Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Following a hard-fought 1-0 win in El Derbi Madrileno, Atletico Madrid will look to cement their spot in top four when they face Elche at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Los Rojiblancos proved their worth in the triumph over Real Madrid, but they can’t afford any complacency in the last three games of the season. Diego Simeone welcome defender Martio Hermoso back to the starting XI, while Thomas Lemar is a major doubt.
Los Franjiverdes, on the other hand, suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Cadiz in their last league match, but despite the defeat, they will compete in La Liga next season. Since Elche have nothing to play for in Wednesday’s clash, anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. To make things even worse for the home side, forward Ezequiel Ponce misses the match through suspension.
Highlighted Player (Enzo Roco):
Enzo Roco is one of the young and exciting defenders coming out of Chile in the recent times. The 23-year-old started in the youth teams at Universidad Catolica and moved up the ranks. He was promoted to their first team in 2011 and in three years with them played more than 90 matches.
He established himself in the first team and was an omnipresent figure at the back for the team that won Primera Division and Copa Chile titles. Roco moved to the Spanish club Elche on loan in 2014 and by the next year he was at their fellow Spanish club RCD Espanyol.
Roco’s international appearance started with the under-17 squad in 2009 while his senior international debut was in 2012. He was named in the 30-man list by Jorge Sampaoli for the 2014 FIFA World Cup but was cut from the final list.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.