Our match prediction:
It has been somewhat surprisingly positive start to the new season for Eibar. Basque side began their campaign with a 2-1 loss at Deportivo La Coruna, but Los Armeros have since then notched back-to-back victories which put them in sixth place in the standings, only one point behind their next rivals. Eibar will have been particularly motivated by their 2-1 win over Granada last time out. Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men have grabbed three points despite being a man down for an entire hour after goalkeeper Asier Riesgo was sent off in the 32nd minute. Sevilla travel to Eibar on the back of a goalless draw at Juventus, which is considered a successful result against Serie A champions. It was a turbulent start to the season for Jorge Sampaoli, who managed to steady the ship following opening UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup defeats to Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively. Unbeaten in their last four matches, Rojiblancos will be eager to record another positive result at Eibar but we predict their trip to Ipurua Municipar Stadium will not a walk in the park.
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 (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is aSpanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Divison and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most succcesful club in the Europa League. The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.