Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Elche will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Espanyol when they welcome Amorebieta to their Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on Matchday 17. Los Franjiverdes are on a three-game winning run at home ground, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. There are no fresh injury concerns in the home team, but both Sergio Leon Limones and John Donald Chetauya remain in the recovery room.
The Basque outfit, on the other hand, did well to beat Tenerife at home in their last league match, but given their poor away record in the 2023/2024 La Liga 2 campaign, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from Sunday’s showdown. To make things even worse for the away team, both Alvaro Nunez and Kwasi Sibo are banned for the match, while Xabier Etxeita has yet to overcome his injury.
Highlighted Team (Elche):
Established in 1923, Elche is a Spanish club that competes in La Liga. Los Franjiverdes welcome their rivals at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, the stadium which can hold up to 33,732 spectators. The venue was opened on September 8, 1976.
Elche wear white shirts with green stripe and white shorts when playing at home, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey. The club’s biggest success came in 1969 as Elche made it to the Copa del rey final. Los Franjiverdes faced Club Atletico de Bilbao in the Spanish Cup final, with the Basques winning the match by one goal to nil.
The likes of Mario Pasalic, Ivan Bolado, Garry Rodrigues, Goran Djorovic, Albert Nadj, Wakaso, Moha, Carlos Sanchez, Ioan Andone, Enzo Roco, Dominique Malonga, Richmond Boakye, and Sory Kaba are some of the notable players who were part of the team in the past. Elche have never represented Spain in European competitions.