The La Liga game at Estadio Mestalla this coming Saturday sees visitors Elche facing home side Valencia. Valencia no doubt look forward to their next match, as they ran out 2-1 and 1-0 winners when last playing Elche.
Ranked as number seven in the La Liga standings, Valencia, have so far collected 13 points this season, while Elche collected two points. This puts them up as number 20 after eight rounds.
Performances have been rather abysmal for Elche, who will be eyeing a chance of redemption when going up against Valencia.
Valencia scored 17 times, conceded nine and held on for three clean sheets in their last ten games.
Elche travel to their next La Liga match, averaging a lowly 0.7 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a disappointing total of seven goals, while also conceding 21 goals. That amounts to an average of 2.1 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring zero times.
Valencia vs Elche Prediction
Valencia look good before their upcoming match, in which they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last three matches, they first beat Celta Vigo by 3-0, before drawing 2-2 with Espanyol. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Osasuna 1-2. In their last six La Liga home matches, Valencia have four wins, no draws and two defeats. They scored 11 and conceded five goals.
An optimal season could perhaps see Valencia qualifying for Europe, but so far they look well underway to a nice mid-table finish.
A single point prevents Elche from having nothing to show for their previous three games. They came up short, losing by 3-0 and 2-1 against Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano, respectively. Their latest match brought some consolation, as they were able to hang on for a 1-1 draw against Mallorca. Elche didn't manage a single away win in their last six La Liga matches, but managed zero draws, while suffering six defeats. They conceded 16 and scored one goals themselves.
Valencia are the bookies favourite to claim the win, when Elche arrive at Estadio Mestalla, and we believe the home side will prevail.
Valencia is the most scoring home side in the La Liga with nine goals scored to two against. Meanwhile, Elche scored the least goals of all in the La Liga, hitting the target just one times on their travels. They conceded 12 along the way.
Valencia took ten points from their last four encounters with teams from the bottom half of the La Liga table. This amounts to three wins after scoring 11 times and conceding three. Elche claimed zero wins and zero points from their last six encounters with teams in the top half of the La Liga, while scoring two goals to 17 against.
Valencia vs Elche Stats
- Valencia have won 5 of the last 6 home matches
- Valencia have conceded in 10 of the last 12 matches
- In 4 of the last 5 matches Valencia played, both teams scored
- Valencia have scored in the last 5 matches in a row
- Valencia have not lost 5 of the last 6 home matches
- Elche have conceded in 17 of the last 19 matches
- Elche have lost 8 of the last 9 away matches
- Elche have lost 8 of the last 10 matches
- Elche have not won 9 of the last 10 matches
- Elche have not won 8 of the last 9 away matches
Valencia vs Elche Team News
Valencia could have as few as two players on the injured and absent list for their next assignment this coming Saturday.
Samuel Castillejo and Jaume are all absent from the Valencia squad that faces Elche at Estadio Mestalla.
Elche just have a single unavailable player for squad selection, when facing Valencia at the Estadio Mestalla.
Fidel is too injured to face Elche.
Valencia vs Elche H2H
Valencia beat Elche in their last two meetings, as they followed up a 2-1 win with a 1-0 victory. Elche look back on two wins in their previous matches against their next opponent in the shape of Valencia. The home side has a 75% win rate in these encounter for a total record of 6-0-2. No doubt worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Valencia vs Elche Results
In the last eight matches between Valencia and Elche over 2.5 goals came out two times. Odds on at least three goals are at 1.90 with bookies.
Valencia vs Elche Betting Tips
Mouctar Diakhaby managed to hit the target twice recently for Valencia, while Ezequiel Ponce, added two strikes in La Liga for Elche in his last six outings.
Estadio Mestalla witnessed Valencia winning five times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing two and losing three as well. Elche claimed two wins, zero draw and eight defeats in their last 10 games away. Both teams scored in four of the last 10 La Liga matches for Valencia at Estadio Mestalla. Both teams also found their way to the target in two of the previous 10 away games for Elche.
The last eight encounters between Valencia and Elche saw over 2.5 goals scored six times, with Valencia averaging 1.9 goals a game. Elche scored 0.89 goals on average in these, as both teams scored five times in this run. Valencia performed an average of 1.6 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. Over 2.5 goals came up in six of the last ten matches Elche played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 0.7 goals in these matches.