Elche vs Espanyol Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 19/02/2023

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19/02/23 - 13:00

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Elche - Espanyol

Spain Primera Liga - Estadio Martínez Valero

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

The first game to be played on Sunday, February 19th in this La Liga round is the Elche vs Espanyol duel. So, let's take a close look at this match and what we can expect to happen in it, along with our top La Liga predictions for this game.

Latest Elche vs Espanyol Predictions for Betting

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Elche to Win

After finally notching their first win by beating Villarreal, Elche lost their next game right after. However, it was against Real Madrid, so it was expected and not really a match where Elche could look for salvation points.

Meanwhile, Espanyol lost two of their last three games and drew in the third, so they aren't in great form either. With Elche hosting the match and likely still high on confidence after getting that first win, our first Elche vs Espanyol prediction is for Elche to win the match.

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Over 2.5 Total Goals

We saw three or more goals in four of the previous five h2h meetings between Elche and Espanyol, so our second Elche vs Espanyol prediction is for this game to go over 2.5 total goals as well.

On top of the h2h stats, Elche and Espanyol both averaged 2.81 goals per game in La Liga this season, which puts them only behind Real Madrid when it comes to highest averages in the league.

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Top Odds and Useful Stats for Elche vs Espanyol

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Head to Head

23/10/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Elche

Elche

2

2

10/01/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Elche

Elche

1

2

23/10/21

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Elche

Elche

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

2

06/04/15

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Elche

Elche

1

1

02/11/14

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Elche

Elche

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

1

Last Five - Elche

26/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Eldense

Eldense

Elche

Elche

2

1

L

17/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Mirandes

Mirandes

Elche

Elche

1

1

D

12/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Huesca

Huesca

Elche

Elche

3

0

L

04/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Racing Santander

Racing Santander

Elche

Elche

3

1

L

27/04/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Espanyol

Espanyol

Elche

Elche

2

2

D

Last Five - Espanyol

26/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Amorebieta

Amorebieta

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

0

D

20/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Oviedo

Oviedo

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

2

W

11/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Valladolid

Valladolid

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

0

D

05/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Sporting Gijon

Sporting Gijon

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

0

D

27/04/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Elche

Elche

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

2

D

Now, let us check some betting markets and odds for this match:

Elche odds: 30/17 (2.76) – 36.20%

Draw odds: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.30%

Espanyol Odds: 41/20 (3.05) – 32.80%

We can see from these odds that the bookies see this as a very close matchup and no team is a clear favourite. Meanwhile, the main candidate to become the First Goalscorer in the match is Ezequiel Ponce at 6/1 (7.00) odds, which is the same as a 14.30% probability. Also, the most likely Correct Score in this game is a 1-1 draw at 11/2 (6.50) – 15.40%.

Elche – Espanyol Preview: Team News, Recent Form, and Potential Lineups

Here you can check our previews of both teams and our predicted Elche vs Espanyol lineups:

Elche

While they remain convincingly in last place in the standings, Elche at least showed that they can play football by beating Villarreal, which was their first win of the season. Yes, the lost 4-0 to Real Madrid right after, in the last round, but that's hardly a surprising result. In any case, it seems that only a miracle can save Elche this season, but the team will certainly fight until the end.

Meanwhile, Alex Collado, Pere Milla, and John Donald are on the sidelines with injuries right now, while Diego Gonzalez is suspended.

Elche Predicted Lineup:

Badia – Magalian, Palacios, Roco – Carmona, Gumbau, Mascarell, Verdu, Clerc – Ponce, Boye

Espanyol

After they beat Getafe and Real Betis in a row, Espanyol is without a win in the last three rounds of La Liga, during which they notched one draw and a couple of losses. Still, if we look at their recent form, Espanyol did okay. However, the team is overall just one point ahead and one spot above the relegation zone at the moment.

When it comes to team news, Cesar Montes, Joselu, Keidi Bare, and Adria Pedrosa are out with injuries, while Leandro Cabrera is suspended at the moment.

Espanyol Predicted Lineup:

Fernandez – Pierre-Gabriel, Gomez, Calero, Olivan – Vidal, Darder, Souza, Melamed – Braithwaite, Puado

Starting Lineups

Teams usually release their starting lineups one hour before the start.

Elche

Elche
3-4-3
13
Edgar Badu00eda
es
14
Helibelton Palacios
co
3
Enzo Roco
cl
7
Lisandro Magallan
ar
40
Jose Carmona
es
21
Omar Mascarell
gq
20
Gerard Gumbau
es
23
Carlos Clerc
es
19
Ezequiel Ponce
ar
9
Lucas Boye
ar
16
Fidel
es
Substitutes
17
Josan
es
11
Tete Morente
es
24
Pol Lirola
es
22
Nicolas Ezequiel Fernandez Mercau
ar
1
Axel Werner
ar
5
Gonzalo Verdu
es
18
Randy Nteka
fr
6
Pedro Bigas
es
8
Raul Guti
es
2
Lautaro Blanco
ar
12
Pape Diop
es

Espanyol

Espanyol
4-4-2
13
Fernando Pacheco
es
2
Oscar Regano
es
24
Sergi Gomez
es
15
Jose Gragera
es
14
Brian Olivan
es
27
Ruben Sanchez Saez
es
12
Vinicius de Souza Costa
br
10
Sergi Darder
es
6
Denis Suarez
es
17
Martin Braithwaite
dk
7
Javi Puado
es
Substitutes
28
Wassim Keddari Boulif
es
21
Nicolas Melamed Ribaudo
es
16
Jose Carlos Lazo
es
22
Aleix Vidal
es
1
Joan Garcia Pons
es
20
Edu Exposito
es
25
Alvaro Fernandez
es
18
Ronael Pierre-Gabriel
fr
30
Luca Koleosho
ca

La Liga Standings

Player to Watch: Lucas Boye

While this can be a very close game and it's tough to find one player who could stand out, we do expect Elche to win and so our choice as a player to watch is Lucas Boye.

Yes, Lucas Boye isn't really have a great season statistically and if Pere Milla wasn't out with an injury, he would be a better choice. Still, the Argentinian forward will be the main offensive weapen for Elche in this game and he does have one goal and a couple of assists this season in La Liga, so, Espanyol shouldn't take this threat lightly.

Elche vs Espanyol – Frequently Asked Questions

Elche vs Espanyol

  • Where will the game be played? The game will be played at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Elche.
  • When does the match start? The match starts at 1 pm GMT on Sunday, February 19th.
  • What happened last time these two teams played each other? The last duel between these teams ended in a 2-2 draw.

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