ESL vs EIB Dream11 : Bottom of the table clash sees floundering Eibar and Espanyol battle it out for a shot at their first win
Beginning gameweek 4 on Sunday in La Liga 2019-20, for both our opponents of the opening clash of the day, the new campaign of the league hasn’t been too kind. Both have endured exactly identical starts, drawing the one match apiece and falling to two defeats each to sit stranded in the trenches of the points tally.
While Eibar have still managed to string together some meaningful performances, Espanyol have been especially horrendous. Their 3-0 defeat to Getafe the last time around perfectly emphasised everything wrong with the side at the moment, a unit which has seen nothing go its way. They have failed to muster up a single goal till now, being left in disarray by their opponents who have piled on their calamity at the back with the side leaking 5 goals.
Elsewhere while Eibar have failed to win a match till now as well, their performances have shown heart and the willingness to show the stomach for a fight. They punched way above their breath against Atletcio Madrid, throwing the kitchen sink and more at one of the strongest and sternest defences in the league in a give goal thriller. They ultimately ended up losing 3-2 but it was a performance which bespoke of what the side are truly capable of, an attacking display they’ll be looking to resonate today as well.
ESL vs EIB Match Prediction
This is just the kind of match Eibar were waiting for, an opponent against whom they’ll be quietly confident of finally garnering their first three points. Espanyol have been inclement, an aberration at both the front and back and playing against Eibar at home, the side’s precarious start to the league is set to continue.
Eibar should be able to outscore their opponents with relative ease today and win this clash by atleast the one goal.
Probable Playing 11
- Espanyol are suffering a slew of injuries which could rule out as many as 5 players for them with Corchia definitely out with a knee injury.
Dmitrovic (GK), Alvaro Tejero, Sergio Alvarez, Ivan Ramis, Jose Angel, Diop, Edu Exposito, Pedro Leon, Orellana, Takashi Inui, Charles
Diego Lopez (GK), Pedrosa, Naldo, Fernando Calero, Didac Vila, Victor Sanchez, Marc Roca, Oscar Melendo, Vargas, Wu Lei, Sergi Darder
La Liga 2019-20
Match: Eibar Vs Espanyol
Date And Time: 15th September, Sunday- 3:30pm IST
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Ipurua, Eibar
- Sergio Alvarez, Ivan Ramis, Orellana, Charles
- Fernando, Oscar Melendo, Wu Lei, Sergi Darder
ESL vs EIB Dream11 Goal-Keeper
We have decided to go in with Eibar’s goal-keeper Marko Dmitrovic for this one. With Espanyol yet to score a goal in the league, the hosts look way the likelier side to keep a cleansheet today and paired with the saves he’ll be making, Dmitrovic looks set to reward us with a strong return of points and justify out faith in him.
ESL vs EIB Dream11 Defenders
The same narrative sees us bring in an entire trivalent of defensive options form the home side for this pertinent encounter. Eibar’s defence takes paramount precedence today with the side the way more palpable and likely outfit to register a cleansheet given how lacklustre and lopsided Espanyol have been in the attacking side of things.
CB Ivan Ramis comes in solely owing to his defensive abilities while both the fullbacks are chosen given their attacking capabilities as well. Leftback Anaitz Arbilla justified this narrative with a goal in the last match and he and rightback Alvaro Tejero look set to come up with another goal or assist in between them today as well.
ESL vs EIB Dream11 Midfielders
We finally have our first players come into our side from Espanyol, brining in a trio from their side this time around as we choose a seamless blend of both attack and defence from the outfit. With their being an imminent need for the side to break free of the impasse they find themselves in, expect them to try to fathom some meaningful goal scoring opportunities, ones which will see Sergi Darder, Oscar Melendo and Matias Vargas at the forefront of their attack.
Elsewhere our deadly partnership from the hosts is composed of Fabian Orellana and Pedro Elon for this match.
ESL vs EIB Dream11 Strikers
With a goal in the previous match, Eibar’s Charles Oliveira was the first name which caught our eye in this segment. Espanyol have failed to keep a track of the striker across their three matches, finding it a travesty to screen him and Charles is someone who could leave them in tatters today.
The lone striker upfront for Espanyol comes in as well for us in the form of Wu Lei to complete our Dream 11 side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have decided to stick with Charles as our captain for this one while Orellana is picked up as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.