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Elche vs Real Valladolid LIVE ONLINE | LaLiga Santander

marzo 11, 2023


To say that this Saturday’s clash at the Manuel Martínez Valero is one of the «six points» is perhaps an understatement in the case of Elche, bottom club of LaLiga Santander (LL) and that faces a new final against Real Valladolid after seeing something of light at the end of the tunnel, winning in extremis 1-0 on their visit to Mallorca. At 13 points from the safe zone, the Elche club has lowered ticket prices in order to turn the Martínez Valero into a boiler. Remaining seems like a chimera, but «we have to keep trying and put our chests up so that the fans continue to feel represented», declared the striker Lucas Boyé, author of the goal that gave the victory to the franjiverdes in Son Moix.

In the duel with Valladolid, tribute will be paid to Pelayo Novo, a former Elche player who died last week. Pablo Machín’s squad will try to honor his memory by achieving their third win in six games (W2, L3), which would undoubtedly boost the recovery of the green-and-green team, whose first league victory this season came on matchday 20.
Chaining victories for the first time in this championship will not be easy for Elche, who have not gone beyond a draw in any of their five matches against Valladolid in LL this century (E4, P1). Due to the high temperature expected in Elche at the time of the game, the Pucelano team has advanced their trip to acclimatize and prepare in the best conditions for a very important duel for their interests. The Blanquivioletas, who beat Espanyol 2-1 last Sunday, maintain a margin of just two points over relegation at the start of this day.


Pucela’s balance away from home so far in the championship is very negative, and Pacheta’s team arrives at this match having been defeated in seven of their last eight league outings, in which they have scored only two goals. In fact, only Cádiz has registered fewer away goals than Valladolid (seven) after 24 games, and considering that the Pucelano team has opened the scoring in each of their last 25 victories in LL —a series that goes back to March 2019—, a positive start at the Martínez Valero could be vital to continue moving away from the red zone.
Players to watch: Elche will be confident that Lucas Boyé continues to be inspired; The Argentine striker, who has chained two appearances scoring in LL, had scored just one goal in his previous 27 matches in the competition. The two goals for Valladolid in their victory over Espanyol were assisted by Gonzalo Plata, who signed another pair of assists in the win against Elche in the first round (2-1).
Highlight: In their last 11 LL away games, Valladolid have scored just two second-half goals.