Elche vs Atletico – Preview, and Prediction

Elche vs Atletico – After beating city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid will go to Elche on Wednesday looking to clinch a top-four finish in La Liga.

Los Colchoneros moved six points clear of fifth place with a 1-0 home win over the weekend, ensuring their safety.

With 32 points from 31 league games, Elche seemed destined to be involved in a heated relegation struggle in the final knockings of the season, but they were able to put two key results together in April.

Francisco’s team first beat fellow strugglers Mallorca 3-0, with goals from Johan Mojica and Pedro Bigas, plus an own goal from Lee Kang-in, before beating fifth-placed Real Betis 2-1.

Tete Morente scored the winning goal in the 82nd minute, lifting his team out of the relegation zone and onto 39 points from 33 games.

Then came a 1-1 tie with Osasuna in which Pere Milla scored in the 84th minute, then a 3-0 loss to Cadiz at the weekend.

However, with a seven-point lead over Mallorca with three games left, Francisco’s players know that a win will be enough to keep them in the top flight.

They welcome an Atletico Madrid team eager to put a second straight win on the board with the possibility to cement a top-four finish, depending on other outcomes.

After a slow start to their championship defence, last season’s La Liga champions went on a six-match winning streak from February to April.

Elche vs Atletico – Betting Analysis

After that run, Los Colchoneros battled for consistency, losing to strugglers Mallorca, then prevailing over Espanyol, drawing with Granada, and losing 2-0 to Athletic Bilbao.

With their lead over fifth place down to three points, Diego Simeone’s men needed a win in the Madrid derby on Sunday, and they got it due to Yannick Carrasco’s goal five minutes before halftime.

The capital club know they can secure a top-four finish if they win all three points on Wednesday and Real Betis fail to win any of their last three games.

Elche vs Atletico – Head To Head

Elche vs Atletico

Our Predictions: Away To Win