Match date: 07 Jan 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Spanish Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
2-3 - Lost
Eibar will host Las Palmas in first leg of 1/8 finals in Spanish Cup. Eibar is in good shape, they are at decent 8th position at the table in Spanish Primera, in 1/16 finals they managed to overcome lower ranked Ponferradina, in first leg on the road they suffered convincing defeat 3:0 but in second leg they were playing with one man more on the pitch since 29th minute, in the end managed to recoup result from a first match and celebrated 4:0. Eibar is in good shape, they had tough schedule but now are coming here after two consecutive victories in Primera over Betis and Gijon and seems very confident. They are favorites here but it won't be so easy to achieve positive result and take advantage before 2nd leg. In their first duel in this season against Las Palmas Eibar celebrate on the road 0:2 and for sure will now give their best to repeat that result. Eibar showed decent performances so far, in 18 round of the league they scored 25 goals while conceded 19 and only one point separates them from 6th position which could leaf them in Europa league qualifications for the next season. They are playing very well in front of their fans and in this season suffered two defeats at home, against Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, and now have opportunity to continue with good results.
Las Palmas meanwhile is in pretty bad position, only two points separates them form relegation zone as they are currently at 16th position at the table. In previous round of the Cup they were better than Real Sociedad but now must show much more to avoid defeat against very unpleasant hosts. Las Palmas achieved only four victories in Primera in this campaign and they must improve their form in order to avoid dropping under the red line. In previous round they divided points with Athletic Bilbao on the road while before that were better than Granada at home 4:1. In last two duels against Eibar Las Palmas suffered two defeats and now must play on very high level to set up different outcome. They had a pretty bad start of this campaign, in first 10 rounds of Primera managed to achieve only one victory, later they showed some signs of improving but to achieve good results further in this campaign must show much more, they scored 18 goals in 18 rounds in league while conceded 26 and that doesn't seems impressive. All in all Las Palmas must improve their shape, they now have a very hard task in this match but for sure will give their best to achieve positive result.
Eibar is favorite here, they are in good shape and for sure will go for a victory and try to continue with good games at their field and try progress further in Cup, while Las Palmas is in decent shape at the moment but it will be very hard for them to take advantage before next leg, i expect that hosts will celebrate here.