Cadiz - Elche forecast and analysis
The last match of the round in La Liga between Cadiz and Elche appears as a direct battle for salvation in the Spanish football elite.
With both today's opponents in the relegation zone.
But still, the chances of the hosts to save themselves are far greater than the bottom anchored visitors.
Before the round, Cadiz is the last of 6 teams between 13th and 18th place, which are gathered in only 2 points away from each other.
The yellow-blues achieved two very prestigious victories during the World Cup break - against Roma and Man United.
Since then, Cadiz has been on an upward trend - 3-1-1 in five games.
Which is not good news for the already stuck Elche team .
Who was just recently eliminated from the Copa del Rey tournament after losing to amateur Ceuta.
Anything other than an easy win for Cadiz would be a surprise to me here.
That's why my prediction is: 1/1 in First Half/Final Score.
Cadiz - statistics and info
Cadiz have started the 2022/23 La Liga season in horrific fashion. They have recorded 5 straight losses at the start.
Before they won for the first time of the campaign in the 6th round when they visited Valladolid.
And it would subsequently turn out to be their only success in the first 11 rounds.
To date, the situation for Sergio Gonzalez's team looks slightly more optimistic.
Cadiz have only one loss in the last 5 rounds in the Primera Division championship (2-2-1).
Including 4 points in their first two games in 2023.
And in the last round they achieved a very important victory against the Valencia team with 1-0 away.
Which gave them a breath of fresh air and filled them with motivation for this match against Elche.
The team's attack is the big debtor this season. As the team has scored only 11 goals so far.
Before the round, Cadiz is in 18th position with 15 points. And with a win, he can climb all the way to 13th place .
Elche - statistics and info
It's a season that Elche supporters are unlikely to keep long in their memories.
Pablo Machin 's side have failed to win a single game so far this campaign.
In the 16 matches played, his players achieved only 4 draws and 12 losses.
This logically gives them the last place in the ranking.
Elche are the most beaten team this season with 34 goals conceded.
While they also have the weakest attack in La Liga – only 10 goals scored in 16 games.
Unfortunately for them, they lost their most important centre-back Pedro Bigas for today's match due to suspension.
And their striker Hosan Fernandez is questionable.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Ledesma; Carcelen, Hernandez, Falli, Espino; Fede, Alcaraz; Sobrino, Alex, Ocampo; Lozano
Questionable: Gil, Cala, Chust, Garrido, Zaldua
Lineup: badia; Palacios, Gonzalez, Blanco; Morente, Mascarel, Gumbau, Clerk; Roger, Boye, Mila
Injured: Collado, Hosan, Donald, Alamo