Match Preview: Elche vs. Real Valladolid

Updated: September 4, 2013

Match Date: 16 September 2013 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Martinez Valero


Survival is at stake for both Elche and Real Valladolid. The match exemplifies a high significance and therefore, expect both clubs to immerse in a seemingly endless battle for life.



Two (2) draws in a row and a loss are far from being impressive and yes, Elche has tons of improvements to perform if they want to remain in Spain’s top-flight league.


It is obvious that the Los Franjiverdes are trying to keep their pace in Primera Division where battles are fiercer and less forgiving. But at least, the club has managed to match other Primera Division regulars.


One might think that draws were nothing but temporary—that the club will soon find its way to clinching a victory and going against Real Valladolid is a great opportunity to do so.


Recently, striker Richmond Boakye is set to join Elche’s rank. His entry is of high significance both for the striker and for Elche.
For Boakye, this will be his chance to impress Juve’s head honchos. As for Elche, this is a golden opportunity to finally secure the much awaited victory.


Real Valladolid

Like Elche, Real Valladolid also went through 2 consecutive losses. Nevertheless, the Pucelas won their nail-biting 3rd match when Marc Valiente netted a header against Getafe.


Given that it is their first win of the season, it is safe to say that Real Valladolid shall carry their momentum when they face Elche. Although the club never made any noteworthy signings during the transfer season, the on loan winger, Fausto Rossi shall be gracing their flank in the upcoming match.


Online betting tip: A draw

It is easy to say that the Pucelas have the upper hand because of the Getafe victory under their belt. However, the draw between Elche and Real Sociedad served as the match’s equalizer. The club does not have a victory to brag. But then again—technically speaking, they have only lost once. As a matter of fact, there is a slim chance for Elche to secure the victory since they will be playing in their own territories.


Supporters from both clubs can look forward to a down the wire match as their survival in Primera Division is at stake.


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