Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero will host Sunday’s football game between Elche and Eibar, the two top-table sides. Los Franjiverdes aim to climb to the playoffs places and they are likely to go all guns blazing at los Armeros. Nicolas Mercau limped off with injury in a 1-0 loss to Amorebieta, with Bermejo likely to step up, while Oscar Plano continues to miss out with a ligament injury.
The Basques, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Zaragoza. Eibar have recorded four wins in the previous five league matches and even though Elche are tough to beat at home, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting team. Defender Juan Berrocal serves a one-game ban due to the accumulation of yellow cards, but there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to Alicante.
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.