La Liga Match Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Elche

Updated: April 14, 2014
Atletico Madrid

Match Date: 18 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Vicente Calderon


Not even a cumbersome quarterfinal leg against Barcelona prevented Atletico Madrid from protecting and strengthening its hold of the top spot in La Liga. The Los Rojiblancos snatched a crucial win against Getafe. The victory gave them a 4-point lead against Barcelona and a 3-point lead over Real Madrid.


During the post-match press conference, the squad’s head honcho, Diego Simeone stated that the club will take its remaining matches as if it was their final battles. The change in philosophy guarantees that the squad remains true in achieving their ambition for this season.


Atletico Madrid has been undefeated in its last 7 matches. Six (6) of them ended in a clean sheet.


Contrary to speculations that Diego Costa will be out in Atletico Madrid’s remaining matches, the striker is a 100% sure to make it in their battle against Elche. Costa sustained a wound after hitting his leg against the post in a successful attempt to deliver Atletico Madrid’s 2nd goal.


Meanwhile, Elche’s match against Atletico Madrid might force them to slip and move closer to the relegation zone. They have not been very successful in their last 11 away matches. Recently, it lost a crucial match against Valencia. The win could have safeguarded them from the possibility of falling out of La Liga. But their efforts remained futile.


Elche is now forced to think of more creative ways to beat the keen title contender and online betting favorite, Atletico Madrid.


Prediction: Atletico Madrid


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