Cadiz will entertain last-placed Elche at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla in a clash between two teams from the relegation zone in La Liga on Monday. The hosts are unbeaten in their last two games and returned to winning ways after three games as they overcame Valencia in their away match last week. Rubén Alcaraz’s ninth-minute goal proved to be decisive as they eked out a 1-0 win.
Elche are the only team without a win to their name this season and have suffered defeats in their last five games. They have just four points to their name from 16 games and will need to improve upon their form if they are to get out of the relegation zone.
The hosts enjoy an 11-point lead over Elche and will be able to move out of the relegation zone if they can secure a win.
Los Piratas are undefeated in their last five home games in La Liga, though they have picked up just one win in that period. They have suffered just two defeats in the league since October and should be able to hold their own in this match.
Los Franjiverdes have struggled for form this season and have lost five games in a row. They are unlikely to be able to record a win here, but considering their record against the hosts in recent meetings, they are expected to pull through for a draw.
Prediction: Cadiz 1-1 Elche
This Match will start from 1:30 am
This match will take place on 17 January 2023
Cadiz will be missing Jose Mari due to a long-term knee injury, while David Gil, Juan Cala, Victor Chust, Jon Ander Garrido and Joseba Zaldua are all doubts.
Head coach Sergio will have been delighted with his team’s performance against Valencia last time out, so it would not be a surprise to see the same starting XI for this match.
Anthony Lozano is likely to continue at the tip of the attack despite the presence of Alvaro Negredo, while Ruben Sobrino and Brian Ocampo are expected to feature in the wide positions.
As for Elche, Alex Collado, Josan, John Donald and Jony Alamo will again be on the sidelines through injury.
Meanwhile, Pedro Bigas is suspended following his red card in the defeat to Celta last time out.
Head coach Machin is expected to keep faith with a 3-4-3 formation, with Lautaro Blanco potentially coming into the defence as the replacement for Bigas.
Ledesma; Carcelen, Hernandez, Fali, Espino; Fede, Alcaraz; Sobrino, Alex, Ocampo; Lozano
Badia; Palacios, Gonzalez, Blanco; Morente, Mascarell, Gumbau, Clerc; Roger, Boye, Milla
Tip 1: Result – Draw
Tip 2: Goals – Over/Under 2.5 Goals – Under 2.5
Tip 3: Elche to score first – Yes
Tip 4: At least a goal to be scored in the second half – Yes
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Cadiz win with a probability of 43.06%. A win for Elche has a probability of 29.5% and a draw has a probability of 27.4%.
The most likely scoreline for a Cadiz win is 1-0 with a probability of 12.29%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 2-1 (8.6%) and 2-0 (8.18%). The likeliest Elche win is 0-1 (9.71%), while for a drawn scoreline it is 1-1 (12.92%).
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