Our football match prediction:
Despite being regarded as big underdogs in the clash against Real Madrid, Eibar did remarkably well to share the spoils with the Spanish giants at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Los Armeros showed character in the 1-1 draw with los Blancos and they totally deserve to sit in the top half of the table. Eibar are undefeated at home ground and it has to be noted that they have conceded no more than one goal at their Estadio Municipal de Ipurua this season. Their next rivals Osasuna dropped a two-goal advantage in a draw with Las Palmas and it remains to be seen if Rojillos are capable of recording their first win of the season on Monday evening. It has been 16 years since Osasuna and Eibar last met in a competitive match. Back then los Rojillos emerged triumphant, but we predict that the two teams are going to play out a low-scoring draw this time out.
Highligted Player (Gonzalo Escalante):
Gonzalo Escalante is an Argentine footballer who plays for Eibar in Spanish La Liga. Escalante made his senior debut for Boca Juniors, coming as a substitute in a 6-1 loss to San Martin de San Juan. After playing 11 matches for the Argentine giants, he was sent on loan to Catania on 28 August, 2014 and he scored his first professional goal against Virtus Entella on 28 October. On 29 January Escalante signed a permanent deal with the Sicilian outfit and he played 26 games for the club in the 2015/2016 campaign. At the end of the season he joined La Liga team Eibar on loan and he made his debut for los Armeros on 24 August against Granada. He managed to find his net on his debut and six months later he signed a permanent deal with the club. His contract with Eibar expires on 30 June, 2020. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Osasuna):
Osasuna are a Basque football team that plays in Spanish La Liga. Los Rojillos are based in Pamplona and and the club were founded in 1920. Estadio El Sadar has been the home of Osasuna since 1967 and the capacity of the stadium is 19,800. The colour of Osasuna’s home kit is red, while the team’s shorts are navy blue. Los Rojillos dropped to the Segunda Division at the end of the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, but they did not spend too many time in the Spanish second tier. The club returned to the elite division in 2016 after beating Girona in the play-offs. Osasuna made it to the Spanish Copa del Rey final in 2005, but they eventually lost to Real Betis after extra time in the title game. The meaning of the word Osasuna is “health” in Basque and it is used in a sense of strength.