Elche FC vs. Valencia Match preview
Elche FC will go head to head with Valencia on Friday at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero for La Liga match 7th round. Both teams are neck to neck in the standings, sitting on 12th and 13th places respectively on equal seven points with only separated by goal difference.
The home team is undefeated in three straight games, recording two victories and a draw, keeping a clean sheet in all of those meetings
Valencia suffered a 2-1 defeat to Villareal last Sunday. The Bats are on a run of two back-to-back defeats and have won just one of the previous five games
- Elche FC have played four LaLiga matches, won two, registered one draw and a single loss.
- There have been at least two goals scored in two LaLiga matches in the last four played by the Green-Striped Ones.
- The hosts have kept only two clean-sheets in their last four LaLiga matches played.
- Throwing an eye to LaLiga 2 Elche FC have produced less than two goals in the last three matches.
- Valencia has played six LaLiga matches winning twice and lost three.
- The Bats have only kept one clean-sheet.
Elche is having few injury concerns going to this match, this time again without the services of Josema Sanchez due to a hamstring strain, while Lucas Boye and Miguel Angel Cifuentes are doubtful with ankle and muscular discomfort respectively.
There seems little reason for the Elche FC boss to change the side that played impressively against Alaves on Sunday, meaning that the goalscorers from that game, Milla and Morente, should remain in the attacking position.
Guido Carrillo is one of the players pushing for a spot in the starting XI after featuring off the bench last time out, but the home side’s head coach is unlikely to shuffle his pack here.
Gabriel Paulista’s return from injury gave Valencia a timely boost, particularly as Eliaquim Mangala is still on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.
Kondogbia’s absence would see Carlos Soler line up in central midfield once again, but the team-mate could be moved wide if the former can prove his fitness in the build-up.
Eliaquim Mangala and Geoffrey Kondogbia continue to be out with injuries while Vicente Esquerdo awaits the results of a COVID-19 test after his body temperature was higher than expected before Valencia’s game against Villarreal.
Elche FC vs. Valencia Head to Head
The two teams last met in 2015 for LaLiga match where Valencia Carried the day with 4-0 wins
The pair has met in their last Four LaLiga matches Valencia have won three times and lost once.
There have been at least over 2.5 goals produced between the pair in their four match encounters.
The Bats have scored in all their last four LaLiga encounters with Elche Fc.
Valencia has kept only one clean-sheet.
Despite of the Bats playing ten men down against Green-Striped Ones went ahead and secured 2-1 win
Elche FC vs. Valencia Prediction
Elche is faring so well for their ability not to concede goals. They have score three goals
Elche is still without some of their best players and may struggle to add to their goal tally against Valencia on Friday night. Few goals could be registered in this match.
Our pundits’ topbets predict a draw. Betway backing the results with 3.21 0dds while 1Xbet giving 3.44
This game will register a low goal margin.
Under 2.5 –1.64 Betway odds and 1.735 odds for 1XBet
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