Eibar vs Basaksehir PREVIEW & PREDICTION 23/07/2018


There is no clear favorite on this occasion, as the two teams are even and you can alternate the control of the ball during many passages of the game. For this reason and knowing that their players have more soccer rhythm, we believe that the bet “plus 2.5 goals” is interesting to bet. Remember that the Spaniards are vertical against certain rivals and that the Turks almost always go forward due to the good squad they have. Paint for both sets to score at least one goal and recover from a hypothetical initial disadvantage. Of course, one of the two can specify a goal, which would serve to achieve the over this opportunity.


The Basque team is still immersed in its preseason under the command of coach Mendilibar, who already knows the team perfectly. The team’s objectives in the season are to qualify for the next Europa League and achieve greater regularity in terms of results (14 wins, 9 draws and 15 losses in the Santander League 2017-2018). A detail to consider of Eibar is that he alternated positive and negative streaks in the last championship, lacking equilibrium between lines against certain rivals. To achieve all that said, the coach is working hard from the tactical, trying to match the reinforcements arrived with the other players who stayed for this campaign (goalkeepers Yoel and Risk, defenders Ramis, Paulo, Peña, Gálvez, Cote, flyers Diop, Alain Ribeiro, Pedro Leon, Orellana and Baby, forwards Nano, Charles, Sergi Enrich and Kike García). They arranged their club arrival, José Antonio Martínez of Barcelona B, Kike Pina of Mérida and Marc Cardona (forward).

If we talk about friendlies, Eibar already played two so far, managing to win the first one in a convincing way (4-0 to Tudelano after winning 2-0 the first half in a partial way). In this presentation they wrote down Nano, Kike, Charles and Escalante. Then came the duel against Real Sociedad last Friday (defeat 2-3 after equaling 0-0 in the first half). With 2 games of preparation played, the soccer rhythm of the team will be higher. Therefore, it is expected that he can play well against opponents from another country (Monday against Turkish Istambul Basaksehir and Tuesday against English Swansea). Do not forget that both matches will be played in neutral field (Austria).

Istanbul Basaksehir:

After having made a good campaign in the Turkish league 2017-2018, the goal of the team is to return to play the Champions League. Of course, could play this edition, since it was placed in the third position of the last championship (equaled in 72 points with the second Fenerbahce, who will play one of the previous phases). If we analyze the numbers of the Ottomans, we tell you that they won 22 games, matched another 6 and lost the remaining 6 that played. In terms of goals, they scored 62 for and gave 34 on their fence (high offensive effectiveness and relative defensive solvency). After all this we can say that it is about a competitive and vertical midfield forward.

The Turks already played some friendly preparation, achieving the following results: 0-0 draw against the German Munich 1860 and victory 3-2 against Russian Ufa (1-2 partial defeat in the first half and comeback with two goals in a row to the 61 ‘and 63’ minutes of the game). If we talk about reinforcements, the squad has not signed too much so far. Only the arrival of Serbian midfielder Milos Jojic, who arrives from Colonia Teutón, has been announced. Another fact to consider of this set is that his main Arda Turan is suspended by several official games due to an aggression committed at the end of the Turkish league. Other players to consider from Basaksehir are defender Manuel da Costa, right-back Junior Caicara, left-back Gael Clichy, experienced midfielder Emre Belozoglu, Swiss midfielder Inler, Brazilian midfielder Marcio Mossoró, Dutch left-back Elia, playmaker Italian Stefano Napoleoni, Bosnian right-back Visca, Togolese forward Emmanuel Adebayor and Bosnian striker Bajic.

There are no previous clashes between Spaniards and Turks, this being the first to be played in its entire history.

PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70

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