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Struggling Eibar entertain surprisers Real Betis

Eibar’s struggles continue with no win in their last nine as they entertain Real Betis who sit comfortably in eighth.

Sat two points outside the relegation places, the Gunsmiths face some crucial fixtures after the international break including fellow relegation contenders, Deportivo.

Betis’ early form has started to slide with only one point from both games against Getafe and Espanyol.

During their early surprise start, wins against Real Madrid, Levante and a 4-4 draw against Real Sociedad saw the Los Verdiblancos climb in to the Europa League places before the defeat to Valencia.

Top-scorer Antonio Sanabria, who bagged his seventh goal of the campaign in the 2-2 draw with Getafe will be hoping Eibar continue to be fragile at the back. The Eibar defence has allowed at least two goals in each of the last four outings including two in the Copa del Rey against Celta Vigo.

Monday’s fixture sees both teams face each other for the ninth occasion with both sides winning in front of their own fans last season. Betis head into this fixture with a game in hand against Sociedad and could see them rise above them and into to 6th.

Eibar need to start collecting points with a tough Basque derby against Alavés on the horizon.

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