La Liga 2020-21
Elche CF vs. CA Osasuna – Tue, 22nd December
Elche CF vs. CA Osasuna Match Prediction:
Elche CF will host CA Osasuna at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero Stadium as the two deportation-threatened teams go up against each other on Tuesday in La Liga 2020-21.
The newly-promoted Elche CF had begun their campaign back in the top flight with a boom, earning 10 points from their first five-match of the edition. But the game from Valencia has since fallen off the race, with no victories in their last seven matches. Today match prediction claims that the course has seen them slide to the 15th spot in the points table, only one point clear of the drop zone with the viewpoint of landing right back southward to the Segunda division heavily prowling.
In their recent games, Elche toured away to Atletico Madrid on Saturday in a 3-1 downfall to the league leaders. Striker Luis Suarez scored a strut for Atletico Madrid before Lucas Boye saved the visitors’ expectations alive by carting one back. Diego Costa’s penalty goal in the 80th minute eventually wrapped the victory for the Rojoblancos.
Meanwhile, CA Osasuna is in an even larger rut at the instant with four defeats on the trot as they languish rock-bottom in the points table with a third of the tournament already played as per match tips.
The Basque side can take some temperament because they are not too distant from the safety spot with 11 points and can grow in the points table should they instant their seven-game winless run. Betting tips foresee this may be stress-free said than done owing to their recent form. In their current game on Saturday, Osasuna was gusted away at home by Villareal, trailing 3-1 as they played the largest match with ten men.
Head to Head, the only time Elche and Osasuna have met off in Spain’s top division was in 2013-14 when the two matches between the teams ended with a victory for Osasuna and a draw. The two sides most freshly encountered in the Segunda division in 2018-19.
Elche recent form guide: L-L-D-D-D
Osasuna recent form guide: L-L-L-L-D
Elche is presently belligerent for goals, with their bout merging for only ten goals this term. Only SD Eibar has scored lesser goals in the season, as confirmed by match tips. But while Elche CF is hostile for goals, CA Osasuna’s predicaments lie in their backline, which has allowed 21 goals in 13 games. Bearing in mind those pitiable defensive statistics, one would expect a more practical approach from the away team in this match, as claimed by the betting tips.
Considering today match prediction says in totalling to Elche’s goal scoring anguishes, a draw seems like the most likely result.
The game will end in a draw.
Head Coach Jorge Almirón will be deprived of striker Guido Carrillo, who has only contributed in three games for Elche CF this time on account of a repeated knee issue as per the match tips.
Centre-back Aridane Hernández was led off against Villarreal in the last game and will fail to play in Osasuna’s trip to Elche this week. Today match prediction envisages Unai Garcia will probably substitute him in the center of the defence. In tally, Lucas Torro, Chimy Avila Juan Manuel Perez are all absent due to wounds.
Elche Predicted XI: Edgar Badia; Antonio Barragan, Fidel Chavez, Josan, Ivan Marcone; Raul Guti, Tete Morente; Gonzalo Verdu, Josema, Juan Sánchez Miño; Lucas Boyé.
Osasuna Predicted XI: Rubén Martínez; Nacho Vidal, Roberto Torres ; Kike Barja, Jon Moncayola, Oier Sanjurjo, Unai Garcia, David Garcia, Juan Cruz; Ruben Garcia, Ante Budimir.