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The La Liga meeting at Estadio Martínez Valero on Wednesday sees home side Elche CF welcome Real Valladolid.
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Elche CF won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-0 La Liga losing effort in their last game against Osasuna.
In that match, Elche CF managed 52% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Elche CF was Diego González (68' Own goal). On the other side, CA Osasuna got 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Kike Barja (38') scored for Osasuna.
Elche CF have really been misfiring of late. Their sum of goals equals just 4 vs opposition teams during the course of their previous 6 matches. In those games, Los Franjiverdes have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them come to 11.
Their previous form shows that Elche CF:
- haven't won against Real Valladolid in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Granada in La Liga competition, Real Valladolid will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Real Valladolid managed 54% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Real Valladolid was Fabián Orellana (42'). For their opponents, Granada CF got 12 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Jorge Molina (78') and Quini Marín (86') scored for Granada.
The stats don’t lie, and Real Valladolid have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 6 goals overall. At the back, Pucela have some weaknesses to address. Still, time will tell if the trend will continue on here in this match or not.
A look at their previous results shows us that Real Valladolid:
- have not beaten Elche CF when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 18/12/2014 tells us that Elche CF have won 2 of these games and Real Valladolid 1, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A total of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 from Los Franjiverdes and 7 being from Pucela. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The last league contest featuring these sides was La Liga match day 19 on 19/01/2021 and the score finished Real Valladolid 2-2 Elche CF.
In that game, Real Valladolid managed 61% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The goalscorers were Michel Herrero (71') and Joaquín (89').
At the other end, Elche CF had 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Josan (9', 43') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Santiago Jaime Latre.
Team News: Elche CF
Elche CF manager Fran Escribá will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash with a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Real Valladolid
Valladolid manager Sergio González has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Shon Weissman (Ankle Injury), Jawad El Yamiq (Tear in the abductor muscle), Javi Sánchez (Tear in the abductor muscle) and Raúl Carnero (Knee Injury) will not be playing here.
Our thinking is that Real Valladolid and Elche CF should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
It appears that a draw might be on the cards. That’s why our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-1 draw at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 18
⭐ Star Man: Josan
Normally taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Josan was born in Crevillente, Spain. After making a first senior appearance for Albacete in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Midfielder has contributed 4 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 25 appearances.