Real Betis vs. Elche Preview: Elche Undaunted Despite Injury Issues

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Updated: October 9, 2013
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Match Date: 20 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín

 

Elche refuses to be treated like a newly promoted club and is ready to overcome nasty injuries that haunt the club.

 

Team Form

 

Real Betis

Real Betis were literally at the mercy of Getafe during their last encounter. Getafe could have easily kept a clean sheet if not for Rafa’s own goal.

 

Dropping down to the 13th spot, the Verdiblancos have more problems to address as they go against Elche.

 

Striker, Rubén Castro will be sidelined until December due to a back injury. Castro is set to go for a surgery and apparently, he will be forced to enjoy the match in the bench. Likewise, there is no assurance that Eder Vilarchao is fit enough to immerse into another pitch battle as the player just had his ankle injury.

 

Elche

Stricken by injuries, Elche rose to the challenge and snatched a crucial victory against Espanyol. The match ended in 2-1, courtesy of Coro, who scored the game opener and the tiebreaker. To date, the Los Franjiverdes already have 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses.
Sitting comfortably on the 14th spot, Elche faced Espanyol with 3 of its defenders sidelined due to injuries.

 

Nevertheless, this did not prevent the team from overcoming their rivals. The impressive performance garnered praise from the club’s head honcho, Fran Escribá, who was delighted with the club’s maturity. Escribá further stated the squad’s determination to stay in Spain’s top-flight league no matter what happen.

 

Football betting tip: Real Betis 0-2 Elche

 

Escribá has big dreams for Elche and he does not appreciate a “newly promoted” treatment for the club and indeed, in this upcoming match, their current form shows that they are the stronger side.

 

Injuries bogged down both clubs. However, as what Elche showed during their Espanyol encounter, they have a higher probability of making a strong finish.

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