Barcelona vs Elche LIVE: they will face each other this weekend in a match corresponding to day 27 of LaLiga Santander 2022-23.
Barcelona’s match against Elche will take place on Saturday, April 1 at the Manuel Martínez Valero Stadium at 2:00 p.m. Peruvian time, while in Spanish territory it is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. The Blaugrana store will go with everything to continue on its way to get the Spanish league of the first division.
With LaLiga well on track after winning on the last day against Real Madrid at the Spotify Camp Nou (2-1), Xavi Hernández’s team in Barcelona has experienced the break of selections between the clouds that have appeared in the form of injury or discomfort of key players of the first team.
Barcelona vs. Barcelona Elche: opening hours in the world
Perú: 2:00 p.m.
Ecuador: 2:00 p.m.
Colombia: 2:00 p.m.
Mexico: 1:00 p.m.
Argentina: 3:00 p.m.
Chile: 3:00 p.m.
United States (Florida): 4:00 p.m.
Spain: 9:00 p.m.
To the already known absences of Ousmane Dembélé and Pedri, the casualties of Andreas Christensen and Frenkie de Jong have been added. In addition, Raphinha will miss the match due to a ban. Ronald Araujo also did not concentrate due to an adductor injury in the left thigh, but this Friday he has trained with his teammates and has entered the call.
The delicate situation of his rival and the twelve points advantage enjoyed by Barça over Madrid when there are twelve days left give some tranquility to Xavi Hernández, who on the horizon glimpses the cup match against the ‘White House’ as a home that his team faces with a minimum advantage (0-1).
Given the proximity of the duel against the white team, the Barcelona coach will be forced to introduce rotations. Marcos Alonso and Eric García could have their chance in the back, while Sergi Roberto, who played in the middle of the last league game, could be placed again at right back.
In the core, Sergio Busquets, Franck Kessie and Gavi seem to have a guaranteed place in the eleven, while in the front Ansu Fati, protagonist this week by the criticism of his father for the lack of minutes, wins whole to be a starter with Robert Lewandowski and Ferran Torres. All this without ruling out that Xavi can give the alternative to young people of the subsidiary such as Estanis Pedrola, Marc Casadó, and the youth Ángel Alarcón and Aleix Garrido, who debuts in a call of the first team.
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Elche, colistin, wants to give himself joy in a year that is being very bitter against Barcelona, the solid leader of the competition, in the meeting that will mean the debut of the Argentine coach Sebastián Beccacece, a fourth coach who passes through the Elche bench this season.
The locals have almost impossible permanence, but they want to offer their fans, with whom they feel indebted in the year of the centenary of the entity, a triumph of enormous prestige.
The main novelty is on the bench since the defeat in San Sebastian on the last day closed the stage of Pablo Machín and opened that of Beccacece, a coach whose objective is to sign a championship-worthy finish and start planning the next course.
Barcelona vs. Barcelona Elche: possible alignments
Elche: Edgar Badía; Palacios, Magallán, Bigas, Lautaro Blanco, Morente, Gumbau, Mascarell, Fidel, Pere Milla and Ponce.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Koundé, Marcos Alonso, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Kessié, Gavi; Ferran Torres, Lewandowski and Ansu Fati.
- Date: Saturday, Apr. 1 | Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero — Elche, Spain
- Live stream: ESPN+
- Odds: Elche +900; Draw +360; FC Barcelona -290(via Caesars Sportsbook)
Elche vs Barcelona Prediction
Barcelona are currently the favourites to win the La Liga title and have carved out a 12-point lead over Real Madrid. Robert Lewandowski is in the midst of a slight slump at the moment and will look to return to his lethal best this weekend.
Elche have been in poor form this season and will have a mountain to climb this season. Barcelona are the better team on paper and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Elche 1-3 Barcelona
Elche vs Barcelona Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result – Barcelona
Tip 2: Game to have over 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: Barcelona to score first – Yes
Tip 4: Robert Lewandowski to score – Yes