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The La Liga game at Estadio Martínez Valero on Saturday will see hosts Elche CF lock horns with Levante.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Elche CF v Levante can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Elche CF head into this fixture after a 1-1 La Liga drawn game vs Real Valladolid.
In that game, Elche CF had 45% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Elche CF was Fidel (22'). At the other end, Real Valladolid got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Lucas Olaza (86') was the scorer for Real Valladolid.
Elche CF have struggled with their forward play of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 vs opponents over the course of their previous six outings. In those games, Los Franjiverdes have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 10. We will just have to see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Going into this encounter, Elche CF have not registered a win against Levante in their last 4 matches in the league.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Sevilla in La Liga competition, Levante and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Levante managed 42% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Sevilla FC got 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Youssef En-Nesyri (53') scored for Sevilla.
It has become apparent that Levante have had real problems scoring goals over their last six clashes, recording the disappointing return of just 3. In those fixtures, Levante have also seen the overall goal tally against them equal 10.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 25/04/2014 shows that Elche CF have won 1 of these games and Levante 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A sum of 9 goals were scored between them in these games, with 4 of them for Los Franjiverdes and 5 created by Levante. That’s an average goals per game of 1.5.
The last league game featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 10 on 21/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Levante 1-1 Elche CF.
In that match, Levante managed 43% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer was Gonzalo Melero (12').
Elche CF had 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Tete Morente (63') was the scorer.
The referee was Jorge Figueroa Vázquez.
Team News: Elche CF
Elche CF manager Fran Escribá has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all before this match thanks to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Levante
Levante manager Paco López has some current player fitness concerns. Nikola Vukcevic (Lumbago) and José Campaña (Muscle Injury) will miss out on this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Levante and Elche CF could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
A draw is a real possibility, as a clear-cut winner doesn’t appear to be obvious. We’re therefore seeing a tight encounter with a 0-0 scoreline when all is said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 19
🔑 Key Player: Lucas Boyé
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Lucas Boyé was born in San Gregorio, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for River Plate in the 2014 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 27 appearances.