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LaLiga: Elche vs Barcelona

Elche vs Barcelona 

Elche is not in good shape. They were often overwhelmed by Barca in the past. Therefore, it will not be too surprising if in the match tonight, coach Ronald Koeman's team will win all 3 points, even if they have to kick on the opponent's field.

Barca had just had a very difficult game, when it had to wait until extra time to beat the third-class team Cornella 2-0 to win the right to continue in the Spanish King's Cup. However, it was the match that coach Ronald Koeman launched a squad that consisted mainly of substitutes, most notably Lionel Messi's absence due to suspension. Despite winning, but winning the right to continue in the King's Cup helps Barca players have a very good mental preparation to enter the match with Elche tonight.

In La Liga, Coach Koeman's team is going through a series of 3 victories, most recently, the display of Granada burying up to 4 goals is not removed. Thereby, they are ranked 3rd on the rankings. However, Barca is still 10 points behind Atletico's top team. Wanting to gradually catch up with coach Diego Simeone's team, the Catalunya team is not allowed to be negligent in matches against weak opponents like Elche. In other words, Barca has a reason to win at Manuel Valero tonight at all costs.

Elche has never been a worthy opponent of Barca. The evidence is that in the last 7 matches between 2 teams in history, the Catalunya team overwhelmed with a record of winning 6 and drawing 1 match. In particular, in those 7 matches, Barca never let Elche concede. It will not be too surprising if in the match tonight, the overwhelming situation before coach Jorge Almiron's team will continue to be repeated by Barca.

Elche's performance right now is also very bad. They couldn't win 11 of their last 12 matches in La Liga. With that extremely poor performance, coach Almiron's team has dropped to 18th in the rankings. Although showing a very determined determination to win points in the match tonight to hope to get rid of the group "holding the red light", the hope of making the surprise of Elche players before Barca is very fragile.

In this match, Barca will not have the service of superstar Lionel Messi due to being suspended. However, the attackers of the Catalunya team are still very scary with the presence of Antoine Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite and especially Ousmane Dembele, who recently played very "into the phom" after a long time away from the pitch. because of injury. Those three strikers, with the support of creative midfielders like Frenkie de Jong or Pedri, will definitely make Elche's defenders a very hard day.

Since Elche is a very poor attacking team having only scored 16 goals, tonight's match will almost certainly take place in a one-way game. Barca is likely to actively rise to strangle all resistance of the home team. Barca is the team that owns the strongest public goods in La Liga this season. After 18 rounds, they had 37 times to hit the opponent's net.

Without a doubt, Barca is at a much higher level than Elche. Therefore, although coach Almiron's team has home advantage, their ability to win is extremely low. There is more reason to believe that Barca will win all 3 points against Elche if you know that Coach Koeman's team is going through a series of 4 wins at La Liga away from home.