Elche vs Barcelona 01/24/2015 La Liga Preview, Odds and Prediction
Barcelona vs Elche
Saturday 24th January 2015 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Elche 20/1 Draw 13/2 Barcelona 2/11 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports 5; Bein Sports
Elche play host to Barcelona for the second time in two weeks after Barcelona beat Elche 9-0 on Aggregate in the Copa Del Rey. That two legged cup tie involved a 4-0 win in Elche. With Messi coming back to top form, Rakitich starting to show his worth with brilliant passing and through ball and with Neymar producing end products this is an exciting time for Barca fans Unfortunately though Luis Suarez has been a dud since arriving from Liverpool in a big money summer signing. The Urugayan was one of the best players on the planet last season with Liverpool but the move to Barca just hasnt worked yet, it could be a case of it taking a while for him to get a feel for the game over there. Or it could be the case that Suarez just doesnt fit the BArcelona system very well.
Elche really could do without haveing to take on a Barcelona team desperate for wins to keep the pressure on Real Madird. elche though do have some talent up fron and Jonathas will score if he gets himself a decent opportunity. Sitting only a point above the relegation zone Elche need to start getting some results to move them away from that relegation battle. For me this game is going to be decided by how Barcelona start. If everything flows through Messi then this game could be oer by halftime as the little Argentine was superb the last two games out.
I am going to take a halftime goals market here. OVer 1.5 goals in the first half looks to be the value and that is where I am going.