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Barcelona vs Elche Predictions & Tips - Barcelona to bounce back in La Liga

  • Barcelona vs Elche predictions for Wednesday’s La Liga match
  • Match is being played at 6pm GMT at Camp Nou
  • Elche have failed to score in their last 11 matches against Barcelona
  • I am backing Barcelona to win to nil
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Elche have failed to score in their last 11 matches against Barcelona (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 22 Feb 2021
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Barcelona vs Elche Predictions


Barcelona failed to turn 81% possession and 20-3 shots into victory against Cadiz. They can rectify that against an Elche side who haven’t scored against Barcelona in their previous 11 attempts.

  • Barcelona have won 7 of their last 8 matches (La Liga).
  • Barcelona have won by 2+ goals in 9 of their last 10 matches against Elche (all competitions).
  • Barcelona have won by 3+ goals in 4 of their last 5 matches against Elche (all competitions).
  • Elche have failed to score in their last 11 matches against Barcelona (all competitions).
  • Elche have lost 4 of their last 5 away matches (La Liga).
  • Elche have failed to score in 3 of their last 6 away matches (La Liga).

Head to Head


Barcelona have a 25-8 advantage against Elche with 12 draws in 45 matches.

Barcelona have won 9 of the last 10 encounters and Elche have failed to score in the last 11 meetings.

Barcelona Form


Barcelona have won seven of their last eight matches in La Liga but have struggled in other competitions.

Ronald Koeman’s side lost 2-0 at Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg. The Catalan club bounced back in La Liga with a 5-1 home win against Deportivo Alaves.

Barcelona suffered a 4-1 home defeat to PSG in the UEFA Champions League. Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot but their leaky defence came back to haunt them.

Barcelona’s last match was a 1-1 draw at home against Cadiz. Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot once again, they had 81% possession and 20-3 shots but conceded an 89th minute penalty.

Barcelona Injuries & Team News


Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo is doubtful and the versatile Sergi Roberto is injured.

Attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is injured alongside forward Ansu Fati.

Elche Form


Elche are in the relegation zone after four wins in their opening 20 matches. They hadn’t won in La Liga since 23 October before a 1-0 home win against Eibar on Saturday.

It was Fran Escribá’s first match in charge after replacing Jorge Almirón. It was a fortunate victory after having 0.40-1.67 expected goals.

Elche face a tough task in Barcelona after losing four of their last five away matches in La Liga.

Elche Injuries & Team News


Defensive midfielder Iván Marcone is suspended.

Centre back Diego González is doubtful alongside Fidel and Víctor Rodríguez.

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Verdict

Elche haven’t scored against Barcelona since 1978, a run of 11 games. Barca can win with ease at Camp Nou to keep their La Liga title hopes alive.

Best Bets: Barcelona Win To Nil @100.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Bets: Barcelona -2 Handicap @100.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Barcelona Win 4-0 Correct Score @900.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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