Elche – Villarreal : Preview & Prediction
Elche and Villarreal face at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, in a match for the 22 th round of the Liga. The two teams tied (0‑0), on 06‑12‑2020, the last time they met in this edition of the league. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 19th place, with 17 points won, after 3 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Barcelona by (0‑2). In the last match, they lost away to Valencia by (1‑0). This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have registered 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 17 conceded, against 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 defeats at home, with 14 goals scored and 16 conceded. For the league, Elche won 8 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 5 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches.
In this competition, they haven’t won in 14 matches. In their home league matches, the most frequent scorer at halftime was 0‑1 (4 out of 10 matches). The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, for which reason it hasn’t been very strong defensively. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the score.
Elche’s team starts this game with a setback, by 1-0, in the trip to the Valencia field, registering in this way the second consecutive defeat in this La Liga. Now in this round against Villarreal, coach Jorge Almirón should play in 3-4-3, with Josan, Emiliano Rigoni and Lucas Boyé being the team’s most offensive references: the last player mentioned is one of Elche’s best scorers with 3 goals scored. For this match the home coach cannot count on Gonzalo Verdú, Tete Morente and Antonio Barragán, all suspended.
After 8 wins, 11 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is in 5th position, having won 34 points. In the last match, they have tied at home against Real Sociedad by (1‑1), after in the previous match they have tied (0‑0) an away match against Huesca. This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches, Villarreal has recorded 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, having won 14 points out of 30 possible. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 21 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 10 matches played as a visitor to this competition: they scored 6 of their 12 goals between minutes (0’‑ 15 ‘).
The Villarreal team comes to this game with a defeat, in overtime, on the trip to the Levante field, in a game counting for the King’s Cup. In the last La Liga match, the visitors drew 1-1 against Real Sociedad. Usually the coach Jorge Almirón makes a very offensive tactical system, aligned in 4-3-3, with Gerard Moreno being the most offensive man of the team: the Spaniard is the best scorer with 10 goals scored. For this match the visiting coach cannot count on Alberto Moreno, Vicente Iborra, Samuel Chukwueze, Ruben Pena and Mario Gaspar, all with physical problems.
Elche – Villarreal : Betting Tips
Villarreal – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70