Eibar vs Atletico Madrid
Spain La Liga
Date: Thursday, 21 January 2021
Kick-Off at 20.30 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua, Eibar.
Atletico Madrid currently have four points advantage over 2nd placed Real Madrid, but they are also two games behind which means the potential gap could be huge 10 points! First opportunity for Diego Simeone’s men is scheduled for Thursday night at Ipurua where they face 15th placed Eibar. Hosts have managed to win only one out of the last seven La Liga fixtures, dropping dangerously close to the relegation zone.
It is definitely worth mentioning this squad managed to stop Barcelona at Camp Nou on 29th December 2020. As expected, Atletico Madrid are big favorites for the win at 1.66 odds. Can Eibar make the league more interesting with a potential upset?
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head
- Eibar were successful in their last attempt to beat Atletico Madrid last season. They defeated the opposition at this stadium 2-0 in January 2020.
- Eibar also scored at least one goal in four out of the last five duels versus Atleti.
- All-time stats are going in favour of Simeone’s squad who gathered 12 wins and only two losses.
Eibar vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
La Liga table leaders were heavily criticized by the public after getting eliminated from Copa Del Rey. Atletico Madrid completely underestimated lower division squad Cornella and lost the game 0-1. Harsh words and heated press conference had a positive effect, as Atleti bounced back with a convincing 2-0 victory against Sevilla. Angel Correa and Saul Niguez were the goalscorers.
Defensive stats have been outstanding so far, conceding only six goals in 16 games! Stats on the road have been very decent too, achieving five wins, one draw and one defeat. Even though they managed to stop Atleti last season, Eibar are currently in awful shape. Back line has kept only one clean sheet in last six attempts, and their strikers will hardly be able to break visitors’ defense. We feel confident backing Atletico Madrid to win the game.