Gimnàstic Tarragona and Elche meet at Nou Estadi de Tarragona, in a match for the 40th round of the Second Division. Elche won at home by (1-0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 01-13-2019. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 3, tied 1 and lost 1. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and outside.
The home team is currently in the 21 st position of the league, with 31 points won, after 8 wins, 7 draws and 24 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Mallorca, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost out to Córdoba by (4-3). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 2 draws and 12 losses in away matches, with 5 goals scored and 27 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 home league matches Gimnàstic Tarragona has a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 19 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has not been very effective, as they have not scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 10 of the last 19 matches for this competition have ended with Under 1,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 14 matches for the Second Division, of these 3 it reached the break in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 14 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback. In the last 8 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Gimnàstic de Tarragona enters desolate in this match, after a defeat, by 4-3, in the displacement to the land of Córdoba. Uche, Prats and Luis Suárez scored the goals of the visiting team. With this defeat the Tarragona was condemned to the descent of division. At home, with no goals in mind, the team led by Enrique Martín must play in the usual 4-4-2, in which he prefers the most direct game. The two players responsible for making sense of the defensive line rival are Luis Suarez and Uche. The first is the team’s scoring reference, with 6 goals scored. In the central zone of the land it is possible that they play Pol Valentin, Imanol García, Abraham Minero and Thioune. The local coach must have all players available for reception at Elche.
The away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 53 points won, after 13 wins, 14 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Almería, by (5-3). In the last match, they won at home against Tenerife by (3-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Elche won 10 points out of 30 possible, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 matches as a visitor. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. In the last 8 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Elche CF enter motivated this day, after a 3-0 victory at the reception to Tenerife. Josan, Xavi Torres and Nacho Gil were the heroes of the game, scoring the goals of the triumph. The visiting team must play in the traditional 4-4-2, privileging a more supported game. The most advanced players, responsible for creating problems for the locals, are Yacine Qasmi and Nino. In the midfield it is possible that they play Josan, Javi Flores, Karim Azamoum and Aguayo. It should be noted that the scorers of this formation are Nino and Aguayo, with 7 goals scored. The coach Pacheta must have all the units available for the challenge with the “Nàstic”.