Elche vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: 11 May 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero (Elche).
Atletico Madrid made a huge step towards locking a top-four spot in La Liga standings at the weekend.
Los Colchoneros saw off bitter city rivals Real Madrid 1-0 on Sunday evening thanks to a penalty-kick goal from Yannick Carrasco.
It is worth noting that Real Madrid played in the mixed lineup on the occasion as head coach Carlo Ancelotti decided to give some rest to his main stars after eliminating Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League semifinal.
Nevertheless, Atletico Madrid’s win, paired with Real Betis’ loss to Barcelona, made it a six-point gap between the two sides in the battle for the fourth place.
Atleti will have a chance to secure the top-four finish on Wednesday evening when they travel to Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero to take on Elche in Gameweek 36.
Elche have all but secured another elite-class campaign being seven points above Mallorca in the red zone.
They offered a poor display at the weekend, falling 3-0 away at bottom-half rivals Cadiz. Substotute striker Ezequiel Ponce got sent off shortly after coming on for Guido Carrillo and Elche went on to concede three goals within the final ten minutes of the affair.
Elche vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head
- Atletico Madrid have been the dominant force in the history of this matchup, winning 10, drawing 1, and losing only 2 of the last 13 meetings with Elche.
- Atleti won each of the last four H2H encounters with Elche, conceding no more than a single goal in the process.
- None of the previous four H2H clashes between these two sides at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero produced three or more goals.
Elche vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
It is hard to see the value in backing the away win pick at the 1.65 odds here knowing that Atletico Madrid have only won 7 of 17 league fixtures on the road so far in the season.
However, since Elche produced a poor performance in the weekend’s 3-0 loss at Cadiz, and since they also lost three of the previous five league games on the home turf, we have no other option but to back the visitors here.
Elche vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.65 (13/20)
Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1) odd.