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Eibar vs Real Sociedad predictions for Sunday afternoon’s La Liga encounter at Ipurua. After beating main rivals Athletic Bilbao in last weekend’s big derby clash, Real Sociedad will be hoping that they can see off fellow Basque opposition once more this weekend to solidify their place in the top six. Read on for all our free La Liga predictions and betting tips.

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Eibar to Win @ 15/8

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Eibar 2-1 @ 9/1

Reason For Eibar vs Real Sociedad Predictions

  • Thursday’s 2-1 Copa Del Rey victory over Mirandes marked Real Sociedad’s sixth win from seven in all competitions.
  • However, Txuri-urdinak have lost their last two La Liga games on their travels and have won just one of their last five on the road (W1, D2 and L2).
  • Eibar have won just one of their last five La Liga matches, however, they have accrued seven points from their last three league games at Ipurua.
  • Los Armeros are unbeaten in five previous La Liga meetings at home to Sociedad, winning four.

Welcome return to home comforts for Eibar

Last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Alaves means that Eibar remain perilously close to being embroiled in a relegation battle, with just six points separating themselves from the bottom three going into Matchday 24.

Just one win and five points from five league outings in 2020 has prevented Los Armeros from pulling clear of the four teams beneath them, but Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men will be confident that they can ease their concerns when they return to Ipurua this Sunday afternoon.

It’s an all Basque clash that represents a real challenge for Eibar after losing 4-1 in November’s reverse fixture at Reale Arena; and Sociedad have won six of their last seven matches in all competitions following their midweek Copa Del Rey victory against Mirandes.

But Eibar have notched two wins and a draw from their last three home outings, including a tremendous 2-0 success against fourth placed Atletico Madrid in the middle of January.

Sociedad a step closer to silverware

The prospect of a big Basque derby in this season’s Copa Del Rey Final is well and truly on, following narrow first leg Semi-Final wins for both Athletic Bilbao (1-0 vs Granada) and Real Sociedad (2-1 vs Mirandes) in midweek.

Sociedad’s victory against Mirandes marked their sixth win from seven in all competitions, and they should go into this Sunday’s encounter in great spirits after beating main rivals Bilbao 2-1 at Reale Arena on Matchday 23 – a result that propelled Txuri-urdinak back into the top six.

Nonetheless, Sociedad’s away form in La Liga is becoming a serious concern. Imanol Alguacil’s side have lost their last two on the road following a 2-1 defeat to bottom three side Leganes on Matchday 22 and they have now won just one of their last five league games on the road (W1, D1 and L3).

Factor in Sociedad’s abysmal record at Ipurua (one draw and four defeats from five previous La Liga meetings) and it suddenly becomes quite easy to oppose the visitors for the three points here at around the 6/4 mark.

Eibar to continue home dominance

Real Sociedad have assumedly been priced up as marginal favourites here based on the ten place / 13 point gap between the teams in the La Liga table, but we think Eibar have got lots in their favour.

Their recent home form and dominant head to head record against Sociedad at Ipurua counts for plenty, and Mendilibar’s men will be confident that they can again oust their Basque rivals, who have been toiling on their travels since late November. The extra rest for Eibar may also play a part in this one, following Sociedad’s midweek cup commitments.

So we’re predicting an Eibar victory this Sunday afternoon, and we’re also tipping up a 2-1 correct score. The hosts have netted six in their last three home matches, while Sociedad have managed to find the net in all but two of their last nine on the road, conceding at a rate of just under two goals per game on average in those fixtures.


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Article by: Chris K
Published: February 14, 2020

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