Elche CF is going head to head with Real Madrid starting on 30 Oct 2021 at 12:00 UTC at Estadio Martínez Valero stadium, Elche city, Spain. The match is a part of the LaLiga.
Elche CF played against Real Madrid in 2 matches this season. Currently, Elche CF rank 15th, while Real Madrid hold 2nd position.
Start date: 30 Oct 2021 12:00 UTC
Venue: Estadio Martínez Valero
Referee: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea, Spain
Head to Head Record
FT: Real Madrid 2-1 Elche CF
FT: Elche CF 1-1 Real Madrid
FT: Elche CF 0-2 Real Madrid
Elche Team News
Elche will be without Pablo Piatti once again, but the home team is otherwise in good shape ahead of this weekend’s match against Ancelotti’s side.
Head coach Escriba may switch to a back five, with Antonio Barragan moving into the defence, and Dario Benedetto pressing to be in the starting lineup from the start.
There aren’t expected to be many changes from the team that lost to Alaves, with Lucas Boye returning to the attack and Omar Mascarell and Raul Guti set to keep their midfield roles.
Real Madrid Team News
Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos, and Federico Valverde due to injury, while Karim Benzema has been left out owing to a minor foot problem.
Luka Modric was a late withdrawal from the squad against Osasuna owing to physical tiredness, but he has been named in the squad alongside a fully recovered Isco.
Benzema’s absence has allowed Luka Jovic to take his place in the starting lineup, with the Serbian anticipated to start despite his troubles since joining the club.
Casilla; Bigas, Verdu, Barragan; Josan, Guti, Mascarell, Fidel, Mojica; Benedetto, Boye
Real Madrid XI:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Rodrygo, Jovic, Vinicius
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