Barcelona opened up a five-point lead at the top of La Liga last weekend as they collected yet another win. They face up to Eibar on Sunday at the Nou Camp looking to make it six straight league victories. Eibar are in the bottom half of the table with a four-match drawing sequence going. Read our Barcelona v Eibar betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 13th, 2019 at 8:30 p.m.)
Barcelona returned after the winter break and recorded a 2-1 away win at Getafe
That was their fifth straight La Liga victory
Barcelona have conceded just the one goal in their last five games played
Their overall home record this season is W6 D2 L1 in the Spanish top flight
Barca have averaged 3.3 goals per home game this term
56% of fixtures at the Nou Camp have ended over 3.5 goals
Barcelona have won their last two league home games, both 2-0 wins
In total, they have taken a clean sheet in three of their nine home games
The Catalans have been leading at half time in five of their home games
They have scored in each and every league game played this term
Barca have scored at least two goals in each of their last five league games
Of the goals which they have scored at home this season, 63% of them have been in the second half of games
Barcelona are the top scorers in La Liga this season
The Catalans have won all 8 previous meetings with Eibar
They have scored at least three goals in six of their eight previous
Barcelona have scored at least three goals in each of their four home games against Eibar
Eibar have failed to score in five of their eight previous contests against Barcelona
It looks on the surface to be a tough game for Eibar who are winless in five
They drew 0-0 against Villarreal last weekend
That was their fourth straight draw in the Spanish top flight
Overall away from home this season they are just W1 D3 L4
To their credit, they have lost only one of their last eight games (W2 D5)
In total, they have managed only five road goals this season
Eibar have conceded an average of 1.5 goals per away fixtures
Only 25% of their league games have gone over 2.5 goals
Their record at half time away from home is W5 L3 this season
Just twice they have opened the scoring in an away game
Only Huesca have a worse away record in La Liga than Eibar currently
Barcelona should be able to collect a fairly comfortable home win in this one. They have a big head to head record against Eibar and current form. Backing Barcelona to win to nil will run with some appeal for Sunday’s game.
11th January 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
What do the Catalans have up their sleeve as they make a quick turnaround to take on Eibar? Barcelona have won all of their league matches so far this season but they were given a good test in a bottle away at Getafe on the weekend. Eibar have won half of their matches so far in La Liga, but they are, as expected, kicking off at the Nou Camp as pretty big underdogs here. They are actually 22/1 at William Hill to take the three points, with the draw at 19/2 and Barcelona at 1/7.
Barcelona are going along well at the top of La Liga then with four wins from four. They had to fight back from being behind 1-0 at half time against Getafe on the weekend, but they got the job done. That was the first goal that they have conceded this season in the Spanish top flight. Barcelona to win to nil at William Hill brings home a price of 5/6 which isn’t bad value at all. The Catalans have scored exactly two goals in three of their four league games this season and that can lead you over to the Correct Score market where a Barcelona 2-0 is a price of 15/2, with only a 3-0 result for them shortest priced at 13/2. They just played on Saturday, so this is a quick turnaround, which may keep the score down. They lost new signings Ousmane Dembele for a few weeks because of an injury picked up against Getafe and that’s a blow as the French international was just looking as if he was settling nicely.
Lionel Messi is the 2/1 outright first goalscorer favourite at William Hill for a price of 2/1 and it’s not as if they are short of firepower with Paco Alcacer and Luis Suarez around the 4/9 mark in the anytime goalscorer market. So Barcelona have won all six of their previous games against Eibar, but they have just the one clean sheet in three home games against them. Eibar have posted a W2 D2 record this season in the Spanish top flight and bounced back from back to back defeats with a 1-0 home win over Leganes on the weekend. They scored what was just their second goal all season in that as their other win was by a 1-0 scoreline as well this season. So at the moment, they aren’t likely to threat Barcelona too much you would think. Nothing wrong, one would think, of having a little flutter under 2.5 goals at a price of 3/1 because of that. The Catalans haven’t been running up big scores yet and will just look for a comfortable night on home soil in this one. Will the Blaugrana make it five from five in La Liga?
Barcelona to win: There have been just the six previous games between these two in the Spanish top flight and Barcelona have won all of them, scoring at least two goals in each of those victories. They had to work hard for three points on the weekend and this may be a little easier. A Barcelona 2-0 looks good value again.
18th September 2017 / lee - Category: Betting Advice
It’s unlikely from here that Barcelona are going to win the league title as they have to still hope for Real Madrid to slip up on the final day of the season, which isn’t too likely to happen. Barcelona gets a good home game to finish off with as they face Eibar, who are in the top ten in La Liga, but who have fallen out of form. Barcelona are on a big winning streak of form and that’s not likely to let up. Barcelona ar 1/20 to take the win, with the draw at 12/1 and Eibar 25/1.
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Barcelona will be hoping that there is one final twist left in the season. They have to win this game and hope that Real Madrid in turn, lose their final game. Barcelona have been running on some cracking form with a six-match winning streak going. Earlier in the season, Barcelona ran out 4-0 winners at Eibar and so there shouldn’t be anything to stop them winning this. Barcelona are on an eleven match winning streak in the league on home soil and they have scored at least three goals in each of their last seven on home soil. Barcelona’s home record this season reads W14 D3 L1 and they have averaged 3.3 goals per game at the Nou Camp. Over 4.5 goals is a 5/6 quote at Bet365 and Barca have won each of their five games against Eibar in La Liga, scoring 16 goals and conceding only just one.
Barcelona have totalled 112 goals in La Liga this season and they need three more to equal their best ever tally in the top flight in a single season. Lionel Messi has scored more goals against Eibar in La Liga than any other player (six goals in four clashes) and he is a quote of 21/10 in the First Goalscorer market. Messi is the top-scorer this season in the Big Five European Leagues alongside Edinson Cavani (35). Neymar has four goals in his last two league games and is a quote of 8/15 in the anytime goalscorer market. Barcelona have hosted Eibar just twice before in La Liga and they have scored exactly three goals in both of those. In the Bet365 correct score market, there is a 13/2 quote on a Barcelona 3-0 result.
Eibar starts the weekend up in the eighth spot in La Liga, but they have fallen out of form, having gone W1 D1 L4 in their last six played. That has seen their chances of pushing for a Europa League spot fall away dramatically. Still, the club have won 54 points in La Liga this season, 11 more than the last one (43) and 19 more than their first season in the competition (35 in 2014/15). Eibar manager Jose Luis Mendilibar has lost 12 of his 14 La Liga games as a manager against Barcelona (W1, D1), never leaving the Camp Nou with a point. They are not in great form out on the road having gone W2 D3 L3 in their last eight away games. They have failed to score five of their last six games played now and Barcelona to win to nil at Bet365 is a quote of 8/11.
Barcelona home win: This should all be routine enough for the home side in this one. They have to win and hope for a shock in Real Madrid’s game so it may not be a title-winning victory. But, there’s no reason as to why the Catalans can’t win this in style and a 3-0 correct score has some appeal.
18th May 2017 / lee - Category: Betting Advice