Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
David faces Goliath at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero as Elche and Barcelona go head to head in the La Liga round 20. Barca head into the match following a heart-breaking loss to Athletic Club in the Spanish Super Cup final, but Ronald Koeman’s troops are still seen as hot favourites to win Sunday’s clash. Leo Messi misses the match through suspension following his sending off in the Super Cup final, but Koeman has a number of high-profile players to choose from.
Elche, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding seven goals in total in the previous three games in all competitions. Seeing that boss Jorge Almiron has a number of selection worries ahead of the visit of Barca, we are tempted to put our money on the Messi-less visitors. In their last meeting at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero Barcelona crushed Elche 6-0.