Elche vs. Almeria Preview: Almeria Meets A Determined Elche

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Updated: January 27, 2014
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After a crucial win against Getafe, Almeria travels to Martinez Valero to score extra points. They may have the automatic upper hand, but as visitors to an equally aggressive club, Elche presents the possibilities of forcing them to settle for a draw.

Match Date: 02 February 2014 (local time)

Venue: Martínez Valero

 

Team Form

Elche

Elche’s crucial win against Rayo Vallecano ensured that the club is still in the safe zone and somehow, gave them an assurance that they can continue their run in Spain’s top-flight league next season.

 

The impressive performance ended with a 2-0 win. It also marked the club’s first clean sheet since their narrow victory over Celta Vigo last September. According to the club’s goalkeeper, Toño, the said victory gave them the needed confidence.

 

Elche’s was in a struggling form prior to the Rayo Vallecano encounter. They were on a losing streak, having been defeated for four (4) consecutive times. The draw against Sevilla was the only reason why they have managed to remain safe from the relegation zone.

 

But its recent win makes a difference. Not only did it serve as a morale booster, it also secured three (3) extra points. If they become consistent, it will be indeed, very easy for them to survive this season.

 

Almeria

Similar to Elche, Almeria also pulled off a crucial triumph against Getafe. The narrow victory ended in 1-0, much to the disappointment of their opponents.

 

Almeria’s head honcho, Francisco Rodriguz, acknowledged Getafe’s strength. However, he also stressed that his side defended well and readily converted, thus, allowing them to get the upper hand in the said match.

 

Almeria’s current form is quite better than Elche. So far, they have managed to secure three (3) victories during their last six (6) matches. Perhaps if there is anything that might hamper them from securing a victory, this is their opponent’s home court advantage. But overall, their performance has been spectacular.

 

Online betting’s top pick: Almeria

Almeria is a club that will not easily throw their white towel. However, they should be careful for Elche is also on the verge of ensuring their safety in the league. Almeria presents the higher possibility of winning the match. Yet, it is also possible for Elche to force a draw.

 

 

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