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Atlético Madrid make the trip to Estadio Martínez Valero on Wednesday for the La Liga game with hosts Elche CF.
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Elche CF will be hoping to bounce back here after a 3-0 La Liga defeat last time out to Cádiz.
In that game, Elche CF managed 45% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Cádiz got 17 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Álvaro Negredo (80'), Rubén Sobrino (83') and Antony Lozano (93') scored for Cádiz.
Francisco Rodríguez's Elche CF have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 7 times in their preceding 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games stands at 8.
Their prior results show that Elche CF:
- have not emerged victorious against Atlético Madrid in their last 7 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Atlético Madrid head into the game following a 1-0 La Liga win vs Real Madrid in their most recent game.
In that game, Atlético Madrid had 41% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Atlético Madrid was Yannick Carrasco (40'). Real Madrid CF got 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target.
A sequence of steadfast displays by the Atlético Madrid defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 outings combined. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 3. Regardless, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern shall continue on here in this game.
Their previous form shows that Atlético Madrid:
- have not been beaten by Elche CF when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results going back to 25/04/2015 tells us that these encounters have not been kind to Elche CF. They have not been able to get any wins whatsoever whereas Atlético Madrid have dominated them, getting wins in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined sum of 14 goals were produced between them in this period, with 2 of them for Los Franjiverdes and 12 netted by Atleti. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league game between these clubs was La Liga match day 2 on 22/08/2021 when it finished Atlético Madrid 1-0 Elche CF.
On that day, Atlético Madrid managed 42% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Ángel Correa (39').
Elche CF got 4 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea.
Team News: Elche CF
The Elche CF manager Francisco Rodríguez does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash with a fully healthy group available to choose from.
It seems likely that Los Franjiverdes should opt for a 4-4-2 system for this one, beginning the first half with Edgar Badia, Helibelton Palacios, Enzo Roco, Pedro Bigas, Johan Mojica, Tete Morente, Omar Mascarell, Gerard Gumbau, Fidel Chaves, Lucas Boye and Pere Milla.
Team News: Atlético Madrid
Thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone has no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
It’s our belief that Atleti will likely begin the game with a 4-4-2 system, settling for Jan Oblak, Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Reinildo, Koke, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Rodrigo De Paul, Yannick Carrasco, Matheus Cunha and Antoine Griezmann.
We’re of the view that Elche CF will need to push hard to register a score against this Atlético Madrid team who should emerge victorious.
We’re therefore expecting a good tussle with a 0-1 winning score for Atlético Madrid after 90 minutes.
It should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Martínez Valero (33,732)
Captain: Gonzalo Verdú
Chairman: Joaquín Buitrago Marhuenda
Manager: Francisco Rodríguez
Competitions: La Liga position 13
⭐ Star Man: Fidel
Customarily taking up the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Fidel was born in Huelva, Spain. After having played his first senior match for Recreativo de Huelva in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Midfielder has accumulated 5 league goals in this LaLiga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 30 appearances.