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Eibar vs Barcelona

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa

Date: 17th February 2018

Kick-off time – 15:15 GMT

Eibar face a difficult day at home when they welcome Barcelona in this game.

The Catalans have dropped points in their last two league travels and Eibar should fancy their chance of getting a point here also.

Eibar have been transformed from relegation candidates into Europa League spot challengers and that’s one of the reasons they have remained La Liga campaigners for the past few seasons.

They have 17 points from their last 8 games – only Barcelona and Atletico Madrid can better that figure.

Barcelona’s point lead at the top of the table has been cut to just 12 points and they now have Atletico breathing down their neck.

Ernesto Valverde would have rested some of his key players for this game as they play Chelsea next, but Eibar’s form makes it too dangerous to attempt so full strength line-up is expected.

Barce have a 100% winning record against Eibar and Eibar do not look like a team that could inflict the first defeat of the season on the Catalans.

Barce have scored 2.61 goals per game this season.

Bookmakers make Barcelona strong favourites to come out on top in this tie.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Eibar

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Leganes 0-1 Eibar 10 Feb, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Eibar 5-1 Sevilla FC 3 Feb, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Eibar 26 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Eibar 1-1 Málaga 22 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Eibar 0-1 Atletico Madrid 13 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División

Barcelona

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Barcelona 0-0 Getafe 11 Feb, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Valencia 0-2 Barcelona 8 Feb, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
D Espanyol 1-1 Barcelona 4 Feb, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Barcelona 1-0 Valencia 1 Feb, 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey
W Barcelona 2-1 Alavés 28 Jan, 2018 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Barcelona 6-1 Eibar 19 Sep, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 4-2 Eibar 21 May, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Eibar 0-4 Barcelona 22 Jan, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Eibar 0-4 Barcelona 6 Mar, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Barcelona 3-1 Eibar 25 Oct, 2015 Spanish Primera División

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