Elche vs Real Madrid La Liga Stats, Preview & Streaming Info

Sports Ticket: Elche vs Real Madrid La Liga Tips, Prediction and Preview

Prediction:

With sublime form on their side, it is hard to expect anything else than a Real Madrid win on Wednesday. But odds are on the low 1.2 region and therefore we take the high road with asian handicap -1.5 for 1.86 odd. Evidently, Madrid’s last 5 wins across all competitions came by an exact 2 goal margin and they have become specialists in scrong late goals.

As an alternate bet, I will back Karim Benzema to score anytime, since the Frenchman is on solid form and scored 4 goals in his last 3 appearances.

Elche have only lost four of their 13 league matches this term, but it is difficult to back against a Madrid win on Wednesday evening; Zidane’s side appear to have overcome their early-season troubles, and we fancy the champions to pick up a relatively comfortable victory in this game.

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Preview:

Having found form in recent weeks, Real Madrid are overwhelming favourites to beat Elche in the La Liga clash on Wednesday.

It has been a difficult season for Real, mostly plagued by injuries to key players, once at the verge of exit from the Champions League group stage.

Things took a huge turnaround in December, even with the difficulties staying intact, the Madristas went on to win 6 games on the bounce across all competitions.

Five of those came in La Liga and some of them against top teams, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Bilbao and most recently before Christmas Granada.

This run helped them to move closer to Atletico Madrid at the top of the table, teams now leveled at 32 points but Atleti have played 2 games fewer.

Elche, just earned promotion back to La Liga are struggling on all fronts. So far three wins happened to them from 13 games, along with 6 draws and 3 defeats means they are level on 15 points with Valladolid sitting at the edge of the relegation zone.

Their current streak is without a win in 8, however 5 of them are draws, the most recent a 2-2 home stalemate with Osasuna.

At home, they won just once in 7 attempts, at the same time remaining a difficult team to beat with 4 draws and 2 losses.

Team News:

Elche could again be without the services of Omenuke Mfulu against Madrid, while Diego Gonzalez is an injury doubt, meaning that Dani Calvo could earn another start in a defensive area.

Almiron has options for change, with Victor Rodriguez, Pere Milla and Nino all available, but the manager is expected to keep faith with the majority of the XI that started against Osasuna.

Lucas Boye should again get the nod over Guido Carrillo in the centre-forward position, while Raul Guti could earn a spot in the middle of the park.

As for Madrid, Zidane’s squad is in excellent shape at the moment, with only Rodrygo Goes, who has a hamstring problem, missing from Sunday’s training session.

Eden Hazard made the bench against Granada and should again be included in the squad for this match, while Luka Modric is likely to return, having overcome the problem that kept him out of the team’s last contest.

Vinicius Junior could be handed a start alongside Lucas Vazquez and Karim Benzema in the final third of the field, but the back four and goalkeeper are expected to be unchanged on Wednesday night.

Match Facts:

Series: Spain – La Liga 2020-21
Match:
Elche vs Real Madrid
Date: 30 December 2020, Wednesday
Venue: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero (Elche)

Time: 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET / 01:00 PST

HEAD to HEAD:

  1. Real Madrid were victorious in the previous 4 head-to-head meetings with Elche.
  2. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 3 of those, while both teams scored in two.
  3. Their last meeting at this stadium dates back to February 2015, a 2-0 win for the team from the capital city.

Probable Starting 11 Players:

Elche: Badia; Barragan, Verdu, Calvo, Josema; Guti, Marcone, Morente; Fidel, Boye, Josan

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Benzema, Vinicius

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