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The La Liga meeting at Estadio Martínez Valero on Sunday sees home side Elche CF welcoming opponents Real Betis.
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Elche CF go into this game following on from a 1-1 La Liga drawn game against Getafe.
In that match, Elche CF managed 53% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Elche CF was Pere Milla (20'). On the other side, Getafe CF got 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Enes Ünal (60') scored for Getafe.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Elche CF have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Los Franjiverdes have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals during that time.
A look at their previous results shows us that Elche CF:
- have not emerged victorious against Real Betis in their last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Real Betis go into this meeting after a 2-0 La Liga win with the downing of Levante in their last outing.
In that game, Real Betis had 56% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Real Betis, the goalscorers were Nabil Fekir (70') and Juanmi (75'). Levante UD got 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
A sequence of hard-working showings by the Real Betis defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 outings overall. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 9. We will just have to see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Ahead of this meeting, Real Betis haven't been defeated by Elche CF when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 24/04/2010 tells us that Elche CF have won 3 of these games and Real Betis 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
In all, 17 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 10 from Los Franjiverdes and 7 for Béticos. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league match featuring the two was La Liga match day 8 on 01/11/2020 when it ended Real Betis 3-1 Elche CF.
In that game, Real Betis had 59% possession and 17 shots on goal with 10 on target. The goals were scored by Antonio Sanabria (7') and Tello (28', 56').
For their opponents, Elche CF had 4 shots on goal with 2 on target. Josan (60') scored.
The referee was David Medié Jiménez.
Team News: Elche CF
Elche CF manager Fran Escribá has no fitness worries at all coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Real Betis
Real Betis boss Manuel Pellegrini has multiple availability issues to deal with. Marc Bartra (Heel pain), Víctor Camarasa (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Dani Martín (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re of the view that Elche CF have it in them to put a goal past this Real Betis outfit, but one goal probably won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’ve gone for a close game with a 1-2 win for Real Betis when the referee blows the final whistle. Hopefully this is a good one.
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 17
🔑 Star Man: Fidel
Typically used in 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 scored a sum of 4 league goals in the LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 21 appearances.