Sports Innovation previews the Copa del Rey match between Elche and Real Madrid and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Copa del Rey Round of 16 brings another juicy fixture as Elche welcome Real Madrid tonight in this first leg at Estadio Martinez Valero. The La Liga leaders are enjoying football at the moment following their El Clasico win over Barcelona and beating Athletic Club to lift the Spanish Sup Cup.
Considering the run of fixtures for Los Blancos, the home side will have to be extremely cautious for tonight’s game. Carlo Ancelotti’s team will look for another title run this season, given their dominance in La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, and Champions League equally.
Stats and facts for Elche and Real Madrid.
Facts are calculated for Copa del Rey
- Elche has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- Elche has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Elche scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Elche’s last 4 of 6 matches.
- Real Madrid scored in the last 25 of 27 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Real Madrid’s last 12 of 14 matches;
- Real Madrid conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Real Madrid’s last 6 matches in the row.
Lineup Elche vs Real Madrid
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Current form — Elche v. Real Madrid
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Elche showing decent form
Los Franjiverdes enter this match on a really fine note as past weeks have brought a very acceptable 13 points out of a possible 18. They won their last three games against Almeria, Espanyol, and Villareal by 2-1, 2-1, and 1-0 respectively.
Elche managed to claw their way through the Round of 1/16 against Almeria despite losing one leg. A win in the other leg sent Elche through with an aggregate score of 2-3.
Madrid continue their dominance
Real Madrid look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. They have been phenomenal for their previous three fixtures gaining maximum points. They beat Valencia by 4-1 before a Clasico victory over Barcelona by 3-2. Their recent game was a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao to lift the Spanish Super Cup title.
Elche v. Real Madrid — fixture history
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Having never simultaneously played in the Copa del Rey this is the first time Elche comes up against Real Madrid in this division.
Full Time Betting
If you prefer to bet singles or accumulators, the bookmakers will offer prices on this matchup. According to the bookmakers, Real Madrid are favourites to win. A bet on a win for Real Madrid will rack up your accumulator with odds 1.45, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 69% chance of beating Elche. Do you want to place your money with Elche, the best odds are 7.00. Elche lost 6 of their last 10 home league games, while Real Madrid won 7 of their last 10 league games away.
Elche have not exactly been great at shutting out their visitors at Estadio Martinez Valero. In their previous 10 league matches at home, they claimed just 1 win, while also holding on to a clean sheet.
BTTS 1.80 vs 1.90 Over / Under – stats message
The chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is as high as 59% judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This amounts to a payout of odds 1.70 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Accordingly, betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds of 2.10. Elche’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 3.6 goals per match. 4 of Elche’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Real Madrid’s last 10 away league games averaged 3 goals per game. 7 of Real Madrid’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.