Elche vs. Valencia Preview (Week 14) : A Stalemate Result, Possible In Elche And Valencia Battle

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Updated: November 14, 2013
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Compared to Valencia, Elche presented a better performance. Meanwhile, Valencia shall strive hard to gain the upper hand in this encounter or better yet, force a draw in foreign ground.

 

Match Date: 24 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Martinez Valero

 

Team Form

Elche

Forcing a draw in an away match was enough to satisfy the vision of Elche’s top brass, Fran Escribá. Escribá expressed his delight with his side’s “control” of the match.

 

Elche has been struggling to win in 4 of their last battles. Half of them ended in disappointing defeat and half of them, including the one against Getafe, ended in a draw. It may not be the perfect scenario, yet, for the newly promoted club, which needs to ensure its survival, an extra point is not that bad. As for Elche’s case, it created a safety cushion that moved them away from the relegation zone. It was also a major boost for the squad’s morale as ensuring victory in foreign ground is difficult.

 

With the match set to be held in Martinez Valero, the club has the opportunity to enter the top 10.

 

Valencia

Valencia’s last 5 matches were far from being impressive. Three consecutive losses were enough to guarantee a major slip in the lower mid table. Thus, forcing a late draw against Valladolid was more than enough to cushion the club from further slipping down the rock bottom part of La Liga.

 

It was a come from behind stalemate. Valladolid dominated during the first half. But a resilient Valencia was quick to answer and even threatened to steal the spotlight when Sofiane Feghouli scored the equalizer. Overall, the performance presented a glimmer of hope. But they need to work on their overall form to secure a more stable spot.

 

 

Football  betting tip : Elche 2-2 Valencia

The last 6 matches showed Elche in a better form while Valencia struggled. In its attempt to recover from its current situation, one can expect Valencia to feature in this match since they cannot afford to lose an away encounter. Due to this, there is the high possibility for the battle to have an even steven finish.

 

 

 

 

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