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Eibar vs Ponferradina Betting Tips

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      Eibar vs Ponferradina Predictions

       

      Although in truth Ponferradina and Eibar are similar sized clubs from small towns, it was still a big shock to see the side from Ponferrada run out 3-0 winners in the 1st leg. The Segunda Division outfit netted through goals from Luka Đorđević, Dymtro Khomchenovskiy and William Jebor.

      Ponferradina are out to make history this season and have every chance of doing that with one of their strongest ever squads which contains a real international flavour and they only named 4 Spaniards in their starting eleven for the 1st Leg. They have never made it past this round of the Copa del Rey but will be strong favourites to do so now and given they are 6th in the Segunda Division, they have a real chance of also reaching the top flight for the first time in their history.

      Eibar have hit a bit of a rocky patch after a brilliant start to the season and are winless in 5 games. It will be interesting to see what sort of side Jose Mendilibar puts out here. Survival in La Liga is still the absolute goal this season and given their dramatic collapse last year, they won’t be counting their chickens just yet even though they are in the top half as it stands.

      They go to Deportivo just 3 days after this game in the league and with a small squad would probably benefit from not having a busy January which could include as many as 4 midweek games in the cup.

      With a 3-0 deficit, they need something of a miracle in any case to turn this around so it would be no surprise to see Mendilibar all but throw in the towel here and name a virtual reserve side. Therefore backing Ponferradina to avoid defeat on the night at 13/10 certainly appeals.

      They are likely to go with a cautious mentality given they have already worked up a healthy lead and a weakened Eibar side might not have enough class to break them down once, let alone three times. Therefore consider backing a 0-0 draw at odds of 15/2.

       

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