LaLiga – Elche – R Madrid on Match-day 10

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RMA to take their top place form to Elche, in Wednesday’s 10:00pm GMT fixture at Estadio Martínez Valero.

Leaders RMA are currently 19 places higher than their rivals Elche, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and twentieth positions respectively.

Elche require a positive result, as R Madrid go to Estadio Martínez Valero

Elche dropped points against Valencia, only managing a 2-2 draw, having previously drawn 1-1 to Mallorca, so the team will want to win this game to move their season forward.

Also, the relegation zone is not where Elche want to be at the end of the season, but that is where they are heading, unless they can get out of their losing habit. ilicitano have lost five of their last seven meetings in the LaLiga. With three points, they currently sit twentieth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws having drawn three fixtures and lost six games.

Playing at home, Elche have drawn two matches and lost two games.

A win in this fixture would take Elche’s points to 6 in the League.

Elche are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Jorge Almiron is concerned that Wednesday’s fixture could see him without two of his key players.

Winning the LaLiga and securing a Champion’s League qualification is R Madrid’s focus

RMA will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Barcelona 3-1 in their last fixture.

Also, League leaders RMA keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last nine matches is astonishing this season, which places them firmly among the Champion’s League contenders. With 25 points (8W – 0L and 1D), they currently sit top of the League having won eight matches and drawn one game.

RMA have won five meetings of their five League matches on the road this season.

R Madrid will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 28 points and keep their momentum going forward.

Good atacking and defensive team

Defence begins with attack and RMA have defended well as a team, borne out by conceding eight goals in their previous matches. Every player has contributed to them delivering a solid defensive display this LaLiga season. They have a good scoring average of 22 goals (20 from open play and two penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Vinicius Junior (5), Karim Benzema (4), and Federico Valverde (4).

RMA’s squad will likely be depleted of three of their key players when they start on Wednesday, due to injury or illness.

Elche v R Madrid – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels seven wins and two draws for Elche. In addition, RMA have won all seven of the last eight games played against Elche. Their most recent encounter in this competition was January 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

Players to watch

For Elche, Pere Milla, one of their best scorers, has nettedtwo goals in nine League games this season, while Vinicius Junior is one of the top performing players after having scoredfive goals in nine League games this LaLiga Season for RMA.

Other players of note for Elche are Pere Milla and Ezequiel Ponce with two goals both and for RMA are Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema with five goals each.