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Barcelona will be taking on away side Elche CF at Estadio Camp Nou in the La Liga meeting on Saturday.
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Barcelona will be looking for another win after the 3-0 La Liga victory vs Elche CF.
In that game, Barcelona had 78% possession and 21 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Barcelona, the goals were scored by Robert Lewandowski (34', 48') and Memphis Depay (41'). Elche got 0 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
Barcelona have been unlocking defences at will in recent times, lashing 20 goals past their opponents during the course of the last 6 matches. In those meetings, Barcelona have also seen the aggregate sum of goals that have gone against them total 4.
Coming into this meeting, Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
The numbers tell their own story, and Elche CF have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 14 goals in all. In defence, Elche CF have been far from perfect. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern might be maintained here in this match or not.
Going into this encounter, Elche CF have not won away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 15/01/2015 reveals that these encounters have been miserable for Elche CF. They have not been able to get any victories at all while Barcelona have been the better of the two, winning in 100 per cent of those match-ups.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in all which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league contest between the two was La Liga match day 27 on 06/03/2022 when the final score was Elche CF 1-2 Barcelona.
In that match, Elche CF managed 32% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Fidel (44').
Barcelona had 20 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Ferrán Torres (60') and Memphis Depay (84') scored.
The referee was Alejandro Hernández Hernández.
Team News: Barcelona
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the Barcelona gaffer Xavi Hernández to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group. Sergi Roberto (Muscular problems) is out of contention.
It looks as if Barça will possibly employ a 4-3-3 formation this time, utilising M. ter Stegen, Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia, Alex Balde, Franck Kessie, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Ousmane Dembele, Robert Lewandowski and Memphis Depay.
Team News: Elche CF
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Elche CF boss Francisco Rodríguez does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this match.
There’s a good chance that Los Franjiverdes seem most likely to make use of a 3-2-4-1 lineup, choosing Edgar Badia, John Nwankwo, Gonzalo Verdu, Pedro Bigas, Helibelton Palacios, Carlos Clerc, Tete Morente, Raul Guti, Gerard Gumbau, Fidel Chaves and Lucas Boye.
We’ve got the feeling that Barcelona will probably stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
Conversely, Elche CF won’t find it easy to break down their defence although we do think it’s probable that they will be converting at least once here, too.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a controlled 3-1 victory for Barcelona after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Camp Nou (99,354)
Captain: Sergio Busquets
Chairman: Joan Laporta
Manager: Xavi Hernández
Competitions: La Liga position 2, Champions League (Group C)
⭐ Star Man: Robert Lewandowski
Customarily used in the Striker position, Robert Lewandowski was born in Warsaw, Poland. Having played his first senior match for Lech Poznań in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 6 league goals in the LaLiga 2022 - 2023 season to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.