La Liga: Real Madrid vs Elche live
Tonight, at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid will host Elche in La Liga with kick-off at 20:00 GMT, and Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea will officiate. While winning or losing will not significantly affect Elche, Madrid need a win to keep their title defense on course.
Real Madrid play Elche tonight after winning the Club World Cup on Sunday in Morocco. They rank 2nd in La Liga standing with 45 points after 20 games, winning 14, losing 3, and drawing 3. They have already given up 17 goals and are currently 11 points behind Barcelona. In their last five games, they have lost two, won two, and drawn one. However, they have earned fewer points at home than on the road this season.
Elche have struggled this season and currently sit last on the league table with just nine points from 20 games. From the 20 games they played, they only managed to win one, lost 13, and drew six. They’ve struggled with consistency and have let up a lot of goals. Their single victory this season came from an away game; they have not won any games at home.
Real Madrid have recorded four victories and one draw in their last five encounters with Elche.
Real Madrid are formidable opponents for Elche, as evidenced by the fact that they have won most of their games and have been unbeaten in their last 10 meetings. Madrid are probably going to struggle tonight given their recent performance, but it is anticipated that Madrid will win at the end of the contest.