LaLiga – Valencia to face Elche on Match-day 9

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This Saturday sees Valencia go head to head with Elche at the Mestalla – Kick-off 4:15pm GMT.

Valencia, currently sitting seventh, host twentieth placed Elche on Saturday.

It’s 13 points so far for Valencia this season, going into this meeting

This match gives Gennaro Gattuso’s Valencia 90 minutes to get their season back on track. Their last outing resulted in a 1-2 loss to Osasuna, with a 2-2 draw against Espanyol before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, Valencia keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five games is astonishing this season. With 13 points, they currently sit seventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 4 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws having won four meetings, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.

Valencia have won three fixtures and lost one game of their four League matches at home this season.

Victory for Valencia would take their points tally to 16 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Valencia will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (14). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Samu Castillejo (2), Mouctar Diakhaby (2), and Nicolas Gonzalez (2). Valencia have conceded eight goals.

Gennaro Gattuso could be missing up to two of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.

Jorge Almiron’s Elche, away to Valencia on Saturday, hoping to improve relegation prospects

Elche will be hoping for a win, following a disappointing 1-1 home draw against Mallorca in their last game.

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 six matches in the LaLiga. With a twentieth position in the league and 0 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, they currently have two points in the League having drawn two games and lost six meetings.

Elche have lost four meetings of their four League matches away from home this season.

Winning this fixture will see Elche on 5 points.

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

Valencia v Elche – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Valencia and Elche have faced each other times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Valencia’s favour (6 – 2). Further, Elche have tasted defeat against Valencia in six out of the last eight games with them. Their most recent encounter in this competition ilicitano secured a 0-1 away win.

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