look at this fixture and see what’s interesting about these two sides at the moment.
Eibar could really use some points right now as they are 16th in the league with just 19 points won so far. In the last month or so Eibar won just one game in La Liga – against Granada, which is not speaking well of their current shape. It’s up to the manager Mendilibar to shake the team a little bit.
Last week Eibar suffered their 10th loss for the season. They visited Valencia at the Mestalla and conceded just once, but it was enough for Los Che to claim the win. This was not the only bad news for the manager Mendilibar. The Portuguese centre back Paulo Oliveira will miss the next game because of the red card he recieved at the Mestalla.
Atletico Madrid will not travel to Eibar in the best possible mood. On Sunday Los Colchoneros lost another final against their biggest rival Real Madrid, this time for the Super Copa. The two Madrid giants faced each other in Saudi Arabia, but they didn’t score any goals and it led to penalties. Real Madrid did better from the spot and lifted the trophy.
Now Atletico must turn their attention to La Liga again. Diego Simeone’s team is currently third in the league with 35 points, five points behind Barcelona and Real Madrid. Atletico are still in the title race, but they will need amazing consistency in order to win the gold medals. Lately they showed some by winning their last three matches in the league. That’s the way for Atletico and they know it.
In our La Liga predictions we believe that Atletico Madrid will give their all in order to beat Eibar and remain close to the top. Let’s see if Diego Simeone can motivate his players in his usual ways after the Super Copa failure.