Eibar Vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip: Away Win – 21 January 2021

La Liga leaders can nullify blunt hosts

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Spain Eibar Vs Atletico Madrid Spain

Thursday 21st January 2021 – 21:00 (Kick-off)
Spanish La Liga
Pick: Atletico Madrid WIN
Odds: 7/10
Bookmaker: Betway
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 19th January 2021)

Preview: It is advantage Atletico Madrid in the La Liga title race, and Diego Simeone’s charges will extend their lead to seven points should they clinch a sixth victory in seven top-flight visits to Eibar‘s Ipurua Stadium.

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Eibar – Recent goal rush to come under serious scrutiny?

A return of one win and six points from their previous seven league games has resulted in Eibar (W4 D7 L7) creeping ever closer to the La Liga relegation zone, now perched three places and as many points above 18th-placed Elche, who have two games in hand over all the sides in close proximity. Unfortunately for the club from the Basque region, Eibar’s upcoming schedule suggests further pain awaits.

Los Armeros’ next two encounters here at Ipurua Stadium are against league leaders Atletico Madrid and Europa League winners Sevilla, with those fixtures sandwiching a tricky trip to an improving Celta Vigo riding the crest of a wave that sees them nestled in the top half. On the bright side, the goals are now flowing: 7 from the last 6 matches is only one fewer than was amassed through matchdays 1-12.

Just four of fifteen strikes this term have come at home, where it took them until 3 January, in a 2-0 scoreline against Granada, to register their first home win of the season (W1 D4 L4). Failing to score here in the Basque Country on no fewer than six occasions. It was back to reality shortly after, though, when falling to a 2-1 defeat on the road at Levante in what was a harsh result (xG: LEV 1.11 – 1.58 EIB).


Atletico Madrid Win To Nil



Atletico Madrid – Simeone’s charges giving little away?

Already boasting a four point lead over second place Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid (W13 D2 L1) have an opportunity to bolster said advantage when ticking off one of two games in hand at the Ipurua Stadium. Los Rojiblancos have generally done well at this venue too, winning all of the first five top flight meetings there by an aggregate of 9-1. However, they were dispatched 2-0 in this very fixture last term.

That aforementioned loss is a reminder that despite their dominance, both in the league this season as well as in this fixture, Atletico can take nothing for granted. We can rest assured Diego Simeone will be telling his team as much, and with nine days rest since they were last seen riding their luck against Sevilla (xG: ATL 0.52 – 2.68 SEV), there can be no excuses for not taking maximum points back to Madrid.

There have been no signs of them slowing down in La Liga either. The 2-0 victory at home to Sevilla last time out was their fifth in as many league matches, displaying no adverse effects from sustaining their sole loss of the campaign away to near rivals Real Madrid on 12 December. In the league, nine of thirteen wins were to nil, with their defensive numbers (6 conceded from 16 games) nothing short of astonishing.

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Eibar Vs Atletico Madrid Betting Advice

The recent improvements at Eibar will be given a stern examination by league leaders Atletico Madrid, who are seeking a sixth successive league win. Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side, by comparison, have found wins harder to come by, recording one in the last seven matches. Although they did face, and scored against, all of Barcelona (1-1 away), Granada (won 2-0), Real Madrid (lost 1-3) and Real Sociedad (1-1 away) in that timeframe.


Eibar vs Atletico Madrid – Key Facts:

  • Here at the Ipurua, Eibar possess the second-worst home record in La Liga (W1 D4 L4). They have failed to score in six of those outings, however did win the latest (2-0 vs Granada).
  • Five La Liga victories on the bounce, conceding only twice, for Atletico Madrid coming into this fixture. Nine of their 13 La Liga wins in 2020/21 were without conceding.
  • A 2-0 victory for Eibar in January 2020 halted the perfect record Atletico had in this fixture, Los Rojiblancos having previously won all five La Liga meetings here.


So Granada have now scored in six successive league games, yet fired a blank six times in nine home outings. The latter statistic is alarming ahead of Thursday’s visit from a staunch Atletico Madrid rearguard boasting easily the best defensive record in Europe, allowing only six goals (a stingy 0.38 per game). Meanwhile, nine of Atletico’s thirteen victories in 2020/21 were to nil, having kept a clean sheet in four of seven away fixtures.

Best Betting Odds – Eibar Vs Atletico Madrid

Eibar – 5/1 (BetFred)
Draw – 12/5 (PaddyPower)
Atletico Madrid – 7/10 (Betway)