Barcelona vs Eibar: Suarez fancied to open floodgates

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Kick Off: 1900, 21/05/2017

Stadium: Camp Nou

TV: Sky Sports Mix

Barcelona can be backed at 10/1 for a third straight LaLiga title triumph going into the final round of fixtures, as they must beat Eibar and hope Real Madrid lose at Malaga.

The Catalan giants are long odds-on to do their bit at Camp Nou, but we reckon the Whites will do just enough to claim top spot in our Malaga vs Real Madrid preview.

The hosts have won all five previous head-to-head meetings by an aggregate of 16-1, so let’s go with a third straight 4-0 scoreline at 25/4 in our Barcelona vs Eibar betting tips.

A Look At Barcelona’s Betting Odds

Barcelona have only kept one clean sheet in a run of six straight LaLiga victories after a Neymar hat-trick inspired last Sunday’s 4-1 success at Las Palmas.

Luis Enrique did have to cope with an injury to Javier Mascherano in the warm-up that day, though, and Barca will hopefully be better prepared to keep Eibar at bay.

Up front, the MSN trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar will be expected to have a field day as the hosts look to add to an incredible tally of 60 goals already scored in 18 Camp Nou fixtures in this competition.

Suarez hit a hat-trick in the corresponding match last term and netted in two subsequent wins at Estadio Municipal de Ipurua, so we’ll take 9/4 he opens the scoring in our Barcelona vs Eibar predictions.

A Look At Eibar’s Betting Odds

Eibar have made good progress this term and will finish in the top half of LaLiga for the first time, thanks mainly to 10 home wins.

However, like many over-achieving teams, they have just run out of steam in the latter stages of the campaign, scoring in just one of their last six games and suffering four defeats during that time.

A 1-0 loss at Atletico Madrid two games back was no disgrace, but there was a feeling that they had packed it in for the season when going down by the same scoreline at home to relegation-threatened Sporting Gijon a week ago.

Looking at the Barcelona vs Eibar odds, 3/5 for the hosts to win to nil is sure to attract some big hitters.

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Last result:

Las Palmas 1-4 BARCELONA – Neymar (3), Luis Suarez

EIBAR 0-1 Sporting Gijon

Head-to-head: Eibar 0-4 Barcelona, Eibar 0-4 Barcelona, Barcelona 3-1 Eibar, Eibar 0-2 Barcelona, Barcelona 3-0 Eibar.

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.

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