Barcelona’s surge up the La Liga table has continued over recent weeks, and they will be looking for a second win on the bounce as they host Eibar.
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It may have not been the best start to the La Liga season for Barcelona, but there have been glimpses that they are back to their best over recent weeks. They will go into this fixture against Eibar unbeaten in their last four fixtures. During that time, Barca have won three times and have drawn once. That run of form has seen Barcelona cut the gap between themselves and the top of the league to eight points.
It may still be too early to say that they are in the title race this season, but there is an indication that they could be back on the upward trajectory. Barcelona were excellent in their last fixture against Valladolid, as they won 3-0 away from home. Lionel Messi broke the goalscoring record set by Pele in the win, as he scored his 644th Barcelona goal in the 65th minute. The game was already won by Barca by that point, as Clement Lenglet and Martin Braithwaite scored in the first half.
It will be a Christmas of panic for Eibar this year, as they will be sweating about their prospects of staying in the division. Eibar are just once point above the drop zone after 14 games played, and they have won just once in their previous six. They were beaten again last time out, as they fell to defeat against Real Madrid. They will need to turn the tide in their favour soon to avoid the increased risk of getting dragged into a relegation scrap in the second half of the season.
Barcelona vs Eibar Head To Head
Eibar have never beaten Barcelona in La Liga. Barca have won eleven of the 12 meetings between the sides, which includes the double that they recorded last season. Barcelona won the home game 5-0 last season, and won away from home 3-0. Eibar’s last positive result came in the form of a 2-2 draw.
Barcelona vs Eibar Prediction
Barcelona have shown glimpses that they are nearly back to their best so far this season, and that run of excellent results will continue with a comfortable win against a struggling Eibar side.
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