Elche vs Extremadura predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s Spanish Segunda Division game. Read on for analysis as the Spanish second tier returns behind closed doors.
by Daniel Garcia
Elche vs Extremadura Preview
Matchday 32 in the Spanish Segunda Division kicks off on Friday. One of the early kick-offs sees promotion hopefuls Elche play host to relegation threatened Extremadura with both teams looking for a positive start to the resumption of the season.
Even with no fans to cheer them on, Elche will be the clear favourites. Last relegated from the top flight in 2015 for financial reasons, they took a few years to find their feet again and briefly dropped down into the Segunda B. However these are more promising times for the Valencian club and back-to-back wins before the season was halted, ensured they climbed into the final play-off position. They haven’t been entirely convincing at home this term though with just 5 wins from 14 league matches at the Martinez Valero.
In their current form, this is only Extremadura UD’s second season in the Segunda Division. They reached a very creditable 13th place finish last term but have found it much tougher this time around. They currently languish in 21st place with just 7 wins all season but their form did pick up a bit before the coronavirus outbreak with just 2 defeats in their most recent 7 matches.
One of Extremadura’s most impressive performances this season did come in the 2-0 victory over Elche earlier in the season. However that’s unlikely to have much bearing on this game with so many variables at play on the opening weekend back with all teams being thrown straight into competitive action after such a lengthy break.
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Elche vs Extremadura Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Elche
We fancy Elche to just nick this one but there should be a few goals in it. 60% of Elche’s home games and 60% of Extremadura’s away games have seen both teams score, figures which are quite high for a low-scoring league. Only Depor have conceded more goals than Extremadura this term and they will get better chances to pull themselves clear of trouble than this match.
Elche vs Extremadura H2H
- Last 3 Competitive Meetings: 1 Elche Win, 1 Extremadura Win, 1 Draw.
- Recent meetings have been limited to Segunda games since Extremadura’s promotion to the second tier in 2018.
- Extremadura were 2-0 winners in the reverse meeting earlier this season with Elche reduced to 10 men in that game.
- This fixture last season ended 2-0 to Elche.
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Elche vs Extremadura Live Stream
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