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Atlético Madrid journey to Estadio Martínez Valero on Saturday for the La Liga meeting with home side Elche CF.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Elche CF v Atlético Madrid are shown below (including the best match odds).
Elche CF fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-0 La Liga success versus Levante.
In that match, Elche CF had 34% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Elche CF was Lucas Boyé (32'). At the other end, Levante UD got 6 shots at goal with 1 on target.
It has been seldom in recent games where Elche CF have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Los Franjiverdes have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals during that time.
Looking at their past form shows that Elche CF:
- are winless against Atlético Madrid in their previous 5 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 6 league matches at home.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Athletic Bilbao in La Liga competition, Atlético Madrid and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Atlético Madrid had 62% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Atlético Madrid was Stefan Savić (77'). Athletic Bilbao had 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Álex Berenguer (8') and Iñigo Martínez (86') scored for Athletic Bilbao.
A run of effective displays from the Atlético Madrid defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their previous 6 fixtures overall. During the same time, their own attack force has managed to score 10. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Their past results show that Atlético Madrid:
- remain unbeaten by Elche CF when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 18/04/2014 reveals that these encounters have not been fruitful for Elche CF. They have not managed to get any wins whatsoever whereas Atlético Madrid have been superior, getting wins in 83% of those matches played.
A combined total of 16 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 2 of them from Los Franjiverdes and 14 belonging to Atleti. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league match featuring the two was La Liga match day 14 on 19/12/2020 when it finished Atlético Madrid 3-1 Elche CF.
In that match, Atlético Madrid had 48% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Luis Suárez (41', 58') and Costa (80').
At the other end, Elche CF got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Lucas Boyé (64') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Javier Estrada Fernández.
Team News: Elche CF
Elche CF boss Fran Escribá will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match owing to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there is only the one fitness issue for the Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone to be concerned with. Renan Lodi (Muscle Injury) won’t be playing here.
In this game, Elche CF have it in them to put one past this Atlético Madrid side, however a single goal may not quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re going for a 1-2 win for Atlético Madrid at the end of the match. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Martínez Valero (33,732)
Captain: Juan Nino
Chairman: Joaquín Buitrago Marhuenda
Manager: Fran Escribá
Competitions: La Liga position 17
⭐ Star Player: Josan
Mostly played in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Josan was born in Crevillente, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for Albacete in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 28 appearances.