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Two teams from the upper half of the table go head to head as Eibar welcome Villarreal in round 26 of La Liga (LL).
Going into this round in ninth position, Eibar are currently just a few points off the European qualification places. Their hopes of a European adventure are in danger however, as they have lost two games in a row. Can they turn it around against ‘the Yellow Submarine’?
Villarreal climbed above Sevilla to fifth with their win in the last round, which was their first win in three LL matches. Having recently been eliminated by Lyon from the Europa League, they can now focus their attention fully on domestic competitions.
Last round’s win against Getafe will have been meaningful for Villarreal, as they had previously gone five games without a win (D1, L4; in all competitions), and relied on TWO penalty saves from Sergio Asenjo – fittingly nicknamed the ‘Yellow Brick Wall’.
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Eibar striker Charles is the club’s top scorer with six goals this season, and the home fans will hope he can put an end to his run of eight games without a goal.
Carlos Bacca has been Villarreal’s man to watch after top scorer Cedric Bakambu left for China, and the experienced Colombian will look to build on his eight league goals.
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When it rains it pours. Seven of Eibar’s 13 home games in LL have seen over 2.5 goals – six of those seven ended with over 3.5 goals.
Villarreal have managed to score more than one goal in just two out of 13 way games in LL. Curiously, they’ve failed to score on only three occasions, meaning that in a whopping eight out of 13 away games, they’ve scored precisely one goal.
Villarreal have one of the poorest disciplinary records in LL, with four red and 79 yellow cards (3.16 on average), while Eibar have seen ‘only’ 49 (1.96 on average) yellows – and three reds.
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Eibar vs Villarreal : Over 2.5 goals