Almeria vs Elche Prediction & Match Preview

Almeria vs Elche Copa del Rey Predictions by LeagueLane

Almeria vs Elche
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: 6 January 2022, Thursday
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos.

Almeria began the year with a disappointing home defeat to FC Cartagena on Sunday. They shipped the only goal of the game from their rivals’ lone shot on target.

Nonetheless, Rubi’s men still sit at the top of the Segunda Division standings. They are three points clear with a game in hand on most of the league.

Almeria have been by far the best team in the second tier of Spanish football in the first half of the season.

They at the same time boast the best attacking and defensive records with the goal difference of 37-14 in 21 outings.

Almeria will try and translate this strong league form into Copa del Rey on Thursday evening when they host top-tier side Elche in the last 32 round.

Elche will be struggling to save the top flight status this season. They have won only 3 of 19 league games so far in the season.

The team led by Francisco started the year with a goalless draw at home to Granada. They have now lost two and drawn one of the last three La Liga affairs.

Elche are dreadful travelers. They lost six and drew two of the last eight league outings on the road this season.

Francisco’s men have been pretty easy to break down on travels throughout the season. They allowed two or more goals in three of the last four league matches away from home.

Almeria vs Elche Head-to-head

  • The teams have a win, a draw, and a defeat each from their last three head to head meetings.
  • None of the last two H2H games saw three or more goals scored.
  • Almeria won 8, drew 3, and lost 4 of the last 15 home clashes against Elche.

Almeria vs Elche Prediction

Almeria left a much better impression so far in the season and we see them as favorites to advance in their own backyard despite the fact they are facing a higher-division opposition here.

Since neither of the two teams scored goals in their latest matches on Sunday, we will alternatively back the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the 1.57 odds.

Almeria vs Elche Betting Tips

  • Almeria to win @ 2.60 (8/5)
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57 (4/7) odd.