Barcelona vs Elche
Spain La Liga
Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Kick-Off at 18.00 UK
Venue: Camp Nou.
Barcelona will host Elche in the postponed fixture of the 1st round of La Liga on Wednesday evening at the Camp Nou. Blaugrana will thus continue the Saturday/Wednesday rhythm which will not last long, though.
The team has suffered a demolishing 1-4 home loss to PSG in the first leg of the last 16 round in the UEFA Champions League. The tie is all but decided and the Catalans will now focus only on domestic competitions.
Nonetheless, the mentioned defeat seems to have completely destroyed already bad team spirits in the dressing room.
Ronald Koeman’s men failed to see off the likes of Cadiz on Sunday afternoon. A win there would have narrowed the gap behind leaders Atletico Madrid down to six points but it just was not meant to be as Alex cancelled Messi’s penalty opener on the occasion.
Barcelona vs Elche Head-to-head
- Elche have never been a serious opposition to Blaugrana.
- Lops Franjiverdes lost seven and drew one of eight meetings with Barcelona without scoring a single goal in the process.
- The Catalans took a comfortable 0-2 victory when the teams locked horns in the reverse fixture this season.
Barcelona vs Elche Prediction
We’d say this is the ultimate opportunity for Elche to get their maiden goal against Barcelona. The Catalans did not keep a clean sheet in eight consecutive matches across competitions.
On the other side, Los Franjiverdes scored at least once in three subsequent La Liga affairs. The Both Teams To Score bet is paid at the 2.05 odds.
The visitors are in a tough position ahead of the trip to the Camp Nou, despite the weekend’s 1-0 victory over Eibar. It was a major confidence-booster for Fran Escriba and his men, but they are still three points away from the safe zone.
To be fair, they do have two games in hand, but one of them is against Barcelona. Elche took just one point in the last five league outings on the road.
We can’t see them getting the spoils here but we would not be shocked to see them on the scoreline. Barcelona to win & Both Teams To Score is the way to go at the 2.50 odds.