Real Madrid VS Elche Final – LIVE Reddit Soccer 30/10/2021
Real Madrid will be looking to get on track when they face Elche at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero this Saturday afternoon (13:00 BST), following a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Osasuna in midweek. The LaLiga Santander table is very tight right now, and Real Madrid will have the chance to go top with a victory. Elche come into this game after picking up just one point from a possible nine in their last three games, but the Martinez Valero has been something of a fortress this season as they have only lost one of their six games there to this point. Stay with us for all the build-up to Elche vs Real Madrid and then updates from the match itself.
There was a lot of excitement that came with Luka Jovic’s arrival at Real Madrid in the summer of 2020, but the Serbian striker has not been able to get his Los Blancos career off the ground to this point. In 38 games for the club he has managed just two goals and three assists, so, in the absence of Karim Benzema against Elche, he will look to take his chance at the Martinez Valero if Ancelotti names him in the starting line-up.
The Green-striped ones only just survived relegation back to the second tier last season, as they finished 17th in the table, two points clear of 18th-placed Huesca, and it would not be a surprise to see them battling in and around the bottom three for much of this campaign.
Elche’s last league victory came at the start of October, when they overcame Celta Vigo by one goal, but Fran Escriba’s side have picked up just one point from their last three games against Rayo Vallecano, Espanyol and Alaves, which has seen them drop down the division.
Los Franjiverdes will be the underdogs this weekend, but they held Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw in the corresponding match between the two teams last season, while Los Blancos only ran out 2-1 winners in their last meeting at the Bernabeu back in March.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, could not build on their Clasico victory at Camp Nou when they took to the field against Osasuna on Wednesday, with the points being shared in a goalless draw.
The stalemate was enough to take Carlo Ancelotti’s side back to the top of the table, but they could be knocked off the summit ahead of this match depending on the results on Thursday evening.
Los Blancos have not been without their problems this season, but a record of six wins, three draws and one defeat from 10 matches represents a solid start, and they will fancy their chances of winning their next three against Elche, Rayo Vallecano and Granada ahead of three tough games with Sevilla, Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid at the end of November and start of December.
Real Madrid have only actually won one of their last four in the league, but the success was a big one, as goals from David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez helped them record a 2-1 victory over Barcelona last weekend.
The capital giants have largely been impressive on their travels this season, meanwhile, winning six, drawing one and losing one of their eight games in all competitions away from home.