Victory cannot be delayed

The Eibar does not want to commit against him today Athletic the same mistakes that condemned him to a clear defeat in Valdebebas. The gunsmiths, driven by the need to achieve the first victory that brings them closer to the dream of permanence, will have to come out much more plugged and concentrated than in the Alfredo di Stéfano and, above all, enduring without conceding an early goal, a real ballast with which they had to row against the current last Sunday.

Despite the fact that the most optimistic cling to the image of the second half to keep intact their deposit of confidence, the truth is that defensive errors before the break punished Eibar without palliation, which then did protect Real Madrid without consequences. That wild and erratic version is the one that must be blurred at all costs.

The derby against Athletic is another song, for all the context surrounding a game of these characteristics. Unfortunately, the fans that so much energy and passion infect the players will not be this afternoon in the stands of Ipurua, which was already witnessed before the confinement of what it means to see the points leave in a silent derby. La Real triumphed on March 8 and Eibar do not want their other neighbors to leave with a smile to Bilbao. It is necessary to clear the mind and maintain a greater psychological strength than Athletic, which is not bad at Ipurua.

Cote, Diop and Escalante are back

To achieve that triumph, Balance He will maintain his commitment to rotations, which will lead to the starting line-up of players who did not dress short or barely intervened last Sunday in the tough defeat. So, Cote, Diop and Escalante, which returns to the list instead of Cubero after serving a sanction, they will appear in the lineup, giving rise to a new defensive network. Bigas and Burgos they could catch the witness of Arbilla and Oliveira in the rear axle and in attack, Sergi
Enrich would appear as the only offensive reference. In the extremes, Inui and Pedro
Lion they start with a slight advantage.

Nor is a great revolution expected because you have to keep thinking about the medium term and Getafe awaits his turn at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez on Saturday. For now, just Ramis stays out of the game.

Statistics against

Regardless of the sporting moment that Eibar and Athletic are going through, the numbers also give some hint of what could happen. The truth is that the statistics do not smile at all to the gunsmiths in the derby against Athletic.

Since the promotion in 2014, the rojiblancos have won Ipurua's victory three times and on another they managed to score a valuable point. Therefore, it will be necessary to battle not only against himself and against Eibar, but also against the numbers.

Previous graphic Eibar Athletic
Previous graphic Eibar Athletic

Athletic will arrive in Ipurua seeking to speed up their European options. Gaizka Garitano, who looked like he was not going to count on Yuri, will be able to line up the Zaragoza player who points to the left side to form the defenders with Cap, Yeray and Inigo
Martinez without forgetting Nunez, who played a few minutes on Sunday, and Balenziaga.

In the core, it is safe Dani
Garcia and there is no doubt if his companion will be Unai
Lopez or maybe Saint
José for that of its physical power against a very powerful set. The rest of the initial team could be formed by Raul
Garcia, Muniain, Williams and Cordova, without forgetting the options of Lekue or Ibai

Three days after the physical beating against Atlético, the logical thing is that there are changes, especially knowing that Betis arrives in Bilbao at the weekend.