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Elche vs Granada

Competition – Copa del Rey

Stadium – Martínez Valero

Date: 13th September 2018

Kick-off time – 21:00 GMT

Elche have been handed another chance to prove to their fans that they mean business this season when it comes to winning promotion and this Copa del Rey fixture will see them show how prepared they are.

The hosts come into this game after consecutive losses, but they will be hoping that home advantage can help them get a much needed win in this fixture.

They ended their pre-season with a win and that raised false hopes on the minds of their fans.

Since the start of this season they haven’t won a game and they have failed to score in their last two games which ended in losses.

Granada, by contrast, are having a much better season.

They started their campaign with consecutive draws however they have won their last two games against Osasuna and Extremadura, scoring 5 goals and conceding just once in the process.

These teams have met at this venue already this season and while that game ended in a draw, it is the visitors who have gone on to have a much better season in terms of scoring and winning games.

Granada have a pleasing record in this fixture as they have never lost against Elche, despite facing Thursday’s opponents on ten occasions.

Of those ten, Granada have won three while each of the last two renewals have ended level.

Bookmakers are having a tough time separating these two teams – Elche are very slight favourites however the odds are razor close and both teams are separated by less than half a point.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Elche

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Elche 0-2 Reus Deportiu 1 Sep, 2018 Spanish Segunda División
D Osasuna 1-1 Elche 26 Aug, 2018 Spanish Segunda División
D Elche 0-0 Granada 18 Aug, 2018 Spanish Segunda División
L Atletico Madrid 3-0 Elche 29 Nov, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey
D Elche 1-1 Atletico Madrid 25 Oct, 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey

Granada

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Granada 2-0 Osasuna 2 Sep, 2018 Spanish Segunda División
D Granada 1-1 Lugo 26 Aug, 2018 Spanish Segunda División
D Elche 0-0 Granada 18 Aug, 2018 Spanish Segunda División
W Granada 2-1 Cádiz 2 Jun, 2018 Spanish Segunda División
L Sporting Gijón 2-1 Granada 27 May, 2018 Spanish Segunda División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Elche 0-0 Granada 18 Aug, 2018 Spanish Segunda División
Granada 1-0 Elche 31 Jan, 2015 Spanish Primera División
Elche 1-1 Granada 31 Aug, 2014 Spanish Primera División
Granada 1-0 Elche 22 Mar, 2014 Spanish Primera División
Elche 0-1 Granada 26 Oct, 2013 Spanish Primera División

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