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Remind me next time

Elche take on Barcelona for a match in the La Liga on Saturday at Estadio Martinez Valero.

Sitting bottom of the table, Elche have claimed 13 points after 26 rounds, while Barcelona have amassed 68 points. This places the latter as number 1 in the La Liga at the moment.

Elche are chasing revenge after succumbing to a disappointing defeat in the latest encounter against Barcelona. However, judging by prices from the bookmakers, they could be in for more disappointment.

Elche are not a high scoring team these days, as they only found the back of the net nine times in the last ten outings. That is an average of just 0.9 goals per game, as they conceded 17 goals. They managed one clean sheets in these matches.

Barcelona scored 14 goals, conceded three and managed seven clean sheets in their previous ten matches.

Barcelona celebrated two wins against Elche in their most recent meetings, outclassing their next opponent by 3-0 and 2-1.

Elche vs Barcelona Prediction

Elche Form

They came away from their last three matches with four points, as Elche beat Mallorca 0-1, followed by a 1-1 draw against Real Valladolid. Most recently, they were left licking their wounds in a 2-0 defeat against Real Sociedad. Elche only managed one meagre home win from a possible six at Estadio Martinez Valero in the La Liga. They also drew two and lost three of these six encounters, in which they scored seven and conceded eight goals.

Barcelona Form

Barcelona look fabulous with three wins on the trot, starting off against Valencia, who were defeated by 1-0. Then, Athletic Bilbao got outclassed in a 0-1 win, before beating Real Madrid by 2-1. Barcelona have been outstanding on their travels lately, winning five of their previous six away matches in the La Liga. They saw no draws but lost once, while scoring six and conceding two goals.

Barcelona are in for a win on Saturday, but at Estadio Martinez Valero we expect Elche to put up a fight and limit the expected defeat.

Barcelona won seven of their previous nine encounters with opponents from the bottom six of the La Liga. They scored 18 and conceded two goals and collected 22 points. Elche claimed two wins, seven draws as well as 17 defeats in the La Liga this season. Barcelona are looking at 22 wins, two draws and two defeats in the La Liga.

Elche vs Barcelona Stats

  • Elche have conceded in 20 of the last 22 home matches
  • Elche have not won 13 of the last 15 home matches
  • Elche have conceded in 13 of the last 15 matches
  • Elche have not won 10 of the last 12 matches
  • In 4 of the last 5 home matches Elche played, both teams scored
  • Barcelona have scored in 27 of the last 29 matches
  • Barcelona have not lost 21 of the last 23 matches
  • Barcelona have won 13 of the last 15 away matches
  • Barcelona have won the last 3 matches in a row without conceding a goal
  • In 12 of the last 13 Barcelona matches the sum of goals was under 3.5

Elche vs Barcelona Squads

Elche Squad

Axel Werner (0/0), Edgar Badia (0/26), Jesus Lopez (0/0), Carlos Clerc (0/21), Diego Gonzalez (0/15), Enzo Roco (0/19), Gonzalo Verdu (1/12), Helibelton Palacios (0/20), Jose Angel Carmona (3/18), Lautaro Blanco (0/8), Lisandro Magallan (0/7), Nicolas Fernandez (0/11), Pedro Bigas (0/20), Pol Lirola (1/9), Alejandro Alfaro (0/0), Alex Collado (1/9), Gerard Gumbau (0/24), John Nwankwo (0/3), Josan (1/16), Omar Mascarell (0/23), Pape Cheikh (0/1), Randy Nteka (0/16), Raul Guti (0/19), Rodrigo Mendoza (0/0), Tete Morente (1/20), Tobias Christensen (0/0), Ezequiel Ponce (3/25), Fidel (1/16), Lucas Boye (3/24), Pere Milla (6/19).

Barcelona Squad

Listed below is the full squad of Barcelona players that the manager Xavi Hernandez will choose from for the upcoming game:

Arnau Tenas (0/0), Inaki Pena (0/0), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (0/26), Alex Balde (0/23), Andreas Christensen (0/16), Eric Garcia (1/14), Jordi Alba (1/16), Jules Kounde (0/18), Marcos Alonso (1/15), Ronald Araujo (0/14), Sergi Roberto (4/17), Ferran Torres (2/23), Franck Kessie (1/18), Frenkie de Jong (2/24), Gavi (1/25), Marc Casado (0/0), Pablo Torre (0/2), Pedri (6/21), Sergio Busquets (0/22), Angel Alarcon (0/4), Ansu Fati (3/24), Ousmane Dembele (5/18), Raphinha (6/25), Robert Lewandowski (15/22).

Elche vs Barcelona Team News

Elche could be looking at three players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Barcelona.

Alex Collado, Josan and John Nwankwo are all absent from the Elche squad that faces Barcelona at Estadio Martinez Valero.

Elche vs Barcelona Lineups

Elche vs Barcelona H2H

A 3-0 win was the follow-up to a 2-1 victory, when Barcelona last faced Elche, no doubt raising the spirits ahead of their next trip. Barcelona often enjoy happy days when facing Elche, claiming ten wins in the last ten meetings. Barcelona hammered their next opponents by 3-0 in the most recent meeting. The bookies best betting odds on an away win are at 1/3.

Elche vs Barcelona Results

In two of the previous nine matches between Elche and Barcelona both teams scored.

Elche vs Barcelona Betting Tips

Lucas Boye scored twice in the six most recent games for Elche, with Sergi Roberto providing two goals for Barcelona in his last six.

Estadio Martinez Valero witnessed Elche winning two of their 10 latest matches across all tournaments here. They drew two and lost six in this run. Barcelona won eight of their previous 10 games away, drew zero and lost two. Goals should be on the menu at Estadio Martinez Valero, with both teams scoring in six of the last 10 matches at home for Elche. The same outcome paid dividends in four of the last 10 away games for Barcelona.

The last nine encounters between Elche and Barcelona saw over 2.5 goals scored seven times, with Elche averaging 0.33 goals a game. Barcelona scored 2.87 goals on average in these, as both teams scored two times in this run. Over 2.5 goals came out four times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Elche, who scored an average of 0.9 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Barcelona, who managed to score 1.4 times in those matches.