Atletico Madrid 8-2-1, Elche CF 3-5-3
12/19/20 8 am
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Atletico Madrid is welcoming Elche CF to Wanda Metropolitano in round 14 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Atletico Madrid is still doing well, and after losing to Real Madrid a couple of weeks ago, Atletico has gotten back on track in Copa del Rey against a lower division team in the midweek. Atletico has 26 points, and they are still at the top of the LaLiga table. With only 4 conceded goals so far, Atletico is the best defensive team in LaLiga, but their offense is much better than it used to be in previous seasons. In their latest LaLiga game against Real Madrid, Atletico has had 44% of ball possession 1 shot on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. Atletico was solid in this game, but they couldn’t handle Real Madrid. Atletico has lost this game 2-0. Suarez and Felix have each scored 5 goals for Atletico so far, while Correa added 4 assists. Costa, Gimenez, and Herrera are all injured, and they will miss this game. Atletico has gotten Vrsaljko back, and that will increase their depth on multiple positions, but it will take a while for him to get back into competitive rhythm. I like Atletico this season, and I think they are the biggest favorite to win the title this season.
Elche is struggling in LaLiga this season, and they haven’t won any of their last 6 games, but they were able to win a game in Copa del Rey earlier this week. Elche has scored only 9 goals so far this season, but their defense has been solid with only 11 conceded goals. With 14 points, Elche is in 14th place in LaLiga, but only 2 points away from the relegation zone. In their last LaLiga game, Elche was hosting Granada, and they were the dominant team with 67% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 6 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. Despite the dominance, Elche has lost this match 0-1 at home. Carillo and Mfulu are both still questionable for this game. Boye, Fidel, Morente, and Josan have each scored 2 goals for Elche, while Fidel added 2 assists. If something can keep Elche outside the relegation zone, it’s their defense, but I’m not sure they can keep playing this well for the majority of the season., the schedule is getting harder for Elche, and it will be another hard season for them.
Atletico has won all 5 home games against Elche, and they haven’t conceded a single goal while doing it. Atletico hasn’t won any of their last 22 home games, and they are still unbeaten at home this season. The trends are on Atletico’s side in this matchup, and I think they will end up will all three points here.