La Liga Barcelona vs Elche Live Football Score 24 Feb 2021
Barcelona vs Elche Head-to-Head
Barcelona have an impeccable record against Elche and have won seven out of eight matches played between the two teams. Elche have never defeated Barcelona in an official La Liga fixture and will need to play out of their skins in this match. The reverse fixture between the two teams took place last month and ended in a comfortable 2-0 victory for Barcelona. Frenkie de Jong was at his best on the day and will need to play a pivotal role in this fixture.
Barcelona form guide in La Liga: D-W-W-W-W
Elche form guide in La Liga: W-L-D-L-L
Ronald Araujo has been Barcelona’s best defender this season but might not be able to recover in time for this game. Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati, and Sergi Roberto are recuperating from long-term injuries and will also have to sit out of this fixture. Riqui Puig and Miralem Pjanic were benched against Cadiz and might make their way to the starting eleven against Elche. Francisco Trincao has been impressive in recent weeks and is also likely to play a part in this match.
Injured: Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto
Doubtful: Ronald Araujo
Ivan Marcone picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Eibar over the weekend and is suspended for this fixture. Diego Gonzalez, Fidel, and Victor Rodriguez are carrying knocks and might not feature in this game.
Doubtful: Diego Gonzalez, Fidel, Victor Rodriguez
Suspended: Ivan Marcone
Barcelona had their seven-game winning streak halted by Cadiz in a 1-1 draw last weekend. Ronald Koeman claimed the stalemate to be more disappointing than the 4-1 hammering they received at the hands of PSG in the Champions League, as it was an opportunity for the Catalan giants to close the gap on Atletico Madrid after the league leaders lost to Levante at the weekend.After 23 games, Barcelona are currently fourth in the league, eight points adrift of Atletico Madrid. The Blaugrana have been unbeaten in 13 La Liga games so far and will look to close the gap on the leaders with a win over bottom-placed Elche on Wednesday.
Elche will be travelling to Camp Nou with a lot of confidence after their recent 1-0 victory over fellow relegation contenders Eibar, which ended their run of 16 games without a win in the top flight. A solitary goal from their centre-back Dani Calvo was enough to seal the win for Fran Escriba’s men.
Elche are currently 18th in the league and are level on points with their recent victims Eibar. Although Los Franjiverdes do have 2 games in hand over other relegation-threatened teams, they will have to do exceptionally well to get a point against the Catalan giants. Barcelona defeated Elche 2-0 in the reverse fixture. Ahead of this game, let us take a look at both teams.