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The La Liga tie at Estadio Martinez Valero this coming Saturday sees home team Elche up against Villarreal.

A look at the La Liga standings shows that 25 points and 15 places currently separate the two teams.

Elche took a massive beating in their last encounter, and look to make amends on Saturday. Villarreal should face a seriously motivated home side.

Villarreal are favoured by the bookmakers, and while we are certain, Elche is going to put up a fight, we believe the visitors will prevail in the end.

Supporters will be hoping to see a similarly thrilling encounter, as it turned out to be the last time Elche played against Villarreal. It finished 4-0 in a great match between the pair.

Elche vs Villarreal Prediction

Elche Form

In the previous three games, Elche drew 1-1 with Cadiz, lost 1-1 against Osasuna and 3-0 against Sevilla. Elche did not win any of their last six La Liga matches at the Estadio Martinez Valero. They came through these matches with a record of two draws and four defeats, in which they conceded nine and scored three goals.

Villarreal Form

In their previous three outings, Villarreal lost 2-3 against Real Madrid, beat Girona 1-0 and lost 0-1 against Rayo Vallecano. In their last six La Liga away matches, Villarreal failed to win more than once. In stead, they've drawn two and lost three, scoring two while also conceding six times.

Villarreal recorded three wins from their last six games against teams placed in the bottom six and collected 12 points. They scored nine goals while conceding one. Elche so far pulled off a record of zero wins, six draws and 13 defeats in the La Liga this season. Villarreal show off nine wins, four draws and six defeats in the La Liga.

Elche vs Villarreal Stats

  • In 13 of the last 14 Elche matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Elche have conceded in 16 of the last 18 home matches
  • In 11 of the last 13 Elche home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Elche have not won 10 of the last 11 home matches
  • Elche have not won 8 of the last 9 matches
  • Villarreal have scored in the last 13 matches in a row
  • In 9 of the last 11 matches Villarreal played, both teams scored
  • In 6 of the last 7 away matches Villarreal played, both teams scored
  • Villarreal have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
  • Villarreal have won 8 of the last 10 matches

Elche vs Villarreal Team News

Elche might be looking at three missing players for their upcoming assignment against Villarreal.

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

Villarreal seem to have only one player on the injured and absent list, when they travel to Estadio Martinez Valero to face Elche.

Giovani Lo Celso won't be travelling with Villarreal this time, as he nurses an injury.

Elche vs Villarreal H2H

Elche lost to 4-0 Villarreal in their last encounter. This served as payback for the 1-0 win, which Elche dished out the match before that. Villarreal beat Elche 4-0 in their latest meeting, and the bookies have an away win in this match at best price odds of 7/10.

Elche vs Villarreal Results

Both teams found the back of the net four times in the past nine matches between home side Elche and Villarreal. Best priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 4/5.

Elche vs Villarreal Betting Tips

Elche claimed a measly one home win in 10 most recent games at Estadio Martinez Valero. However, they did draw two whilst losing seven. Villarreal won seven of their last 10 away games, with one draws and two defeats as well. Elche have found it tough to keep visitors at bay at Estadio Martinez Valero, conceding at least once in nine of their last 10 matches here. Villarreal managed three clean sheets in their 10 most recent away games.

Over 2.5 goals came out four times in the last nine encounters between these two teams. Elche managed an average of 0.77 goals, with Villarreal averaging 1.65 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet four times in this run of matches. Elche saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of Villarreal's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.9 goals in these matches.