Elche and Valencia meet at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, in a match for the 7th round of LaLiga. There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 20‑03‑2015 and ended with the scoreboard: Elche (0‑4) Valencia. In this game, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is currently in 12th position, with 7 points won. In their last match, they beat Deportivo Alavés away by (0‑2), after having drawn (0‑0) at home in the previous match, in a match against Huesca. This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 8 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 6 victories, 6 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 14 goals scored and 9 suffered. In their last 10 home games, Elche has recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. Their defense has been very solid, since they have only conceded goals in 1 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
Elche arrived at this performance motivated, after a 0x2 victory in the visit to the Alavés stadium: Pere Milla and Tete Morente scored the winning goals. The local club usually plays in a tactical formation at 5-2-3, with the three forwards managing to give their team a lot of speed. The Spanish Raúl Guti is the player responsible for leading and defining the attacking moments of his team. Coach Jorge Almirón will not be able to count on Nino, Lucas Boyé and Guido Carrillo, because they are injured.
The visiting team is currently in 13th position, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home against Real Betis by (0‑2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Villarreal by (2‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have registered 1 victory, 3 draws and 11 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 away matches, Valencia has registered 1 victory, 2 draws and 7 defeats. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have suffered goals in 5 of the last 6 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition.
The team led by Javi Gracia comes to this day unmotivated, after a 2×1 defeat against Villarreal. Valencia usually play in a tactical formation at 4-4-2, in which the midfield is occupied by Carlos Soler and Daniel Wass. Two of the great strengths of this team are the completion of the scoring opportunities created and, also, the response it gives in a disadvantageous situation on the scoreboard. The coach should only have one absence for this day, Eliaquim Mangala, who is still injured.