Place: Spain. Madrid. Wanda Metropolitano.
Date: on the 15th of September, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 12:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of Spain. La Liga. 4th round.
Atl Madrid (the head coach Diego Sineone)
Less than one month ago, on the 15th of August, Atletico Madrid has won the UEFA Super Cup. And, in a decisive match of the prestigious continental tournament Diego Simeone’s team was playing against the most important historical rival – Real. But, nevertheless, the Estonian meeting of two clubs from Madrid has ended with a victory of Atletico with advantage in two goals (4:2).
It is unlikely that fans of the Mattress makers could assume that after the fantastic victory over the Royal club the team of Diego Simeone has suffered some kind of a decline. And now, prior to the fourth round of La Liga the hosts of the Stadio Wanda Metropolitano take only the 10th position.
Firstly, we have seen inexpressive draw with Valencia (1:1), then the same poor victory on home arena over the underdog Rayo Vallecano (1:0). And, at last, in the third round Atletico has managed to lose to local Celta in Vigo (2:0).
Eibar (the head coach José Luis Mendilibar)
Of course, the main irritant for the fans of the team of Diego Simeone is a successful game of Real and Barcelona. In three last rounds these rivals of Atletico have shown absolute result (9 points) and head a new champion race.
Thus, now the lag of the Mattress makers from a tandem of leaders is five points. However, in the forthcoming match the three-time owner of the UEFA Super Cup can reduce this distance considerably. The third by its status Basque club Eibar has come to the Stadio Wanda Metropolitano. This club’ s start of the current Spanish season can’t be considered to be successful and now with three points it takes only the fifteenth place. The team of José Luís Mendilibar has one home victory in the Basque derby over Real, the San Sebastian (2:1). And the Red and Blueshave suffered already two defeats in meetings with Huesca (1:2) and Getafe (0:2).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Atl Madrid vs Eibar
Now about the statistics of head-to-heads! The fifth season this Basque club is playing in elite league of the Spanish football and four previous meetings of current rivals on two arenas of the Mattress makers (old and new), have ended with three defeats of the guests and one draw (2:1, 3:1, 1:0 and 2:2). Of course, now the opinion of experts is clear: Atl Madrid – 1.40, Eibar – 10.00.
It is necessary to tell about the last meeting of the current rivals at the finish of last season. By that time Diego Simeone’s team has already lost tournament motivation and therefore didn’t try to gain victory. But now the vice-champion is extremely motivated and therefore will fight for winning points…