Match: Elche vs Real Madrid
Date: January 20, 2022
Stadium: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, Elche (Spain)
Competition: Copa del Rey
Kickoff time: 19:00 (UTC/GMT+2, local time)
Follow game Elche FC vs Real Madrid live coverage, information, score, prediction, TV channel, lineups preview, start date and result updates of the round of 16 on Copa del Rey 2022. Kick-off start time: 1:00 pm ET.
Elche hosts Real Madrid in the Spanish Copa del Rey 1/8 finals. The match will be played on Thursday, January 20th at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero (Elche)
A few days ago, Elche was stronger than Villarreal in the home match of LaLiga (1-0). That victory allowed the Green-striped ones to improve their position in the standings. Now they have 22 points in their assets, and this is enough to be in 15th place. Until recently, the Levantines were in the relegation zone, but now they have moved away from it by five points. In the current Copa del Rey draw, Francisco’s men have already gone through three rounds. All three matches were played on foreign pitches, and Elche eliminated the opponents from weaker divisions — Lejona (0-2), Unionistas Salamanca (0-1), and Almeria (1-2). By the way, the victory over Almeria turned out to be quite unexpected, given the strength of this team. No more than three goals were scored in Elche’s last nine games in the Cup.
Real Madrid is in an even better mood than its opponents. A few days ago, Carlo Ancelotti won the Spanish Super Cup. On January 16, they were stronger than Athletic Bilbao (0-2). Of course, the trophy should add strength and allow the Whites to powerfully spend the rest of the season. I am sure that Real Madrid expects to win the Spanish Cup in the current season. Moreover, the team has no problems in LaLiga. The Whites have played only one match in the current cup draw. On January 5, they were stronger than Alcoyano away (1-3). Considering the busy schedule, Carlo Ancelotti is sure to use the rotation of a lineup in the cup game against Elche.
Last October, Elche and Real Madrid played in the first round of the current LaLiga. Showing decent resistance, the Green-striped ones lost at home with a score of 1-2. Considering that Carlo Ancelotti will most likely field reservists in the upcoming game, it may turn out to be very interesting. The hosts again have a chance to cause difficulties for Real Madrid. Moreover, they are in good shape. The visitors are also in optimal condition, but they may be emotionally exhausted after winning the Spanish Super Cup. I expect to see an interesting and productive match. Therefore, I recommend betting on Over 2.5 goals scored.
Prediction for the match:
Over 2.5 goals scored
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