Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Elche and Real Madrid face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Elche’s main goal is to secure the La Liga survival, while Real Madrid are on a quest to defend the trophy. Los Franjiverdes have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding five goals in total in the previous two league fixtures, and it is no surprise bookies see them as underdogs in the midweek clash.
It has to be noted that Elche have not defeated Real Madrid at home since 1978. Los Blancos, on the other hand, aim to overtake Atletico Madrid in top position in the standings, and given their brilliant form in December, away win should be considered. Both Luka Modric and Eden Hazard are fit for the Elche game, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the title holders.