Valencia vs Elche
Date: Saturday, 30 January 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).
Valencia tried to build on their three-game unbeaten streak in the league as of late. But the host failed to continue that run in the last game. The 3-1 loss on the road against Atletico Madrid last time out was their 8th defeat in the last 20 league appearances this season.
Elche is four points away from descending to the ultimate bottom of the table this term. The away team has been winless for the last 13 matches in the campaign. They will visit on the back of a 0-2 loss at home against Barcelona in their previous encounter in the schedule.
Valencia vs Elche Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-1 home win for Elche.
- Both teams have scored in four of the recent five fixtures.
- None of their matches since 2013 have ended in a draw.
- The teams have combined to slot in 17 goals in their 5 meetings.
Valencia vs Elche Prediction
Goals haven’t been the problem whenever these teams meet in the league. Expect nothing less of a high-scoring affair at Estadio de Mestalla on Saturday night. The tip for over 2.5 goals will probably come in handy from the goals area in the encounter. The reason to back this tip is that the teams have averaged 3.4 goals in their h2h meetings since 2013.
Valencia holds a feeble three-point lead over the promoted team on the table this season. The host enjoys the ground advantage in the game and has just two losses in the last five clashes. Apart from that, they have a better squad strength and league experience compared to the traveling side.
The home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters in the encounter. Regarding their ground advantage and scoring spree, the home team is likely to create more opportunities in ninety minutes.
Valencia vs Elche Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).
Full-time result: Valencia @ 1.60 (3/5).