Soccer Pick: Back Home Favorite Atletico Madrid Over Elche in La Liga Action this Saturday

Lee Phelps

Friday, April 24, 2015 1:21 PM GMT

Atleti won't be allowed to forget the UCL, despite their exit. They now have to set about qualifying again, firstly against Elche. Here's Lee Phelps to pick out the best odds for his soccer pick.

For all Atletico’s excellent form against Real Madrid in the Spanish cups and league, they just can’t crack them at Champions League level. It’s back to La Liga and keeping Valencia at bay in the race for the elite European qualification again. They face an Elche side six points clear of the relegation zone with six games left.

 

Atletico Madrid
The home team should go in with confidence and soccer odds makers have made them -550 favorites for this fixture. Having won five consecutive league meetings with Elche, their best record against them in the top-flight. Interestingly, in the three clashes between the side under the management of Simeone and Escriba, Atletico have always won 2-0. In fact Atleti have scored exactly two goals in each of their last five league games, keeping three clean sheets.

The home form in La Liga has been string with only one loss in their last 36 league matches, when Villarreal beat them and if you’re looking for goal scorers, Jonathas has won more points with his goals than any other player this term (14) while Griezmann is joint-second with Aduriz (12).

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Elche
Elche have only won two of their 46 Primera trips to Madrid (D8 L36) with both coming against Rayo Vallecano, but their recent form has been okay having only lost one of their last five away from the Martinez Valero winning two and drawing two.

However when they have been to the other top five clubs, they have conceded three or more goals on each occasion.

 

Soccer picks
Diego Simeone usually picks his players up after defeat, in fact you have to go back to February of last year to find the last time they lost back-to-back games. I expect them to go back their clinical best and assure they have Champions League football again next season.
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