Barcelona go into match week 19 trailing the league leaders by 10 points. The team that stands in the way of them and three points is Elche this time around.
Relegation threatened Elche’s records in the recent games is far from impressive, They have only managed to win 1 game in 6 ( losing 3 and drawing 2). For a stature club that they are none of the draw is worth celebrating since it came against Real Madrid.
The hosts have also managed to keep 1 clean sheet but have also gotten a red card in 1 of those 6 games .
Sticking to the topic of red cards, Barcelona will be without Messi after he was sent off for smacking Iker Muniain in their Supercopa de Espana final deficit against Athletic Bilbao. This defeat against is Barcelona’s only defeat in 6 games.
In their head to head, Elche has lost all of their last 5 games against Barcelona and failed to score a goal in any of the matches. The odd really favour Barcelona in this encounter but it could go either way because both teams need the win.