Eibar has a chance to make it to Europe, and with their safety in the league practically guaranteed, the team will go for it. An additional reason to do so is the fact that Huesca is the worst team in the league, and is placed dead-last in the table.
Moreover, Eibar was unbeaten in 20 of their last 25 matches and avoided a loss in nine of their last thirteen road trips. Meanwhile, Huesca is winless in their last six games. Also, since December of last year, Eibar has lost just four times – three of which were against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.
As such, expect them to avoid a loss in this tie too. But Huesca is desperate to avoid relegation and will fight tooth and nail for it. In addition, they had won the reverse fixture of this tie, and Eibar has a string of draws to their name, that has considerably affected their chances for playoffs.
Finally, Eibar conceded in their last 11 away ties, and in 22 of their last 24. Also, only once have they kept a clean sheet at this stadium, which was in a friendly, however. With Huesca netting goals in every single official game, the chances for both teams to score are sky high.
Watford won seven of their last eleven matches and was unbeaten in 14 of their last 19. At home, they won five of their last six attempts and were unbeaten in seven of their last eight. The sole loss during this period came against Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Southampton was winless in 11 of their last 17 ties, and in 14 of their last 17 on the road. Since September of last year, the team has recorded just a single win against a team that was not in the relegation zone.
With Watford having an abundance of belief in themselves and needing momentum before taking on Manchester City in the FA Cup final, count on them to take advantage of their home status, and pull out a win.
But Southampton will make it as hard as they can. They are desperate due to the relegation threats, and over the years, they have given some tough battles to Watford. Matches between these teams have always been thrilling, especially at this venue. Except for a single tie, every other one had three or more goals, and seven of the last ten saw goals from both sides. Finally, Southampton had managed to record two or more goals in eight of their last ten visits.
Count on both of these teams to take part in the goal-scoring action.