Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero will host Saturday’s football game between Elche and Atletico Madrid, the two teams with totally different ambitions in the season finale. Elche are fighting hard to secure the La Liga survival, while los Rojiblancos are determined to regain the domestic trophy. Los Franjiverdes recorded a very important 1-0 win over Levante in their last league match, but they need to keep on impressing in the season finale if they are to avoid relegation.
The good news for the hosts is that all Milla, Rigoni, and Verdu return from suspension. Diego Simeone’s men, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a heart-breaking loss at Athletic Club, and seeing that both Joao Felix and Luis Suarez have recovered from their respective injuries, away win should be considered. You should bear in mind that Atletico Madrid are eyeing their fifth consecutive win over Elche in La Liga.
Highlighted Player (Victor Rodriguez):
Victor Rodriguez is a professional player who began his senior career at Vilajuiga, playing 36 matches for the club and scoring 11 goals. After spending three years at Badalona the pacey winger joined Zaragoza and it has to be noted that he scored six goals in 72 appearances for the Estadio La Romareda outfit in La Liga.
On 7 August, 2014 Victor Rodriguez signed a three-year deal with Elche, but in August 2015 he was sent to Getafe on loan. Rodriguez scored two goals in 33 appearances for los Azulones in the 2015/2016 Primera Division campaign, but following Getafe’s relegation to Segunda Division, he signed a four-year deal with Sporting Gijon in the 2016 summer transfer window.
Victor Rodriguez has yet to make his Spain debut, but he played for Catalonia in a friendly game. The Sporting Gijon winger is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. Rodriguez was born in Barcelona on 23 July, 1989.
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.