Eddie is better than Numar in the first 2 rounds, but I don't think so!
After you hit with Eddie, people expect you to pill low, this works to your advantage though, pill like 2 or 3 and you win.
Your life is still above 14. Whilst if you had Numar, you would be in a similar situation, Eddie does 1 less gap than Numar in the situation.
What Diggest Bick suggested is pretty solid!