The Eibar exhausts its last chances of permanence in First, which are forced to win this Saturday against a direct rival such as Alavés, which is eight points away, but that is not yet saved.
Although the mathematics says otherwise, the options for saving the painting of José Luis Mendilibar are minimal, since he would practically have to win the five games he has left.
The gunsmith technician knows that they have to go step by step and for the moment his only thought is focused on the confrontation against Alavés.
The balance between both teams in the First Division is slightly favorable to the Vitoria team, which in its nine direct confrontations has prevailed in four, with two draws and two defeats.
Eibar faces this new final with Pedro Bigas lost due to injury, which continues for another week in the dry dock and in Seville Alexander well, with muscle discomfort in the thigh, after injuring himself in the previous game against Real.
Also Recio will be absent, sanctioned by accumulation of cards.
It is possible that to replace Pozo Mendilibar give entry to Rober Correa, already recovered from his long injury and who already played last Monday against Real Sociedad, while in the position of Recio could enter Edu Exposito, who also reappeared against the San Sebastian team, after being injured for several weeks.
The albiazules, meanwhile, are immersed in the best streak of the course after the arrival of Javier Calleja. They do not know defeat and have achieved 8 of the 12 points that have been at stake since the Complutense coach took command of the Vitorian ship.
However, the babazorro coach will have to make changes in the call for this day, bound by the injuries of several of its players.
Rodrigo Ely, Rubén Duarte, Facundo Pellistri, Javi López, Iñigo Córdoba and Jorge Franco “Burgui“They will not be able to help their teammates in a new trip for the Alavesistas, who will have two players from the youth team on their expedition.
Central defender Hugo Pérez and right-back Robert Vallribera, both 19 years old, will travel to the Guipuzcoan town after participating in last week’s training sessions with the Glorioso first team.
Despite everything, these absences they will not force the technician to move chips in the “eleven” that jumps to Ipurua. From In fact, not much will change from the one who jumped to Mestalla where he was about to get the three points.
The threat of Joselu Mato and Lucas Pérez will once again be a reference in the armero coliseum, while the Argentine Rodrigo Battaglia and the manchego Tor more Pina they will repeat in the center of the field. Perhaps the greatest doubt is once again on the left flank of the attack from Vitoria where in the last matches Luis has alternated participation Rioja, Pere Pons and Édgar Méndez.