Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero will host Saturday’s La Liga 2 game between Elche and Zaragoza, the two teams who are almost level on points in the standings ahead of Matchday 15. Los Franjiverdes are undefeated in the previous six league matches and they must be high on confidence ahead of the visit of Zaragoza. Even though midfielder Nicolas Castro misses out through suspension, home win should be considered as Elche have turned their stadium into a real fortress.
Los Blanquillos, on the other hand, failed to win the previous five league matches. In their last meeting in the Spanish second tier Elche defeated Zaragoza thanks to Nino’s goal and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. Forward Victor Mollejo is banned for the match, while all Sinan Bakis, Fran Gamez, and Carlos Nieto are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the away team.
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.