Barcelona vs Eibar Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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The champions have a strong home record, and against a side who have struggled for goals on the road we think they will record another victory

Barcelona welcome Eibar to the Camp Nou on Sunday aiming to extend their lead at the top of La Liga.

Ernesto Valverde's side begin the weekend five points clear at the top of the table and a big favourites to pick up another three points against their out-of-form Basque opponents.

Since beating Real Madrid at the end of November, Eibar have not won a game. In fact, they have picked up just four points from a possible 15 and have been drawn into the relegation battle. 

Latest odds

Barca have lost just one of their last 45 home clashes in the Primera Division and William Hill offer them at 1/8 (1.12) to record another win.

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Eibar are the biggest priced side to win a game in La Liga this weekend at 18/1 (19.00) with the draw also healthily priced at 8/1 (9.00).

Team news

Barcelona were beaten at Levante in the Copa del Rey on Thursday but rested a raft of regular starters who should all come back into the starting eleven on Sunday. Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen and Rafinha remain unavailable.

Eibar have a major injury setback with their most important defender Ivan Ramis unavailable with a muscle problem. The Basque outfit have only lost two league games this season in which the centre-back has played.

Preview

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Since Eibar gained promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history in 2014, their trips to the Camp Nou have resulted in heavy losses, being defeated 3-0, 3-1, 4-2 and, most recently, 6-1.

Eibar have scored on their last three trips to Barca's stadium yet this season their scoring form on the road has been disappointing, failing to find the net in five of their last away games.

Indeed, their total of five goals scored away from home in the lowest in the division and with Barca having kept clean sheets in four of their last five league games, we should feel confident about opposing an away goal.

Tips and predictions

Barca to win without conceding is priced at 19/20 (1.95) and looks like an excellent option for the champions against the side with the worst away scoring form in La Liga.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Barcelona to win to nil at 19/20 (1.95) for a 2.5pt stake with William Hill

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