The Spanish La Liga is back in action this weekend after another round of European football that gave us some exciting actions and results.
Barcelona is one of the teams playing this weekend as they host Elche in a bid to continue their exciting run of form and remain unbeaten for as long as possible.
This weekend has many games available, and the one between Barcelona and Elche is what we would consider in this preview.
Three Points or One Point Expectation
We will be looking at how both teams would set up and if they would be getting three points or sharing one point apiece. We expect it to be an exciting game with different talking points.
In addition, we would check out the odds breakdown, preview the games, and check out both teams. At the same time, we will provide our Barcelona vs. Elche prediction.
Barcelona FC vs. Elche CF Preview
The Spotify Camp Nou will be hosting Elche in an exciting match as the team plans to increase their points tally for the season.
It should be a match that both teams would want to put in the work. Barcelona would undoubtedly be the favorites to win this time because they’ve been the better team since the start of the season.
Barcelona vs. Elche Matchup Information
We expect the match to kick off at 09:15 am on Saturday, the 17th of September, 2022. Referee Alejandro Muniz Ruiz would handle the game.
He has a record of 5.45 yellow cards per game and 0.47 red cards per game. He’s a cool-headed but decisive referee that would be up for this task.
|Barcelona FC||Draw||Elche CF|
Barcelona Beating the Odds
We are not surprised to see Barcelona take the favorite spot and get low La Liga odds or Bundesliga odds. The team is currently unbeaten in the first five games of the season in the Bundesliga standings.
Aside from that, the team has been better in the last 11 matches against Elche. So, it isn’t a surprise that they have -1250 odds to win.
Elche’s Winning the Odds
They are most likely going to win this game and except Elche has massive luck on their side, we don’t see them winning this tie. Barcelona’s chance of winning this tie is at 93%.
However, in all the games they’ve played with these odds, the team has only won about 71%. So, there is a possibility.
A draw also seems unlikely at +1000 odds. Therefore, we might not see the game end in a draw. For Elche to win this game, the odds are at +2500.
Barcelona FC vs. Elche CF Betting Preview
When making your Barcelona vs. Elche prediction, know that in the last 11 games these teams have met, Barcelona has been the better side. They’ve won ten of the 11 matches and drawn only one.
Elche CF hasn’t won a single game. As a result, Barcelona remains the clear favorite to win this tie. Since they are playing at home and have better stats while they sit higher on the La Liga standings, we’re not surprised.
Teams’ Winning Streaks
Elche is yet to win a game this season. Meanwhile, Barcelona has won four and drawn only one. Their only loss since the start of the season came in the game against Bayern Munich.
So, they are bossing the league. Following their impressive form, you can expect them to push for a win in this game.
The season has started well for the team. They are still unbeaten in the league. Barcelona’s stats have been impressive.
They’ve won four games, drawn one, scored 15 goals, and only conceded one. The team has dominated all the opponents they’ve faced in the league, and even in the only game they drew, they played well.
Aside from the red card and the fact that they didn’t win against Rayo Vallecano, the team showed impressive playing abilities.
Barcelona’s Performance Recap
They defeated Real Sociedad away from home, scoring four and conceding only one. Since that game, they haven’t conceded any goal in the league.
They’ve beaten Real Valladolid, Sevilla, and Cadiz. Each team won 4-0, 3-0, and 4-0, respectively, showing that they are a force to reckon with.
Barcelona Should Keep the Level
The only team with a better stat is Real Madrid, which has yet to drop any point. We expect the team to continue at this level for a long time.
Xavi has proven that he is an excellent coach who understands the game and showcases that he wants to make the team better.
The squad is filled with exciting players ready to play for the badge. So, we expect them to bounce back from the defeat at Allianz Arena and continue their exciting form.
Elche’s start to the season is horrible. The team hasn’t had a decent game. The only one that came close was against UD Almeria.
In their first game, the team lost to Real Betis in a 3-0 match. After the draw against Almeria, they faced Real Sociedad, but they lost by a slim margin.
Since that game, they’ve been on a losing streak and only scored one goal. So far, the team has only scored two goals and conceded 13.
Elche at the La Liga Standings
The only team worse than Elche on the La Liga standings is Cadiz. Fortunately, the team already has one point. Meanwhile, Cadiz hasn’t gotten any points.
The only issue is that the team is playing an in-form Barcelona team, who has been blazing through games for the past four matches.
Also, history suggests that Barcelona has been better whenever both teams meet. Elche would want to do better in this game than in their previous meetings.
Francisco Rodriguez is an excellent coach that we trust can find the team’s rhythm. This is a great test for the team, and we look forward to how they would fare against a tough side dominating the league.
Barcelona FC vs. Elche CF Pick and Prediction
The battle seems to be geared towards one side as Barcelona would want to keep cruising against their La Liga opponents.
Even though the odds suggest that the teams are not on the same level, and we can see it on the current league standings, there’s room for an upset. Elche can, against all odds, get something from this game.
Who Is the Most Profitable Team for this Matchup?
However, we don’t expect that to happen. We believe both teams will try their best, but our Barcelona vs. Elche prediction is in favor of the home team.
In that case, below are our final score predictions and picks for this tie. You can go with any of these options.
Final Score Prediction: Barcelona FC (3) vs. Elche CF (0)
Pick: Barcelona FC to win (-1000)