Real Madrid vs Elche: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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Real Madrid welcome Elche to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday as Carlo Ancelotti's men aim to consolidate their position as La Liga leaders.

This is the second meeting between these two sides this week, with Madrid triumphing 2-1 after extra time in their Copa del Rey last-16 clash on Thursday.

Real Madrid vs Elche latest odds

Real Madrid are closing in on 12 months unbeaten at home in the league and bet365 price them at 1/6 (1.17) to claim another success.

Elche, meanwhile, have won just three of their last 28 away matches in La Liga and the visitors can be backed at 14/1 (15.00), with the draw at 7/1 (8.00).

Real Madrid vs Elche first goalscorer

La Liga top scorer Karim Benzema is the shortest priced player to score first and can be backed at 21/10 (3.10).

The Frenchman was rested for the midweek Copa del Rey clash but will come back into the starting XI and will start up front alongside Vinicius Junior who is offered at 15/4 (4.75).

For the visitors, Lucas Perez is offered at 16/1 (17.00) to break the deadlock, while Pere Milla can be backed at 18/1 (19.00).

Real Madrid vs Elche preview

Thursday night saw these two sides play out a goalless 90 minutes before Elche took the lead in extra time and Real Madrid went down to 10 men.

Los Blancos however produced a memorable comeback with two late goals and there is unquestionably an enormous team spirit in the Madrid camp.

With Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois returning to the starting XI along with Casemiro and Luka Modric there should be plenty of interest in backing a home win.

Elche for their part are a side who find the back of the net with regularity, netting in 10 of their last 11 games and they have managed to score in each of their last four meetings with Real Madrid.

A home win looks on the cards but there could also be interest in opposing Ancelotti's men to keep a clean sheet.

Real Madrid vs Elche tips & predictions

Real Madrid to win and both teams to score is priced at 2/1 (3.00) and looks an excellent value option for Sunday's clash.

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Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org.

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Real Madrid to win and both teams to score at 2/1 (3.0) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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