Elche – Real Madrid Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 29.12.2020

⚽ Elche – Real Madrid Predictions

Elche – Real Madrid Tips and Odds. December 30, 21:30 SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 16.

Elche – Real Madrid Preview

  • After a strong start to the La Liga (LL) season that saw Elche win three of their opening five matches, the newcomers have subsequently followed that up with an eight-game winless streak (D5, L3) that now has them flirting with the relegation zone. They are widely expected to continue that winless run here, and considering three of Elche’s four LL defeats this season saw them trail at HT, the direction this game goes could be decided early.
  • Despite a four-game winless run at home (D3, L1), Elche have been difficult to break down here and just two of their seven LL home games saw them concede over 1.5 goals (W1, D4, L2). They’ve also held Real Madrid to a goalless first half in their last two home H2Hs (L2).
  • Madrid have found their rhythm with five straight LL wins, and are beginning to look like their usual unstoppable self. The last four victories saw Madrid win despite a -1 handicap as they netted an average of 2.5 goals per fixture across those four matches, a notable improvement on the 1.55 average they scored in the 11 top-flight fixtures prior.
  • Just one defeat on the road this LL campaign (W5, D2, L1) justifies Madrid’s comfortable status as favourites here, although a 60% win-rate as a LL away favourite this season shows a victory isn’t guaranteed. However, the fact that Madrid have scored the opener in seven straight LL road trips shows the sort of form they bring into this clash.
  • Players to watch: Fidel scored last time out, and has been Elche’s first goalscorer with his previous two LL strikes. For Madrid, Karim Benzema has scored four goals across their last three LL games, and netted the opener in the last H2H.
  • Hot stat: Of the LL away goals Madrid have scored this season, 64.29% have arrived either before the 15th minute or after the 75th.
Head-to-head matches: ELCHE – REAL MADRID
22.02.15 LL Elche Real Madrid 0 : 2
23.09.14 LL Real Madrid Elche 5 : 1
22.02.14 LL Real Madrid Elche 3 : 0
25.09.13 LL Elche Real Madrid 1 : 2

SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 16
Elche – Real Madrid
Kick-off: December 30, 21:30
Prediction: Away Win
Odds: 1.30@Bwin