class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>This weekend's visitors to the Spanish capital are one of the poorest attacking sides in La Liga and our tipster is backing the champions to ease home
Real Madrid welcome Elche to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano on Saturday afternoon as Zinedine Zidane’s side aim to keep alive their La Liga title hopes with a victory.
Los Blancos are unbeaten in their last seven league matches, although two successive draws mean a win this weekend is vital to maintain momentum and at least keep some pressure on leaders Atletico Madrid.
Elche, for their part, have not won away from home since October and have suffered six defeats from their last seven league clashes on the road.
Real Madrid vs Elche Latest Odds
These two sides met in the final game of 2020 at the Estadio Martinez Valero where they played out a 1-1 draw, and another stalemate can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) with bet365.
Fran Escriba’s side recorded a shock win against Sevilla last weekend but that was only their second success in their last 20 league games, and the relegation-threatened visitors are priced at 14/1 (15.00) with a win for the hosts at just 2/11 (1.22) .
Real Madrid vs Elche Team News
Both Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard have been training with the group this week and could be involved at some stage this weekend, but Dani Carvajal remains sidelined along with Mariano Diaz.
The side from the province of Alicante are without injured winger Emiliano Rigoni, while wing-back Johan Mojica is a doubt.
Real Madrid vs Elche Preview
Elche may have recorded an important win last weekend, but they remain one of the poorest teams in the division and are firmly entrenched in the relegation battle.
Escriba’s men have the fewest shots and fewest shots on target per game in La Liga, and are also one of the Spanish top-flight’s lowest scorers with only 23 strikes to their name
They are not likely to cause Madrid too many problems considering five of Real’s eight home league wins this season have been without conceding, and there should be interest in backing in Zidane’s side to record another clean sheet.
Real Madrid vs Elche Tips and Predictions
Madrid are available at 5/6 (1.83) to win to nil and that looks like that best way of investing in a home victory against one of the poorest attacking units in the division.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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