The Primera Division match between Barcelona and Elche is sure to be exciting for football fans. This event will take place on 17/09/2022 at 14:15 UTC.
Barcelona Vs Elche Betting Tips
Barcelona is our pick to win the matchup between Barcelona and Elche. The correct result is predicted to be 3: 0.
The estimated winner probabilities are: 89.29% (Barcelona), 7.69% (Draw), 3.85% (Elche).
Barcelona is unplayable at the start of the season, still undefeated since the start of the season, it finally took a day of running in against Rayo Vallecano 0-0 for the machine to start, but it’s good because of this draw that Xavi’s men can only virtually sit on the leader’s throne because Real have won everything so far.
The Culers are aggressive at the start of the season and take charge of their opponents with a minimum of 3 goals per game: 1-4 at Sociedad, 4-0 against Valladolid, 0-3 in Seville, 5-1 in C1 against Plzen or even recently 0-4 on the lawn of Cadiz in a match which was finally truncated by concerns much more serious in the stands than football.
It is with all the confidence in the world that Barcelona traveled to Germany to challenge Bayern Munich on the sidelines of the 2nd day of the Champions League group stage. For Elche, it becomes very critical, not the slightest victory on the clock and only a draw on the clock when receiving promoted Almeria 1-1.
As a result, the Franjiverdes had to face a very complicated schedule with the trip to the lawn of Bétis 3-0, 2 defeats at home against the Basque teams: Bilbao 1-4 and Sociedad 0-1, and a big punishment on the lawn of Villarreal 4-0.
The big strong point of this team is not even that it loses against big players in the championship but that it offers nothing in the rapid transition phases or even in the game as a general rule and, worse still, no defensive resistance. Everything is going well in Catalonia since the group is sold out. Only Sergi Roberto was OUT during the trip to Cadiz, but the latter should be in the game for this meeting.
A trip to Cadiz, which saw Raphinha be omnipresent on the first two goals before giving way to Ansu Fati, who was a scorer, imitated by the tricolor Dembélé, author of a high-flying start to the season (2 pawns, two caviars in 5 days) and without forgetting the Polish goleador, Robert Lewandowski who planted for the 9th time in 5 games.
Rookies Bellerin and Alonso joined the squad last week via the C1 and the championship. At the reception of Bilbao, Elche was deprived of the potential holder, Gonzalo Verdu, who underwent public surgery and should miss a good part of the season (to be continued).
The international status has completely diverted the Argentinian Lucas Boyé (7 goals last year), who did not succeed at the start of the season, and his compatriot Ezequiel Ponce who saved the furniture against Bilbao (1- 4). Released halfway through the first act, Omar Mascarell remains very uncertain about this meeting. Alex Collado will find his former partners (loan).
Barcelona has been cooking on their turf of late, delivering six victories as part of a six-match unbeaten streak, so confidence should be high heading into this match. Elche, on the other hand, is winless in 11 away games at this elite level of LaLiga, suffering nine defeats.
Prediction: Barcelona 3 – 0 Elche
Barcelona vs Elche
Date and Time: 17 Sep 2022, 14:15 UTC
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
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The honeymoon period for new manager Xavi has ended, with Barcelona coming into this match on the back of three competitive games without a win. This run saw them eliminated from the Champions League.
They have only won one of their last five home games, but they will be confident against an Elche side that has never beaten Barcelona in eight attempts, losing the last six.
The Camp Nou outfit has never conceded against their opponents in this one, winning the last six in a row, and while they are not scoring many goals, they are also not conceding many. Elche has one of the worst away records in La Liga, with only one win in nine attempts this season and seven defeats.
They do keep games tight on average, conceding only 14 times, but the number of goals they have scored is half that amount, indicating why they are struggling to win on the road. I believe this will be another difficult match for them against one of their bogey teams. Barcelona will try to keep things tight, so I predict a 2-0 correct score and a win without conceding.
Barcelona vs Elche Team News
Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto is unavailable due to the slight muscular issue he suffered against Plzen, although Xavi has insisted that the problem is not serious.
The manager will look ahead to the match against Bayern Munich next week. Still, he is expected to recall those who were rested against Plzen, with Gavi, Raphinha, Ronald Araujo, Alejandro Balde, Eric Garcia, and Sergio Busquets all ready.
Xavi will be tempted to rest Lewandowski and Dembele ahead of the Bayern match, but the pair should start, while Jules Kounde could keep his spot at center-back, with Araujo possibly lining up on the right. Hector Bellerin and Marcos Alonso did not play against Plzen due to their recent arrivals, but they are in the squad for this game.
Barcelona possible starting lineup: Raphinha, Dembele, Busquets, Gavi,Ter Stegen; Araujo, Kounde, E Garcia, Balde; Pedri and Lewandowski.
Given last weekend’s defeat at Villarreal, Gerard Gumbau and Roger Marti are both pushing for recalls to the Elche XI.
Raul Guti and Lucas Boye appear to be the most likely to be dropped, but the defense could remain unchanged if Pol Lirola does not return from injury.
Elche’s potential starting lineup is as follows: Badia; Palacios, Roco, Bigas, Clerc; Morente, Gumbau, Mascarell, Collado; Ponce, Marti.
Barcelona vs Elche Head-to-Head Stats
Teams Barcelona Elche has played 11 games so far.
Barcelona won ten straight games. Elche has won 0 games. One match resulted in a tie. In direct matches, both teams scored 3.27 goals on average.
Barcelona, on the actual season average, scored 2.93 goals per match. Total goals (team and opponent) were over 1.5 goals in 5 (83.33%) home matches. Total goals (team and opponent) were over 2.5 goals in 5 (83.33%) home matches in season 2022.
In season 2022, Elche averaged 0.64 goals per match. Total goals (team and opponent) were over 1.5 goals in three (75.00%) away matches. Total goals (team and opponent) were over 2.5 goals in two (50.00%) away team matches.
Last Five Games For Barcelona
⚽ Bayern Munich 2 – 0 Barcelona
On the 14th of September 2022, in the match between Bayern Munich and Barcelona, Bayern Munich won by 2 points against Barcelona.
⚽ Cadiz 0 – 4 Barcelona
On the 10th of September 2022, in the match between Cadiz and Barcelona, Barcelona won by 4 points.
⚽ Barcelona 5 – 1 Viktoria Plzen
On the 8th of September 2022, in the match between Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen, Barcelona won by 4 points.
⚽ Sevilla 0 – 3 Barcelona
On the 4th of September 2022, in the match between Sevilla and Barcelona, Barcelona won by 3 points.
⚽ Barcelona 4 – 0 Real Valladolid
On the 28th of August 2022, in the match between Barcelona and Real Valladolid, Barcelona won by 4 points.
Last Five Games For Elche
⚽ Elche 1 – 4 Athletic Bilbao
On the 11th of September 2022, in the match between Elche and Athletic Bilbao, Elche lost by 3 points.
⚽ Villarreal 4 – 0 Elche
On the 4th of September 2022, in the match between Villarreal and Elche, Elche was defeated by Lens by 4 points.
⚽ Elche 0 – 1 Real Sociedad
On the 27th of August 2022, in the match between Elche and Real Sociedad, Real Sociedad won against Elche by 1 point.
⚽ Elche 1 – 1 Almeria
On the 22nd of August 2022, the match between Elche and Almeria ended in a draw.
⚽ Real Betis 3 – 0 Elche
On the 16th of August 2022, in the match between Real Betis and Elche, Real Betis won by 3 points.
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