Elche vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip Atletico Madrid HT/FT – 1 May 2021

Atletico to get title charge back on track

Jorge Koke / Atletico Madrid ©IMAGO / Agencia EFE 04/29/2021

SpainElche vs Atletico MadridSpain
1 May 1515hrs
Football – Spain – La Liga
Pick Atletico Madrid HT/FT
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 30 April


The La Liga title race looks set to be full of drama and the next instalment sees Atletico Madrid travel to Elche looking to maintain their position at the top of the table.



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Elche Preview – Can Celta keep their potential European hopes alive with another home win?

Whilst virtually all of the attention on this game will be on Atletico Madrid and whether they can handle the pressure of being top in the closing stages of the season, Elche have their own battle on their hands. Third bottom, they are one of four teams separated by four points with five games remaining. Elche have given themselves new hope by taking four points from their last two games and will be hoping to continue that here.

A 1-1 draw against Real Valladolid (one of their relegation rivals) looked to have been a missed opportunity for Elche but they were able to follow it up with a crucial 1-0 win against Levante last time out.


Our betting prediction
Atletico to win to nil

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Thursday 29 April)

One of the issues for Fran Escriba and his players is the difficult of their run-in. Starting with the league leaders. They also face the two big Basque clubs so will be targeting the matches against Alaves and Cadiz as being matches they simply have to get results from. But they can ill-afford to pass up any chance of points with the margins so thin.

The win over Levante was Elche’s first in eight games and just their third in 28 league games. It’s remarkable they are actually still in touch with the teams above them and that’s down to their good start where they won three of their first five.

Atletico Madrid Preview – Will Levante bounce back to form with another away day special?

At half-time in the Barcelona game it looked unlikely that Atletico Madrid would be starting this match as leaders of La Liga. However, two Granada goals should give Diego Simeone and his players the boost they needed after losing 2-1 to Athletic Club last weekend. Atleti remain top of the table with a two point lead over Real and Barca, and a further point ahead of Sevilla.

It’s a title race that is going to go to the wire and made even more interesting by the fact the top four all play each other next week.


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Simeone has to rally his troops ahead of their visit to the Nou Camp next week. Anything less than a win and the advantage is handed back to the teams below them, at least one of whom you would expect to get a win in this round of fixtures.

You have to go back to the end of February for the last time Atleti won a game on their travels. That was a 2-0 victory against Villareal but they have taken just two points from a possible 12 since – scoring just two goals.

Elche vs Atletico Madrid Betting Advice

This is a huge game for these two clubs which will have implications at both ends of the table. Elche will take confidence from their win last time out and will see Atletico Madrid’s recent struggles – especially on the road – and think they can trouble their opponents.

Atleti, on the other hand, will hope to repeat the 3-1 victory over this opponent from earlier in the season as they look for three points before that massive game at the Nou Camp next week.

Key Facts – Elche vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip

  • Elche have won just three of their last 28 La Liga games, winning at home to Levante last weekend
  • Atleti remain top of La Liga but have won only two of their last five
  • It was a convincing 3-1 win for Atletico when the teams met in Madrid just before Christmas


It’s not been pretty of late but the circumstances mean Atletico are coming into this with a spring in their step. Take them to be leading in the first half and hold on to that throughout the 90 minutes.


Best Betting Odds for Elche vs Atletico Madrid

Elche: 8/1 at Betvictor
Draw: 7/2 at Betvictor
Atletico Madrid: 2/5 at Betvictor