Elche vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 23 October 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero (Elche).
Elche’s opening game in La Liga this season didn’t turn out to be what they were expecting. But the host learned from that 0-3 loss at home that they were unbeaten for the next three fixtures.
The promoted team will play on the back of two away wins and a draw at home, following a 0-2 win on the road against Alaves last time out in the campaign.
Valencia hasn’t been able to make their stand in the league so far this season. They have descended to the 13th spot from the 10th place last term in the table, courtesy of three losses in five clashes.
The Bats have only one win in the campaign until now and will visit on the back of a 2-1 loss on the road against Villarreal last time out in the schedule.
Elche vs Valencia Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has recorded three of the overall four wins.
- None of their clashes have ended in a draw since 2013.
- Their last clash was in 2015, which gave a 0-4 away win for the Bats.
- Both teams have scored in three of the four fixtures.
- The Bats are unbeaten in the recent three meetings since 2014.
Elche vs Valencia Prediction
It has been long since the two teams have met in La Liga or any major contests. Since their most recent meetings took place in 2015, the gap of five years will have affected the dynamics of both sides. Being a promoted side to the La Liga, Elche will not be celebrated as a clear favorite in the clash.
The host enjoys the ground advantage and is also backed by their recent unbeaten run in the campaign this term until now. Besides, the away team has been through a rough patch with a two-game losing streak in their schedule prior to the trip to Elche.
Elche has been more in control when playing away from home. Surprisingly, aside from the winless run at home in the past four attempts, the host has also scored no goals in the same period. This includes a loss and a draw in two La Liga clashes this season at their turf.
Valencia has registered only one win from their last fifteen outings across all major contests in the schedule. However, that lone win was their only win in the league this season until now. Hence, the chances of the Bats are also alive in the game.
The double chance favoring both sides will probably be the best bet for the punters since the match is sizing to be anyone’s game at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Even if someone finds a breakthrough, it will be a narrow margin based on their current form in the campaign.
Elche vs Valencia Betting tips
Double chance: Elche or Valencia @ 1.40 (2/5).