The Yellow Submarine have lost their last two matches to Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad but remain fifth in the table, while Elche currently occupy 10th spot, having picked up 12 points from eight games.
Back in La Liga after a five-season absence, Elche will be pleased with their start to the 2020-21 campaign, picking up 12 points from their eight matches to occupy 10th spot in the table.
The newly-promoted outfit are actually only five points behind fourth-placed Real Madrid with a game in hand, which is an indication of their excellent form in the opening months of the season.
Los Franjiverdes have only lost one of their last seven in the league but have been held by both Celta Vigo and Levante in their last two matches in Spain’s top flight.
Jorge Almiron‘s side are unbeaten in their last three league matches with Cadiz, meanwhile, although the two teams played out goalless draws in their two fixtures during the 2019-20 Segunda Division.
Cadiz, meanwhile, have also made an extremely positive impression on their return to this level, collecting 14 points from their 10 matches to occupy fifth position in the table.
Alvaro Cervera‘s side are yet to triumph in November, though, having lost heavily at title hopefuls Atletico towards the start of the month before suffering a 1-0 home defeat to leaders Real Sociedad last weekend.
El Submarino Amarillo will view Saturday’s contest as the ideal chance to return to winning ways, particularly ahead of a huge home game against Barcelona on December 5.
Cadiz have not managed to secure back-to-back seasons at this level of football since 1992-93 but have shown in the early months that they are more than capable of competing in Spain’s top flight.
Elche La Liga form: DWWLDD
Cadiz La Liga form: DWDWLL
Guido Carrillo provides an option for change in an attacking position, but Elche have been relatively settled this season in terms of team selection, meaning that the likes of Nuno and Luismi Sanchez should remain on the bench.
The visitors should be able to welcome back key forward Anthony Lozano, though, as the 27-year-old has served his quarantine period after a positive coronavirus test ruled him out of the clash with Sociedad.
Elche possible starting lineup:
Badia; Barragan, Verdu, Gonzalez; Josan, Marcone, Guti, Josema; Milla, Boye, Morente
Cadiz possible starting lineup:
Ledesma; Carcelen, Lopez, Fali, Espino; Jonsson, Alex, Garrido; Malbasic, Lozano, Izquierdo
We say: Elche 1-1 Cadiz
Cadiz’s absences this weekend arguably make Elche the favourites to triumph, but we are finding it difficult to separate them. The two teams played out goalless draws in their two league meetings last season, and we are predicting another stalemate on Saturday afternoon.
Top betting tip
Source: | This article originally belongs to Sportsmole.co.uk
The post Preview: Elche vs. Cadiz – prediction, team news, lineups appeared first on 247 News Around The World.