Elche vs Atletico: prediction for the La Liga fixture
Elche managed to satisfy their fans in the current season - team avoided the relegation battle and also put up a decent performance in the Spanish Cup, where they reached the round of 16. At this stage, Francisco's men were stopped by Real Madrid.
After 35 rounds of La Liga team has 10 victories and nine draws, delivering 39 points and a 14th spot in the standings. After a victory over Betis (1:0) the Green-striped ones drew to Osasuna (1:1) and were beaten by Cadiz (0:3).
Boye and Ponce are unavailable for selection this time.
11-time Spanish champion failed to retain the title this year, but claimed the Champions League spot for the next year. As for the current edition of that tournament, Atletico reached the playoffs, where they managed to beat Manchester United, but after that they suffered a defeat to another Manchester club - City.
After 35 rounds of La Liga team has 19 victories and seven draws, delivering 64 points and a 4th spot in the standings. After a defeat to Athletic (0:2) visitors beat Real Madrid.
Joao Felix and Lemar will have to miss this match.
This bet played in 2 of 4 latest matches of Elche
In 3 of 5 latest head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
Visitors won four latest head-to-head matches
Elche players are surely exhausted by now, so we think that the Green-striped ones won't be able to withstand against a motivated opponent, who has an overwhelming advantage on class.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Atletico
Diego Simeone's men should be able to create a number of goal opportunities, some of which might be converted into goals.
Our second bet is on total over 2,5 goals