Elche vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: 30 December 2020, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero (Elche).
Having found form in recent weeks, Real Madrid are overwhelming favourites to beat Elche in the La Liga clash on Wednesday.
It has been a difficult season for Real, mostly plagued by injuries to key players, once at the verge of exit from the Champions League group stage.
Things took a huge turnaround in December, even with the difficulties staying intact, the Madristas went on to win 6 games on the bounce across all competitions.
Five of those came in La Liga and some of them against top teams, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Bilbao and most recently before Christmas Granada.
This run helped them to move closer to Atletico Madrid at the top of the table, teams now leveled at 32 points but Atleti have played 2 games fewer.
Elche, just earned promotion back to La Liga are struggling on all fronts. So far three wins happened to them from 13 games, along with 6 draws and 3 defeats means they are level on 15 points with Valladolid sitting at the edge of the relegation zone.
Their current streak is without a win in 8, however 5 of them are draws, the most recent a 2-2 home stalemate with Osasuna.
At home, they won just once in 7 attempts, at the same time remaining a difficult team to beat with 4 draws and 2 losses.
Elche vs Real Madrid Head-to-head
Real Madrid were victorious in the previous 4 head-to-head meetings with Elche.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 3 of those, while both teams scored in two.
Their last meeting at this stadium dates back to February 2015, a 2-0 win for the team from the capital city.
Elche vs Real Madrid Prediction
With sublime form on their side, it is hard to expect anything else than a Real Madrid win on Wednesday. But odds are on the low 1.2 region and therefore we take the high road with asian handicap -1.5 for 1.86 odd. Evidently, Madrid’s last 5 wins across all competitions came by an exact 2 goal margin and they have become specialists in scrong late goals.
As an alternate bet, I will back Karim Benzema to score anytime, since the Frenchman is on solid form and scored 4 goals in his last 3 appearances.
Elche vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Real Madrid -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.86 odd
Karim Benzema to score anytime @ 1.61 odd.