Elche vs Barcelona prediction for a La Liga fixture on Sunday, January 24th. 3rd placed Barcelona take on struggling Elche at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, and nothing but three points will be required for Ronald Koeman´s side.

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Elche vs Barcelona Prediction

Elche

Elche

0 : 2

Barcelona

Barcelona

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Elche vs Barcelona Betting Tips

Having built up something of a head of steam in recent weeks, Barcelona came crashing back down to earth when they were shocked by Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final last weekend.

Before that loss, in which club legend Leo Messi picked up a first-ever red card in Barcelona colours, the Catalan giants had gone 9 matches unbeaten, a run which included 4 wins in their last 5 league fixtures.

While Koeman has certainly steadied the ship following an uncertain start to his reign as head coach of the Blaugrana, this is a side that remains worryingly fragile. At the same time, their narrow midweek 2:0 extra-time Copa del Rey cup win over lower league Cornella did little to inspire confidence.

On the road in La Liga, Barcelona has improved in recent weeks with 4 successive wins coming after a period in which they had lost 3 of their 4 previous away league contests.

However, despite recent cup concerns, Barcelona is still expected to have too much in the tank for an Elche side that has made a bright start to this their first season in La Liga in 5 years with 3 wins from their opening 5 fixtures, has since failed to win any of their subsequent 12 league fixtures.

Still, on their own patch, they have proved to be a tough nut to crack with only 2 defeats in their last 8 at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, including a fine 1:1 draw with champions Real Madrid in their most recent home match.

With Messi suspended, this could be a slog for Barcelona. While you the bookies expect them to win easily enough at 1.33 odds on, I anticipate another tough night for Koeman´s side, and while BTTS is hardly a lock pick, it is an outcome the hosts have seen in 10 of their last 13 league matches.

BTTS pays at 1.8 odds at the time of writing, and while both can score, I don´t expect a high scoring affair and under 3.5 match goals also holds appeal at 1.65 odds with the visitors unlikely to find their shooting boots in the absence of their captain.

Elche vs Barcelona Correct Score Prediction

I don´t expect a high-scoring contest here. It wouldn´t be a huge shock to see an inconsistent Barca drop more points, particularly with lynchpin Messi missing. I´m calling a surprise 1:1 draw from the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero.

Main prediction Elche - Barcelona

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2 wins in a row

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Elche vs Barcelona Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Elche

    1 : 2

    Barcelona

    La Liga

  2. Barcelona

    3 : 2

    Elche

    La Liga

  3. Barcelona

    3 : 0

    Elche

    La Liga

  4. Elche

    0 : 2

    Barcelona

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  5. Barcelona

    1 : 0

    Elche

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    1 : 1

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Elche vs Barcelona Predicted Lineup

This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.

Elche vs Barcelona Predicted Lineup
13

Edgar Badia

19

Antonio Barragán

5

Gonzalo Verdú

2

Diego Gonzalez

25

Johan Mojica

4

Iván Marcone

17

Josan

14

Raúl Guti

8

Víctor Rodríguez

22

Emiliano Rigoni

9

Lucas Boyé

1

Marc-André ter Stegen

28

Oscar Mingueza

4

Ronald Araújo

23

Samuel Umtiti

18

Jordi Alba

21

Frenkie de Jong

5

Sergio Busquets

16

Pedri

11

Ousmane Dembélé

7

Antoine Griezmann

9

Martin Braithwaite