NEWS
Sunday October 15 2017
Preview: Eibar-Depor

Sunday’s early kick-off at Ipurua sees Eibar and Deportivo La Coruna lock horns, with a victory moving the winners clear of the relegation zone in La Liga.

Eibar boss Jose Luis Mendilibar on the importance of a victory: “It’s a game between two teams that are near the bottom and finding it hard to win.

“It’s an important match because the team that win will become stronger. It’s a game in our mini-League and at the end of the season, [survival] will depend a lot on winning these games.

“We want to win in order to stop the bad run that we’re on.”

Depor boss Pepe Mel on dealing with pressure: “Our last game has nothing to do with this one.

“But if you have a stressful week and it makes you perform like we did against Getafe, we welcome that pressure.

“I want the team to play at that level. We have to demand a lot of ourselves.

“These players have shown that they can respond in extreme situations. Now we have to show it while we still have time.”

Eibar (probable): Dmitrovic; Capa, Oliveira, Ramis, Junca; Bebe, Jordan, Dani Garcia, Pena; Kike, Enrich

Injuries/suspensions: Fran Rico, Alejo, Pedro Leon, Yoel (I)

Deportivo La Coruna (probable): Pantilimon; Juanfran, Sidnei, Schar, Luisinho; Guilherme, Borges, Mosquera; Cartabia, Andone, Lucas Perez

Injuries/suspensions: Adrian, Gil, Valentin, Ruben (I)

Referee: Jaime Latre

Form guide: Eibar (L L L W L) Depor (W L W L L)

Previous meeting: Eibar 3-1 Depor

Venue: Ipurua

Kick-off time: 11:00 BST/12:00 CET

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