Sevilla’s impressive pre-lock down purple patch seems to be over as they now face a real fight to qualify for Champions League next season. They emerged from the lockdown on third-place but have since dropped to fourth. With Villarreal in fine form, Lopetegui will know that only a win acceptable here.
The hosts though unbeaten since the restart have seen a series of draws in their recent matches halt their momentum briefly although they did win their most recent games against struggling Leganes.
Eibar meanwhile head into this game with one loss since the league restart. With 335 points to their name thus far and a relegation fight not likely, Eibar will be looking to avoid an embarrassing defeat here and perhaps add a few extra points to their name for the season.
Julian Lopetegui has only Jules Kounde on the treatment table heading into this tie.
Ivan Ramis remains the only long-term injury doubt for Eibar while GonzaloEscalante and Anaitz Zabala Arbilla may not make the grade this weekend.
Head to Head
The last five meetings between both teams has seen both teams share two wins apiece with only one of those games featuring a goal for only one team.
Tottenham last five competitive games: WDDDD
Eibar last five competitive games: LWWDD
Sevilla are suddenly looking over their shoulders as Villarreal approach while Atletico Madrid continues to pull ahead.
Four consecutive draws have undone the hosts before their last outing saw them win.
They remain a formidable side, though with their last loss coming eleven games ago. Since that time, they have won four times with the other six ending in draws. In that period, they scored 19 times and conceding nine times.
The hosts have performed better on the road this season than at home, with a greater number of their wins thus far coming away from home.
Eibar meanwhile recorded just their second loss since the league’s restart in their last outing. The two-nil loss to Osasuna last time out saw them fail to score for the first time nine games.
Meanwhile, they have netted in all three of their away games since the restart. In those games, they failed to net the opener or a first-half goal in only their 3:1 loss to Real Madrid.
With their top-flight future not entirely secure as they are in 16th place, they will look to make a statement and avoid two consecutive losses for the first time in six games.
Both teams to score/Yes @ 11/10
Over 2.5 Goals @ 20/21
Sevilla to win @ 9/20