That run of goals suggests Elche could land another consolation blow this weekend but having conceded in 100% of their away games this term, they seem certain to finish the contest without a shutout themselves. Real Valladolid come into this on the back of a 2-0 defeat away to Osasuna in their most recent outing, last weekend. The home team have been very solid this season as they sit firmly in mid-table, following promotion last season. They now face an Elche side that remain winless after 12 matches, beginning this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting at the bottom of the table.
Via InsideSpanishFootball. com's TomConn:I am confident that we will score, but we all know that a draw would be an excellent result. If we are mathematically safe this week, it’d be great. I think, overall, Elche deserves it, everyone says we deserve to survive and we hope we achieve that. [... ]The quality of their players surprises you but we know their style by now. They will grow their game when given the ball, with a lot of players between the lines and attack with the ball. We aren’t likely to win the possession battle but we will fight back and we will focus on the set pieces which will be an important factor because that’s their weak point. The most difficult thing is to control the genius of their game.
I prefer not to take any risks with him, or with Pepe, Varane, Carvajal or di María, who aren't playing tomorrow either. It was a joint decision. I spoke with the doctor and we made it together. "Barcelona hold the advantage over Atletico in goal differential, so if both teams win their Week 37 matches, the showdown in the final week of competition will decide who becomes La Liga champions.
Elche don't pose much of a scoring threat, particularly without Boakye, so even if Carles Puyol and Marc Bartra aren't good to go, Barcelona shouldn't take any chances with Pique. Breaking down the hosts' solid organisation on the back-end will be a far bigger challenge for the Blaugrana, but as we saw in the teams' first matchup of the season, Elche struggle against incisive passing, something Barcelona does better than arguably any other team in the world.
In truth, this match should be a good preparation for next week's match against Atletico, who are a bigger and better version of Elche on the defensive side and will challenge Barcelona in every other facet of play. Elche will give Barcelona a chance to rest some key defenders, while the rest of the team take care of business against the Franjiverdes. There's no such thing as formalities in football, as we saw last week, but of all three title contenders, Barcelona now have the clearest path to the title. It will most likely take two wins, and the Blaugrana are yet to beat Atletico this season, but there would be no better time to start than next week.
Real Valladolid vs Elche Prediction and Betting Tips | November 5th, 2022Real Valladolid will host bottom dwellers Elche at the Jose Zorrilla in La Liga on Saturday (November 5), looking to bounce back from their latest defeat. After a run of back-to-back wins, the Blanquivioletas were beaten 2-0 by Osasuna last weekend, which was their sixth defeat in 12 games this season. That kept them in 11th place in the standings with 14 points. Valladolid will look to push into the top ten with a win this weekend against their winless visitors.
Meanwhile, it's been a miserable campaign for Los Franjiverdes, who are rock bottom in the league table with just four points. Manager Francisco was sacked last month, but that has done little to revive Elche's fortunes, as their struggles have continued under new boss Jorge Almiron. The Argentine has overseen four games in charge, drawing 2-2 against Valencia and Espanyol. Real Valladolid vs Elche Head-To-Head and Key Numbers In their last 24 meetings, Valladolid have won nine times, while Elche have triumphed on six occasions. Their last two meetings in the 2020-21 La Liga season saw both games ending in draws — a 2-2 draw in Valladolid followed by a 1-1 stalemate at Elche. After winning three of their first five games against Elche, Valladolid have won only one of their last 11 against them in the top flight.
Real Valladolid vs Elche: Preview & Picks 11/05/2022Game Preview Real Valladolid welcome Elche to the Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla in Spain’s La Liga on Saturday, November 5th. Valladolid are favorites to beat bottom club Elche this weekend. Real Valladolid are back on home turf following a recent setback at Osasuna and a return to winning ways at the Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla should be on the cards on Saturday. Valladolid have won each of their last two La Liga assignments at home, the most recent of which was a fine 1-0 triumph over highflying Real Sociedad and a hattrick of home victories should be completed against Elche. The visitors have lost four and drawn two of their six away matches since the summer and more misery on the road awaits here. Despite a dire set of results on their travels, Elche have shown spirit this term and they managed to impact the scoresheet in each of their last three away tests even though they failed to record a victory.
Barcelona don't have to worry about cup finals or resting starters, and following a bad run of results and a handful of controversies, including a now-suspended transfer ban, per The Daily Mail's Pete Jenson, things are looking up for the club again. According to L'Equipe, superstar Lionel Messi confirms he is very close to signing a new deal with the Blaugrana, via Transfer News Live:Via WhoScored, Elche's 29 total goals in league play are tied for worst in La Liga, good news for a Barcelona squad that has been rocked by injuries on the back-end this season. Victor Valdes and Gerard Pique will certainly miss this match, and the latter shouldn't be rushed back ahead of the vital showdown against Atletico.
As we learned in Week 36, however, every single match needs to play, including this tie against Elche. Via WhoScored. com, the hosts will be missing several players on Sunday, as Alvaro and Edu Albacar will certainly be left out of the starting XI with injuries and Tono and Alberto Botia are suspended. David Ramos/Getty ImagesManu Del Moral and Juventus-loanee Richmond Boakye are doubtful, but the latter is expected to return to health in time for kick-off. In his pre-match presser, Elche manager and former Atletico assistant Fran Escriba displayed a lot of confidence in his team, even stating he felt like his team could win, but a draw would be an excellent result as well.
Valladolid are unbeaten in their last ten home games across ompetitions against Elche since a 2-1 defeat in the second division in June 2005Valladolid have won their last two home games in La Liga — 4-1 against Celta Vigo and 1-0 against Real Sociedad. They last won at least three in a row at home (4) in December 2008. Elche have failed to win their last eight away games in the top flight, conceding at least twice in their last six — a first for them since October 2014. Real Valladolid vs Elche Prediction Elche have been the worst team in La Liga this season, scoring the fewest goals (8) and conceding the most (27) and have also failed to win.
Barcelona's title bid should have been dead in the water following their 2-2 draw against bottom feeders Getafe, but thanks to a loss from Atletico and Real Madrid's 1-1 draw Real Valladolid, the Blaugrana suddenly find themselves in excellent an position heading into the final week of La Liga play. Real and Atletico will have an eye on the upcoming UEFA Champions League final and could choose to rest several starters in league play. Carlo Ancelotti already confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in Real's match against Celta Vigo, via Marca:"He isn't playing tomorrow because he isn't 100% fit.
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Elche vs. Barcelona: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and PreviewManu Fernandez/Associated PressFollowing Atletico Madrid's 2-0 loss to Levante, Barcelona are suddenly very much alive in the race for the Spanish La Liga title. A trip to Elche on Sunday is the last obstacle between the Blaugrana and a winner-take-all showdown against league-leaders Atletico. The hosts sit three points above the relegation zone and could secure La Liga safety with a draw, but plagued by injuries and suspensions and facing a Barcelona squad with their sights set on the title, Sunday's match could be a long 90 minutes for the Franjiverdes. Date: Sunday, May 11Time: 6 p. m. BST/1 p. ETVenue: Estadio Manuel Martinez ValeroTV info and live stream: The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports 1 and beIN Sports USA, with mobile coverage available via the Sky Go app and beIN Sports Play.
Valladolid vs Elche Live Stream & Prediction, H2H - Sporticos TV info and live stream: The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports 1 and beIN Sports to a loss from Atletico and Real Madrid's 1-1 draw Real