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Elche vs Athletico Madrid 12/06/2014 La Liga Preview, Odds and Prediction

Athletico Madrid vs Elche

Saturday 6th December 2014 15:00(GMT)

The Line: Elche 6/1 Draw 3/1 Athletico Madrid 1/2 See the Latest Odds

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Elche host Athletico Madrid in the first game of La Liga action on Saturday. Atheltico Madrid are looking to leap frog Barcelona, temporarily at least. Athletco are not going to just hand back the title they deservedy won last season so expect big performances by Athletico over the next few weeks Diego Simeone has his side playing well and four wins in five is proof of that. With Athletico losing top scrorer Diego Costa to Chelsea in the transfer windowjust passed Simeone had to rebuld his team and he has dont just that with Manzuich and Greizmann now the key men up top. With Thiago, koke and Turan still dominating the midfield Athletico are still going to be a tough ask to beat, home or away.

Elche find themselves in the relegation zone and must start winning games if they are to survive in the league. The problem for Elche has been scoring goals and they are heavily reliant on jonathas without whom Elche would truly be in even more trouble than they currently are. Elche need to start winning games and if they are to avoid relegation must start picking up points at home.

Elche vs Athletico Madrid 12/06/2014 La Liga Preview, Odds and Prediction

Tough game for Elche here, Athletico Madrid are just too good on paper and in reality. At 1/2 there isnt a whole lot of value in taking the visitors here though. Not sold on the handicap either as I think the price is short. To be honest not a game I love here but I am going to take Athletico -1 for 1 unit to keep some interest in this one. Athletico have a habit of winning this type of game 1-0 so  hence my reluctance to go bigger.

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