Elche vs Cordoba
Spanish Copa del Rey
Date: Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero (Elche).
Both Elche and Cordoba are struggling badly at the start of the new Segunda Division campaign. They both sit down in the danger area after nine rounds of the competition coming into the third round of Copa del Rey tie on Tuesday evening at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
Los Franjiverdes are in a somewhat better position sitting at 19th place with a single win, five draws and three defeats so far in the campaign. They are two points off the rock-bottomed Cordoba at the moment, To be fair, Jose Rojo Pacheta’s troops were expected to struggle in the higher division football before the season kick off given they featured the third class last year.
Cordoba spent the entire season in the bottom half of the standings but managed to avoid the drop in the previous term of Segunda. They will face hard times matching such success this time around judging by the underwhelming start to the new campaign.
Elche vs Cordoba: Head-to-head
Los Califas have a positive head to head record with 13 wins and 10 losses in 31 games against Elche.
Los Franjiverdes were, however, more successful in outings at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero where they won 6, drew 5 and lost 4 of 15 ties with Cordoba.
Both teams scored in three of last four H2H encounters.
Elche vs Cordoba: Prediction
Elche, who reached the last 32 round of Copa del Rey last year (3-0 loss to Atletico Madrid there), head into this off the back of a tough 4-0 defeat to Deportivo La Coruna on Friday. They will rely on a solid home form, though, given they won two and drew one of last three across competitions. The thread includes a 2-1 victory over Granada in cup’s second round in mid-September.
Cordoba have been dreadful travellers so far in the season. They lost each of four away games in Segunda Division with a devastating 3-13 goal difference along. This is why we fancy the home win pick at the odds of 2.05 as the main betting option here.
Elche vs Cordoba: Bet Tips
Elche to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
Elche to qualify @ 1.50 (1/2).