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Elche CF will be hosting guests Leganés at The Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in the La Liga 2 clash on Sunday.
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Elche CF prepare for this game after a 1-1 La Liga 2 draw vs Real Valladolid.
In that game, Elche CF managed 48% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Elche CF was Sergio León (53'). On the other side, Real Valladolid had 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Gustavo Henrique (35') was the scorer for Real Valladolid.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 5 of the last 6 meetings where Elche CF have been involved. Breaking down the goal weighting during that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 6 and Elche CF totted up 5. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
Taking a look at their past results, Elche CF:
- have not been beaten in the league by Leganés in their last 2 matches.
- have not beaten Leganés in their last 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Leganés go into this match following a 2-0 La Liga 2 win with the downing of SD Huesca in their last game.
In that match, Leganés had 54% possession and 11 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Leganés, goals were scored by Miramón (42') and Enric Franquesa (77'). At the other end, Huesca had 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring Leganés has become noticeable recently. Examining their last six outings shows that it has occurred 6 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 3 while Leganés have scored 7.
Coming into this clash, Leganés are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 22/09/2002, there has been little between the sides with Elche CF winning 1 of those games, Leganés 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
An aggregate of 9 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 4 for Los Franjiverdes and 5 for Leganés. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.5.
The last league fixture between these sides was La Liga 2 match day 31 on 26/03/2016 which ended up with the score at Leganés 0-0 Elche CF.
The referee was Jorge Figueroa Vázquez.
Team News: Elche CF
The Elche CF boss Sebastián Beccacece has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash with a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
We think that Los Franjiverdes may well line up in a 4-4-2 formation with Edgar Badia, Sergio Carreira, Álex Martín, Pedro Bigas, José Salinas, Tete Morente, Aleix Febas, Nicolas Castro, N. Fernandez Mercau, Sergio León Limones and Fidel.
Team News: Leganés
Owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Leganés manager Borja Jiménez does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We are inclined to think that Leganés might play in a 4-4-2 system using Diego Conde, Allan Nyom, Aritz Arambarri, Sergio González, Enric Franquesa, Jorge Miramon, Luís Perea, Yvan Neyou, Daniel Raba, Diego Garcia and Miguel de la Fuente.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Leganés have it in them to score against this Elche CF lineup, but it probably shouldn’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Elche CF at the end of this one. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero (33,732)
Captain: Fidel Chaves de la Torre
Chairman: Joaquín Buitrago
Manager: Sebastián Beccacece
Competitions: La Liga 2 position 14