Barcelona vs. Elche CF 2/24/21 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Barcelona is welcoming Elche CF to Camp Nou in the postponed game of round 1 in the Spanish LaLiga.

After getting demolished by PSG in the Champions League, Barcelona has had a perfect opportunity to get back on track against Cadiz in LaLiga. Barcelona has had a massive 81% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a high 92% of the correct passes. Barcelona got ahead in the 32nd minute, and they have had a ton of chances in the second half, but Barcelona couldn’t score a goal in the 89th minute, Barcelona has conceded a penalty kick, and a goal, and this game ended in a 1-1 draw. Barcelona is now in 4th place in LaLiga standings with 47 points, 50 scored goals, and 22 conceded goals, but with a win in their next game, Barcelona could climb a spot in the standings. Overall, Barcelona is solid this season, but they are losing games they shouldn’t, and it’s costing them a lot. With 16 goals, Messi is the leading goalscorer for Barcelona, while Griezmann added 6 goals and 6 assists. Fati, Coutinho, Roberto, and Araujo are all injured for Barcelona at this time. After this game, Barcelona is playing against Sevilla in the derby match in LaLiga, but first things first, Barcelona must get back on winning track here to get their form up, and their morale, which is pretty low at the moment.

After 7 games without a win, Elche was hosting Eibar in their last LaLiga game, and they were able to win. Elche has had 48% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 0 big chances created, and 71% of the correct passes. With a goal in the 33rd minute, Elche has won this match 1-0. Thanks to this win, Elche has gotten a step close to the safe zone, and they are now in 18th place with 21 points, which is still in the relegation zone, but Elche has the same number of points as Eibar above them. With only 20 scored goals so far, Elche is one of the weakest offensive teams in LaLiga this season, but their defense has been decent with 31 conceded goals. Fidel, Boye, and Josan have each scored 4 goals for Elche so far this season, while Fidel also added 2 assists. There are no injuries in Elche, but Gonzalez and Rodriguez are both still questionable. Elche has won only 4 games so far this season, and they are not a good team, but in big games like this, players always give everything they got, and that could be the case here as well.

Barcelona and Elche have played against each other 8 times, and Barcelona has won 7 of those games while one game ended in a draw. In their 4 home games against Elche, Barcelona has scored 13 goals while conceding 0 goals, and they have lost only 1 home game this season. Barcelona is in desperate need of a win here, and I think they will get it.

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