Elche vs. Atletico Madrid Preview (Week 15): Atletico’s Rising Dominance

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Updated: November 25, 2013
Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid’s strong form makes them an unquestionable favorite of online bookies. After overcoming derby rivals, Real Madrid, the club looks forward to snatching the silverware this season. Meanwhile, Elche will have to confront their home dilemmas. They have been losing face in front of their own supporters in 3 of their last matches and it looked like they are heading towards another humiliating defeat.

 

Match Date: 30 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Martinez Valero

 

Team Form

Elche

Away of their struggling home form, Elche’s head honcho, Fran Escribá is keen on securing yet another victory to secure a spot in La Liga before the season ends.

 

Elche just snatched a hard fought win against Valencia. The latter threw spoils and upsets that prevented the club from converting some of their scoring opportunities. Nevertheless, Christian Herrera’s shot ended the 1-1 stalemate and earned them extra points. This win alone, is enough to give a little boost to Elche’s confidence. But not in Elche’s case.

 

Two (2) of its most recent home matches ended in their defeat. Granada first brought them down their knees. Villareal’s narrow win against them, shortly followed, The club can no longer afford to lose another winning opportunity since the competition gets tougher every day. Moreover, what further adds to the burden is the fact that they need to face Atletico Madrid, La Liga’s next best club after Barcelona. Elche currently occupies the 12th spot of the league.

 

 

Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone’s idea of not looking through the league table until there are only a few games left, seemed to work well with Atletico. Just recently, the club outranked its Real Madrid after thrashing Getafe with a 7-0 win.

 

Atletico’s previous match speaks well of the club’s depth and form. The squad has successfully endured the loss of one of their important players. And not only that, they have managed to climb higher than their city rivals, Real Madrid. Diego Costa, who was among the match’s heroes has been consistent  in goal scoring.
Although playing in a different ground, Atletico’s away performance has also shown consistency. They have only lost once in their 6 last matches. This was against Espanyol.

 

Overall, Atletico’s performance sends alerts to other clubs as they continue to show strength and evolving into a top contender of the La Liga trophy.

 

 

Football betting tip: Elche 1-3 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid will probably look into a repeat of their seemingly unstoppable demolition of Getafe. Elche, on the other hand, shall try to put a defensive stop to their opponent’s attack. Yet, they will most likely end up as the struggling party.

 

 

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