Betting Tip: Eibar v Girona

Having seen the way Eibar performed last season, it should not be a surprise to see them doing well again in the Spanish top flight. Eibar finished 10th in La Liga last season and start their Thursday night match with Girona in 11th place, on 21 points. Their opponents are making their first appearance in La Liga this season and have done remarkably well to date.  Girona come into this round of fixtures sitting 7th in La Liga, 2 points better off than their hosts.

Nobody thought these teams would be so high up the table come this game and there is plenty of excitement ahead of the match at the 7,000 capacity Estadio Municipal de Ipurua.

Primera Division, Thursday 20th December 2017, 18:30 UK Time


Best Odd of: 19/20 at Ladbrokes


Best Odd of: 16/1 at William Hill


Best Odd of: 3 at Betfred

Eibar Form

Having suffered a sticky spell earlier this season, Eibar come into this match with just 1 defeat in their last 6 matches in all competitions and the defeat came in the Copa del Rey.

In La Liga, Eibar have won 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 games with wins coming against Real Betis, Espanyol and Valencia at home, the latter of which was a great result against a team flying high at the top of the table.

The fourth win was at Deportivo Alaves with the draw coming at Getafe. Eibar have scored 2 or more goals in each of their last 4 home matches and over 2.5 goals have been scored in their last 5 home games in all competitions.

Girona Form

Girona are enjoying themselves in La Liga and have lost only one of their last eight games in all competitions. They began this excellent run of form with a 2-1 home win against current La Liga and European champions Real Madrid.  Prior to that, they defeated Deportivo La Coruna away, followed by Getafe at home and Levante and Espanyol, both away from home. The draws have come at home to Real Sociedad and away to Real Betis.

Girona have been an entertaining team to watch in away games and have lost only 1 of their 8 league games on the road this season.  There have been over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 away matches.

Team News

Eibar will be without Yoel Rodriguez, Fran Rico, Pedro Leon and Ivan Ramis who are on the treatment table.  The hosts also have a doubt over the fitness of David Junca. Girona travel without the injured trio of Jose Luis Suarez, Pedro Alcala and Marc Muniesa.  Alex Granell is suspended and Borja Garcia has a knock, making him a doubt for the game.

Top Betting Tip Eibar v Girona: “Draw”

This has the makings of an entertaining game between two of La Liga’s smallest clubs who are punching above their weight.  Over 2.5 goals is 11/10 with Ladbrokes. While Eibar have been performing well in recent weeks, you cannot underestimate the way Girona have played away from home this season.  They have been extremely difficult to beat and the draw is on offer at 12/5 with William Hill.

Considering we expect to see a few goals in this game between two teams who are closely matched, the 2-2 draw looks a decent correct score bet priced at 16/1 with William Hill.