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Elche CF make the trip to RCDE Stadium on Monday for the La Liga clash with home side Espanyol.
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Espanyol go into this fixture following on from a 1-1 Copa del Rey drawn match against Ponferradina.
In that game, Espanyol had 57% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Espanyol was Adrià Pedrosa (4'). Ponferradina had 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Yuri de Souza (88') was the scorer for Ponferradina. The game was won 3-1 by Espanyol on penalties.
It has been seldom in recent times where Espanyol haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Espanyol have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals during that time. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether that trend shall persist in this upcoming match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Espanyol:
- have not been beaten in the league by Elche CF in their last 2 games.
- have not emerged victorious against Elche CF in their previous 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 home league matches.
Elche CF will go into the meeting following a 1-2 Copa del Rey win with the eclipse of UD Almería in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Elche CF managed 51% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Elche CF, the scorers were Pablo Piatti (52') and Raúl Guti (84'). For their opponents, UD Almería got 15 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Largie Ramazani (42') scored for UD Almería.
Francisco Rodríguez's Elche CF have fired home 9 times in the course of their latest six matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during that period comes to 7.
Ahead of this clash, Elche CF are without a win away from home in their last 8 matches in the league. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
The previous league meeting between these clubs was La Liga match day 10 on 23/10/2021 when the final score was Elche CF 2-2 Espanyol.
On that occasion, Elche CF had 58% possession and 12 shots at goal with 7 on target. The scorers were Lucas Boyé (23') and Darío Benedetto (84').
For their opponents, Espanyol had 20 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Manu Morlanes (51') and Raúl de Tomás (52') scored.
The referee was Jorge Figueroa Vázquez.
Team News: Espanyol
The Espanyol boss Vicente Moreno will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
In all likelihood, Periquitos will probably opt for a 4-3-3 system this time with Joan García, Aleix Vidal Parreu, Leandro Cabrera, Sergi Gomez, Adrià Pedrosa, Manu Morlanes, Keidi Bare, Adrián Embarba, Loren Moron, Raúl de Tomás and Javi Puado.
Team News: Elche CF
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Elche CF manager Francisco Rodríguez does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
It’s our belief that Los Franjiverdes appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 system, starting the game with Edgar Badia, Helibelton Palacios, Pedro Bigas, Gonzalo Verdú, Johan Mojica, Omar Mascarell, Ivan Marcone, Gerard Gumbau, Josan, Lucas Boye and Tete Morente.
We’re envisaging that Elche CF will have a tough ask to score against this Espanyol lineup who we think might well get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Espanyol when all is said and done.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RCDE Stadium (40,500)
Captain: David López
Chairman: Chen Yansheng
Manager: Vicente Moreno
Competitions: La Liga position 11, Copa del Rey (Round of 32)
🔑 Key Player: Raúl de Tomás
Usually played in the Striker position, Raúl de Tomás was born in Madrid, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Real Madrid B in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 9 league goals in this LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season so far in 18 appearances.