Elche vs Real Madrid: Predictions, tips & betting odds
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Fran Escriba's team have a habit of scoring in their own ground and should be backed to net after the break when they face Los Blancos this weekend
Real Madrid travel to the Estadio Martinez Valero on Saturday afternoon to face Elche in Saturday’s early kick off in La Liga.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men were held to a goalless draw at home in midweek by Osasuna but are clear favourites to get back to winning ways against an Elche side who are just outside the relegation zone.
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Elche vs Real Madrid latest odds
Los Ilicitanos have not beaten the team from the Spanish capital since 1978 and bet365 price them at 6/1 (7.00) to record a memorable success this weekend.
The visitors meanwhile have won seven of their last nine league matches away from the Bernabeu and are priced at 9/20 (1.45) with the draw at 7/2 (4.50).
Elche vs Real Madrid first goal scorer
Karim Benzema leads the first goal scorer market offered at 11/4 (3.75) while Vinicius Junior can be backed at 5/1 (6.00) and Eden Hazard at 7/1 (8.00).
The hosts’ most in-form attacking player is Lucas Boye who has netted twice in Elche’s last three matches and is priced at 12/1 (13.00) to break the deadlock behind fellow forwards Dario Benedetto and Lucas Perez who are both priced at 9/1 (10.00).
Elche vs Real Madrid preview
Despite their lowly position in the La Liga table, Elche have proved awkward opponents when they have faced the division’s biggest sides this season with Fran Escriba’s side being difficult to break down.
The team from the province of Alicante have suffered narrow 1-0 away defeats at high flying Real Sociedad and champions Atletico Madrid, while holding Sevilla to a 1-1 draw at home.
Indeed Elche remain undefeated in their own stadium this season where they have scored in each of their last four games and against a Madrid team who have conceded in five of their six matches on the road, backing the hosts to find the net could appeal.
Elche vs Real Madrid tips and predictions
Seven of the eight goals that Madrid have conceded on their travels this term have come in the second half and backing Elche to score after the break at 6/4 (2.50) should appeal.
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