Barcelona v Eibar Betting: Catalans to make short work of visitors

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Ernesto Valverde's side have been tough to break down so far and we think they will be the only team on the score-sheet at the Camp Nou on Tuesday

Saturday's match-winner for Barcelona came from an unlikely source, as Brazilian midfielder Paulinho came off the bench to score late on and secure a 2-1 win for the Blaugrana at Getafe, after the Catalans had been trailing 1-0 at half-time.

In truth, this was not one of their best performances; two substitutues made the difference for Ernesto Valverde's men as Dennis Suarez equalized before Paulinho netted six minutes from time.

It was the first time Barca had been trailing this season, having conceded their first goal of the campaign, and the manager will be hoping his side get back to the ominous form they had shown prior to their trip to the south of Madrid when they host Eibar on Tuesday evening.

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Expect there to be some changes to the Barca line-up with Dennis Suarez, Paulinho and Gerard Deulofeu all pushing for a starting berth, while Luis Suarez could well be rested after an exceptionally ineffective performance on Saturday and Ousmane Dembele faces four months on the sidelines after limping off on Saturday with a thigh injury.

Eibar, for their part, head to the Camp Nou after earning their second win of the season on Friday night with a 1-0 triumph over Leganes in what was a particularly uneventful game.

The Basques have lost all six matches they have contested in the Primera Division against Barca and bet365, who are live streaming the match for UK-based customers, offer them at 22/1 (23.00) to claim all three points - the hosts, meanwhile, are priced at 1/10 (1.10) with the draw available at 8/1 (9.00).

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While Barca were not at their best on Saturday it still needed a goal of the season contender to beat Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, with Gaku Shibasaki's first time volley from outside the area the only way past the Blaugrana keeper.

As previously mentioned, that is the only goal Barca have conceded in 450 minutes of La Liga and Champions League football this season, and they should extend their excellent defensive run against Eibar; Los Armeros have managed just two goals in their four matches so far and have looked a little blunt up front.

The price of 5/6 (1.83) therefore for Barca to win to nil appeals, with this bet paying out in four of the six top flight meetings between these two clubs. 

Barcelona to win to nil at 5/6 (1.83) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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