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Betting Preview: Eibar v Barcelona: Expect the Blaugrana to win by less than three goals

20:30 EAT 16/02/2018
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Barca face a big test as the hosts will make them work tirelessly when they come visiting the Basque country this weekend

Barcelona will be at Ipurua Municipal Stadium as they take on Eibar on Saturday evening with a view to returning to winning ways after being winless in their last two La Liga outings.

Five of the Gunsmiths' last seven home games have been in their favour, so proving life difficult for the Catalan giants won’t be out of place.

Jose Luis Mendilibar's side have failed to win a single game out of all their seven encounters against the Blaugrana in La Liga and bet365 offers a mouth-watering (6.50) for a maiden upset victory.

Ernesto Valverde's men face-off with Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday evening and this might affect their game plan here.

To overcome the stern challenge that will likely be poked at them, the 24-time La Liga title holders are tipped at (1.45) as clear favourites.

A stalemate at the Ipurua is available at the robust price (4.75).

Despite having Chelsea to contend with in the Champions League, Valverde will look towards extending his side's lead on the top of the table. It's worth noting that they have recorded three victories in their last six outings away from home this season.

The visitors have not been prolific with their attacking capabilities recently and it will be difficult to put goals past the resilient defensive line of Eibar. Two or less goals in the Basque country is offered at a juicy (2.25) by the same betting firm.

Eibar have scored in four of their last five leagues matches while Barca have scored on their last five trips away from home. So, punters can back both teams scoring each other at (1.80).

Punters can back the pick of (1.50) with bet365 for Barcelona to win by less than three goals at Ipurua. This bet has paid out in seven of their nine away victories in this campaign.

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.