Valencia vs Elche Prediction & Tips
Valencia and Elche face at Estadio de Mestalla, in a match for the 21 th round of the Liga. Elche won at home by (2‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 23‑10‑2020. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a game between 14th and 19th of the overall classification, in fact this is a match between the 14th classified in home games and the 11th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 14th place, with 20 points won, after 4 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home for Osasuna by (1‑1). In the last match, they lost away to Atlético Madrid by (3‑1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, they win practically the same points at home and away, since they won 11 points at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 14 conceded, against 9 points away, where they scored 11 goals and suffered 15. In the last game he played, for the Copa del Rey, he lost against Sevilla by (3‑0). In the last 10 home matches for the league, Valencia has recorded 2 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses, having won 11 points out of 30 possible.
In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 5 games at their stadium. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for its opponent, for which reason it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have managed to score in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 20 games in this competition, he only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 10 home matches for this competition: they have suffered 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Valencia heads into this game with a 3-0 defeat on the trip to the Sevilla field, in a game counting for the Copa del Rey. In the last game in La Liga, the home team lost against Atlético de Madrid by 3- 1. The coach Javi Gracia should draw the team in 4-3-3, privileging the maintenance of the ball possession and the attacks through the corridors: Carlos Soler will be the conductor of the team, and this player has an enormous technical quality. For this game the coach cannot count Hugo Guillamon, suspended, as well as Jasper Cillessen and Mouctar Diakhaby, these with physical problems.
The visiting team is currently in 19th place, with 17 points won, after 3 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied for Real Valladolid by (2‑2). In the last match, they lost at home to Barcelona by (0‑2). Interestingly, this is a team that has achieved better results away from home, as they have won 9 points as a visitor and only 8 at their stadium. In the championship, Elche won 9 points out of 24 possible, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 8 matches played as a visitor.
In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 6 away matches. In their league matches as a visitor, the most frequent result at half-time was 1‑0 (3 out of 8 games). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, as he has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 18 games in this competition, he has never managed to turn the scoreboard in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 20 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: they scored 8 of their 21 goals between minutes (61’ ‑ 75 ‘).
Elche enters this game with a setback, by 0-2, receiving Barcelona, thus adding the third setback in the last four games in this La Liga. Coach Jorge Almirón should play in 4-3-3 favoring defensive organization and counterattacks by the runners. Right winger Josan is Elche’s top scorer with 4 goals scored. For this match the visiting coach cannot count on Guido Carrillo and Fidel Chaves due to physical problems.
Valencia – Elche FREE TIPS
Valencia – Win @ 1.65
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90