Athletic Club will travel to Manuel Martínez Valero Stadium this Sunday to face Elche on their home turf. While Athletic Club will be looking to shake off the last defeat, Elche would be seeking to end their depressing campaign and start afresh. The stakes are high for both teams – Athletic will be looking to improve their tally and move closer to the top four. Meanwhile, Elche is in red and would undoubtedly wish to improve its position.
Elche Vs Athletic Club Betting Tips
Given the deplorable form that Elche is in, it isn’t difficult to predict the winner in this game. Given the stats, we are more inclined towards Athletic Club to come out as a winner. Besides, Athletic Club is in good form, and we think Elche might struggle to find the net against Athletic Bilbao.
The visiting team will likely score a goal and win the game. Therefore, our experts predict a one-sided contest with a 0-2 win for Athletic Club when the final whistle blows.
Elche vs Athletic Club
Date and Time: 11 Sep 2022, 14:15 UTC
Venue: Estadio Martínez Valero, Elche, Spain
Elche vs Athletic Club Betting Odds
Elche vs Athletic Club Full-Time Score
Elche vs Athletic Club Both Teams To Score
Elche vs Athletic Club Total Goals 2.5 (Over/Under)
Elche suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat in their last game where they faced Villareal. They were widely outmatched in the attack and managed only a few shots at the net, which did not convert.
In return, Villareal hit hard, destroying Elche’s defense, and found the net four times till the final whistle. Elche has only one point and is first in the relegation zone.
Their current form in this season of LaLiga is pathetic. In their last three games, they were on the losing end. Due to their pitiful performance, Elche currently sits 18th in the league’s tally. So far, they have conceded goals with an average of 2.25 per match while scoring a mere 0.25 goals per match.
On the other hand, Athletic Club appears balanced in the current season. Although their form faltered in their last game resulting in a 0-1 defeat against defeat, they are in a much better position than Elche.
Their final game caused Athletic to suffer some damage in the league’s tally, and they slipped to the sixth position with seven points to their name.
In the current season, Athletic Club can be considered to be in good form. In their last four games, they claimed two victories, lost one, and ended one game with a draw. They currently boast a 50% winning probability and are 6th out of the 20 teams in LaLiga.
Elche vs Athletic Club Team News
- Elche CF
The Elche CF boss Francisco Rodriguez doesn’t have any injury concerns. All his players are in good health and ready for the upcoming clash. Therefore, Francisco would be at full luxury to choose the best team combination to pitch against the visitors.
A 4-4-2 formation is most expected from the Elche side if Francisco Rodriguez decides to go with the 4-4-2 combination.
Possible Lineup for Elche CF: Edgar Badia, Enzo Roco, Pol Lirola, Pedro Bigas, Alex Collado, Carlos Clerc, Omar Mascarell, Gerard Gumbau, Ezequiel Ponce, Fidel Chaves, and Lucas Boye.
- Athletic Club
At the other end is Athletic Bilbao, which is currently dealing with multiple injuries despite being in good form. Consequently, Ernesto Valverde has to prepare a winning combination from limited availability.
Ander Herrera is out of the team following a tear in the abductor’s muscle and will not be available for the game. The same is the case with Yuri Berchiche. The left-back won’t be able to join the squad as he is suffering from heel pain and is not currently in his best form. Moreover, Yeray Álvarez and Mikel Balenziaga will miss out the game too.
Our experts reckon that Los Leones will most likely go with a 4-2-3-1 formation. If Ernesto Valverde decided to proceed with the combination, the Athletic Club line might include;
Possible Lineup for Athletic Club: Unai Simon, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Oscar de Marcos, Inigo Lekue, Mikel Vesga, Nico Williams, Oihan Sancet, Iker Muniain and Inaki Williams, Berenguer.
Elche vs Athletic Club Head-to-Head Stats
Elche vs. Athletic Club head-to-head stats reveal that a draw is the most likely possibility whenever the two teams clash. Out of the nine meetings the two teams have, Elche won in two games, while Athletic Club secured a win in three matches. In four fixtures, the game ended in a draw.
Per the stats, Elche has a 22% chance of winning the encounter, while Athletic boasts a 33% win probability.
In their last confrontation in April this year, Athletic Club prevailed, winning the game 2-1. However, Elche is in pathetic form, losing four of their last five games. On the other hand, Athletic has secured three wins so far in LaLiga and will surely want to continue their good form in the upcoming game.
Key Stats for Elche vs. Athletic Club Match
- On average, there are around 2.5 goals in Elche’s games and 1.5 goals in Athletic Bilbao matches.
- On average, Elche directs nine shots towards the nets per game, while Athletic shoots eighteen times towards the nets per game. While facing each other, Elche shoots 8.5 on average, while Athletic 14 times.
- Pass accuracy of Elche lies around 81.3%, while Athletic Clubs boast a pass accuracy of 88.1. Likewise, Elche has a 43.1% possession rate, while Athletic Club has a 57.6% possession possibility.
Last Five Games For Elche
⚽ Elche CF 0 – 4 Villarreal
The last game for Elche was a disaster, where they lost to Villarreal conceding four goals. The final score tally was 0 – 4.
⚽ Elche CF 0 – 1 Real Sociedad
Elche CF was looking more balanced and put in a decent effort. However, Real Sociedad proved better and won the game 0-1.
⚽ Elche CF 1 – 1 UD Almería
This match is the only consolation for Elche in LaLiga this season. They at least didn’t lose the game and were able to end it with a draw.
⚽ Elche CF 0 – 3 Real Betis Balompié
The opening game of LaLiga this season will haunt Elche CF for long as they were destroyed 0-3 by Real Betis.
⚽ Elche CF 3 – 0 CF La Nucía
Elche played brilliantly in this club-friendly game and defeated their rival, CF La Nucia, 3-0.
Last Five Games For Athletic Club
⚽ Athletic Club 0 – 1 Espanyol
Despite being in good form, Athletic somehow let this game slip away. Espanyol not only managed a goal but also aggressively defended their side of the net. Consequently, Athletic lost the game 0-1 to Espanyol.
⚽ Athletic Club 4 – 0 Cádiz CF
Cádiz has to face the wrath of the Athletic Club, who appeared to be in a destructive form this season. At the end of the game, Cadiz was down by 0-4.
⚽ Athletic Club 1 – 0 Valencia
In this game, both teams were evenly matched. However, continuing their good form, Athletic Club overcame Valencia and beat them 1-0.
⚽ Athletic Club 0 – 0 RCD Mallorca
Both teams tried hard but couldn’t find the nets. The game ended in a goalless draw.
⚽ Athletic Club 1 – 1 Deportivo Alavés
In this Club friendly game, Athletic Club faced Deportivo Alaves. Both teams managed a goal, and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
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