Eibar vs Osasuna
Estadio Municipal de Ipurua, Eibar
Thursday, 02-07-2020 @8:30pm
Ref: Jose Munuera
Eibar ran out 2-1 winners away at Granada on Sunday, doing Osasuna a favour, and moved onto 35pts for the season, while Osasuna claimed a 2-1 win at home to struggling Leganes and are now just 2pts off 10th placed Granada.
When these two sides last locked horns in August the match was once against tight, tense and competitive, seeing each team receive four yellow cards apiece.
The game ended goalless and the pair drew for the third consecutive competitive match.
Osasuna edge the form guide heading into Thursday’s clash with three wins, one draw and two defeats from their last six league games, but Eibar aren’t far behind having won two, drawn two and lost two matches during that same period.
All of the last six meetings between Osasuna and Eiber, competitive and non-competitive, have produced few goals.
Four of the visitors’ last six league games have produced under 2.5 goals which isn’t much of a surprise considering that 75% of Osasuna’s away games this season have also featured under 2.5 goals.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol
Reale Arena, San Sebastian
Thursday, 02-07-2020 @8:30pm
Ref: Jose Sanchez
Real Sociedad have won four of their last seven matches against Espanyol. Real Sociedad have won eight of their 16 home games. Espanyol have lost nine of their 16 away games. Both teams have scored in 62% of Real Sociedad’s home games.
Real Sociedad lost 2-1 away at Getafe and are without a win in June which has seen them slip down to 7th in the La Liga table.
Espanyol went down 1-0 in their own backyard against Real Madrid in their last match, meaning that Thursday’s gusts remain bottom of the table 10pts adrift of safety.
When these two sides last locked horns in January’s Copa del Rey tie, Real Sociedad progressed through to the next round thanks to goals from Barrenetxea and Isak.
Neither side can claim the title of form favourites heading into Thursday’s clash as both teams have suffered four defeats and picked up one draw and one win from their last six league games.
The hosts have won four of their last seven games against Espanyol, including the pairs reverse league fixture back in September, and sit 23pts clear of the visitors in the La Liga table.
Real Sociedad have won eight of their 16 home games this season while Espanyol have lost nine of their 16 away trips.
Real Madrid vs Getafe
Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid
Thursday, 02-07-2020 @11pm
Ref: Juan Martinez
Real made it five wins on the run when they made the trip to bottom of the table Espanyol on Sunday, courtesy of a solitary first-half strike from Brazilian midfielder Casemiro.
Getafe picked up their first win since returning to action in June at home to Real Sociedad on Monday night, thanks to a brace from Mata.
When these two sides last went head to head for their reverse league fixture in January, Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 victory at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez thanks to an own goal from Soria and second-half efforts from Varane and Modric.
Both of these teams have only lost one of their last six league games but with five wins during that period, it’s Real Madrid that claims the title of clear form favourites heading into Thursday’s clash.
Real Madrid have enjoyed playing against Getafe in recent years, claiming six wins from the duo’s last seven encounters in la Liga.
The hosts have won 12 of their 16 home games so far this season and are yet to suffer a defeat in their own backyard, while Getafe have lost five of their 15 away trips.
The visitors have picked up one win, one loss and four draws from their last six matches, while Real Madrid have won five times and lost once during that same period.
Real Madrid have won six of their last seven games against Getafe. Real Madrid have won 12 of their 16 home games. Getafe have lost five of their 15 away games. Real Madrid have kept clean sheets in 56% of their home games.
Midweek Results so far
-Mallorca 5-1 Celta Vigo
-Leganes 0-3 Sevilla
-Barcelona 2-2 Atletico Madrid
-Deportivo Alaves 0-2 Granada
-Valencia 0-2 Athletic Bilbao
-Real Betis 0-2 Villarreal
-Real Valladolid 0-0 Levante