Atletico Madrid – Elche
Atletico Madrid faces Elche at the Wanda Metropolitano in a fixture from the 14th round of La Liga. Let’s preview it and see what’s going on with these two teams at the moment.
Because of Real Sociedad’s defeat against Barcelona on Wednesday Atletico are once again leaders in La Liga. Los Colchoneros are leading the standings with 26 points won and just 11 games played – three matches less than the second Real Sociedad. From the beginning of the season Atleti have lost just once – against Real Madrid in the capital derby.
In their last game Diego Simeone’s boys progressed in the Copa del Rey. Atletico paid a visit to Cardassar in the first round of the competition and celebrated a convincing 3-0 win. Thomas Lemar and Ricard Sanchez scored in the first half while Sime Vrsaljko scored the third one after the break. Because of the level of opposition Atletico’s manager Cholo Simeone rested some of his key players in this game.
Elche approach this round from 14th place in the standings. Jorge Almiron’s team have won 14 points in its games so far. Elche are having a record of 3 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses since the beginning of the campaign.
In their last game Elche suffered a defeat. The newcomers in the league hosted Granada at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, but suffered a 0-1 loss. In the second half Raul Guti, Juan Sanchez and Emiliano Rigoni entered the pitch for Elche in the second half, but nothing changed.
That’s what we can offer you as a preview for the La Liga fixture between Atletico Madrid and Elche at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Spanish capital. The league leaders should not have any problems to win here, but be careful – nothing is really certain in La Liga. That’s why this competition is so great.