Elche vs Valencia Prediction & Match Preview

Elche vs Valencia Spanish LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Elche vs Valencia
Spanish La Liga
Date: 19 March 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.

Elche host Valencia in a small derby of the East on Saturday afternoon at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.

The visitors will be hoping to maintain their fine spell of form and stay unbeaten in the fifth straight match across competitions.

Valencia broke into the top half of La Liga standings after a streak of two wins and a draw in the previous three rounds.

They have tightened things defensively of late, allowing only one goal during a four-game unbeaten streak in all competitions.

On top of a strong league form, Valencia picked up a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal earlier this month.

They, however, produced a somewhat weaker display in a goalless draw away at Getafe seven days ago, failing to register a single attempt on target at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

Elche will thus fancy their chances of a second consecutive clean sheet having kept things quiet at the back in a big 0-1 victory away at Granada last weekend.

Winger Fidel made the difference by netting the only goal of the match eleven minutes in.

The team led by Francisco have generally done very well at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero lately. They won three of the last four home fixtures in La Liga, the only defeat coming against red-hot Barcelona (a narrow 1-2 loss).

Elche have lost no more than 3 of 14 home outings so far in the season in general.

Elche vs Valencia Head-to-head

  • Valencia won five of the last six head to head meetings with Elche.
  • However, Elche still have a positive record in the home clashes with Valencia, having won two of three previous encounters at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
  • All but one of the last seven head to head meetings between the two teams produced three or more goals.

Elche vs Valencia Prediction

Valencia are unbeaten in four successive outings across competitions, but their performance in the previous weekend’s goalless draw at Getafe was anything but impressive.

We don’t see the visitors hurting Elche’s back line here which is why we will back the hosts to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 3.25.

Elche vs Valencia Betting Tips

  • Elche to keep a clean sheet @ 3.25 (9/4)
  • Elche to win @ 2.75 (7/4) odd.