Atletico Madrid vs Elche prediction on August 22, 2021. The focus of the second round is the confrontation between defending champions Atletico Madrid and Elche at the Metropolitano. Right from the beginning of the season, the competition in the first group was extremely attractive.
Atletico Madrid Overview
In the most volatile season in history, bravery and stability helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga title in a worthy way. Won 26/38 matches with 67 goals and only conceded 25 times, the attack is not so excellent but the defense is really different.
The pragmatic play has become the trademark of Atletico – Diego Simeone, the efficiency is undisputed. Joao Felix’s injury can affect attack power, but El Cholo has the most powerful force in the remaining routes. The 2-1 victory at Celta in round 1 is the perfect start. The defending champion will continue to show their strength and willingness to punish the opponent’s mistakes.
Elche will have to work hard even though they have successfully relegated in their first season back to La Liga. Struggling at the bottom of the table for most of the season, but six points in the last two rounds helped Elche make a spectacular escape. After 38 rounds of attack, only 34 goals contributed the 3rd lowest performance among the teams last season.
The ability to attack is still weak, but Elche’s defense is quite solid. The tenacious competitive spirit is also the strongest point of Escriba’s men, which was shown in the 0-0 draw with Bilbao on the opening day. Elche will do everything to bring back 1 point, it is not surprising that the upcoming match will have a scarcity of goals.
Asian Bet – Atletico Madrid vs Elche prediction
Atletico’s home form gives peace of mind with 7 consecutive victories in La Liga. More broadly, Atletico owned 15 victories after 19 home matches last season, receiving only 1 defeat.
In the opposite direction, Elche was quite erratic in the march, 7 matches had exactly 1 victory but 5 times left empty-handed. Despite significant progress, being a guest of a high-class opponent like Atletico is still too much for Elche.
Atletico Madrid vs Elche Prediction: Choose Atletico Madrid -1.5
European odds highly appreciate the possibility of Atletico winning. This choice is undisputed in the class and superior home form of the defending champion. Although Elche has a solid play, it is difficult to stop Simeone’s men.
Choose Atletico Madrid (FT)
Over/Under Bet – Atletico Madrid vs Elche prediction
The pragmatic Elche style of play plus the fact that Atletico does not have the best personnel on the attack makes Under option a bright spot. In fact, the last 3/4 matches of the away team did not have more than 2 goals, the last confrontation also only had 1 goal scored.
Atletico Madrid vs Elche Prediction: Choose Under 2.5
Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Lemar, Saul Niguez, Savic, Vargas, Canseco, Kondogbia, Moreno, Koke, Correa, Carrasco.
Elche: Casilla, Bigas, Boye, Verdu, Fidel, Josan, Marcone, Palacios, Sanchez, Guti, Milla.