Soccer Picks: Atletico Madrid Coming Strong vs. Eibar on Saturday's La Liga Matchup

Steven Suarez

Monday, September 14, 2015 2:46 PM GMT

Monday, Sep. 14, 2015 2:46 PM GMT

Despite being away from home, the Mattress Makers will be clear-cut favorites on the soccer odds board when they travel to take on Eibar in La Liga play this weekend.

Odds Overview
As of now, we find Atletico Madrid listed in the -160 to -175 range to earn all three points away from home. That seems like a more than reasonable price to pay for a team as talented as the Mattress Makers.

If you are thinking Eibar will keep up their strong play and notch another upset this weekend, you can find  great soccer odds. They're in the +550 to +650 range to pick up the win, while a draw is quoted at roughly +275.

 

Eibar
This club wasn't even supposed to be in the top flight this season. Eibar finished in 18th place last season and therefore was set to be relegation, but they were given a reprieve when Elche was penalized for financial infractions and sent down to the second division as a punishment. That meant Eibar was able to stay up for the 2015/16 campaign.

So far so good for the club too, as they're in fifth place right now, having earned seven points through their first three league matches. Not bad, right? They beat Granada 3-1 and Athletic Club 2-0, while earning a draw versus Malaga (0-0) most recently.

Eibar really couldn't have asked for a better start to the season, although things are only going to get more difficult from here on out, starting with this showdown with Atletico. Through three matches, midfielder Adrian is the team's leading scorer, having found the back of the net on two occasions already.

 

Atletico Madrid
You better believe Atletico will be itching to bounce back with a positive result after losing 2-1 at home to Barcelona in their most recent league encounter. Fernando Torres had put the Mattress Makers up 1-0 after 51 minutes, but Neymar scored a few minutes later to even up the score up at 1-1 before Messi notched the winner.

It was Atletico's first loss in league play so far this season, with them earning six points out of a possible nine; they can therefore be found in sixth place in the La Liga table. We've got a long ways to go in 2015/16, so we're firmly expecting the Mattress Makers to rise up the table and challenge for a spot in the top three, maybe even for the league title. That's going to be extremely tough, however, with Barcelona and Real Madrid the two top favorites.

Nonetheless, the talent is in place for Atletico to trump Eibar this weekend, and we know the motivation for a response will be there too.

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La Liga
After being given a rare second chance to stay up in the Primera Division, Eibar has risen to the occasion early on in the 2015/16 campaign. They've looked good early on to prove they're going to do everything in their power to avoid relegation.

Unfortunately, we believe the good times will come to an end when last season's 18th-place finishers meet up with mighty Atletico.

The Mattress Makers haven't been overly dominant or anything thus far, but we know what they're capable of doing, and we don't anticipate them having much trouble dispatching the home team here. We may not witness a rout or anything, but Atletico will dominate possession here and should be able to control the tempo from the start and find the back of the net at least a couple times. 

With that in mind, we're going to add the Mattress Makers to our collection of soccer picks for what should be another exciting weekend of La Liga action. They simply have the better team and should prove it.

Final Score Prediction: Eibar 0 Atletico Madrid 2 

Free Soccer Pick: Atletico Madrid -162 at Bet365

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