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| On Mar 13, 2021 11:47 AM IST

RM vs ELC Dream11 Tips for Real Madrid vs Elche La Liga Fixtures 13 March

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RM vs ELC Dream11: Elche travel to the Spanish capital to take on Real Madrid in the La Liga at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium. Real are chasing Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in the table and are in third place, 2 points behind 2nd and 8 points behind 1st place. Their last 2 games were draws albeit to tough sides like Sociedad and Atleti. An 88th-minute goal from Karim Benzema ensured that the Madrid derby didn’t end in heartbreak for the Los Blancos. Elche has troubles of their own and are battling relegation but enter this game having beaten Sevilla 2-1 last week.

Date: 13th March, Saturday
Kick-Off: 8:45 pm (IST)
Venue: Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid

La Liga Table: Real Madrid is 3rd in the table with Elche in 17th place.

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Recent Form
Real Madrid: WWWDD
Elche: LWLLW

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings): Real Madrid have won 4 out of their last 5 games against Elche, drawing one.

RM vs ELC Today Match Prediction Details

Real Madrid News

Injury Report and Unavailability:
• Dani Carvajal has been out with a thigh injury and will not feature for this game.
• Mariano Diaz will be out for a few weeks with a muscular injury.

Expected Changes and Strategy:
• Real Madrid will field the same players who started against Atletico Madrid last week.
• Zinedine Zidane will set-up in his usual 4-3-3 and deploy a direct approach.
• Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will be tasked with playing line-breaking passes to the likes of Rodrygo and Marco Asensio.

Real Madrid Starting XI (likely)

Thibaut Courtois (GK)
Lucas Vazquez
Nachi Fernandez
Raphael Varane
Ferland Mendy
Casemiro
Luka Modric
Toni Kroos
Marco Asensio
Karim Benzema
Rodrygo

Elche News

Injury Report and Unavailability:
• Elche are only without Emiliano Rigoni who has suffered a hamstring injury.

Expected Changes and Strategy:
• Johan Mojica is likely to replace Josema in that left-back position.
• Elche will look to sit back and wait for Real Madrid to commit men forward.
• This will aid a counter-attack given the width in their 4-4-2 formation.

Elche Starting XI (likely)

Edgar Badia (GK)
Antonio Barragan
Gonzalo Verdu
Dani Calvo
Johan Mojica
Tete Morente
Raul Guti
Ivan Marcone
Fidel Chaves
Luca Boye
Guido Carrillo

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Karim Benzema – Benzema has been carrying Real Madrid’s attacking mantle for years now and is as reliable as ever. He has scored a goal in each of the Los Blancos’ last 3 games and has 13 goals and 5 assists in his 22 starts this season. He has 37 shots on target as well with 29 successful dribbles and a pass accuracy of 84%.

Fidel Chaves – Playing on the left-wing, Chaves has 4 goals and 3 assists this season and has been one of Elche’s better players this season. He has created 29 goal-scoring chances this season and has succeeded in 30 attempted dribbles while also whipping in 23 accurate crosses.

Differential Pick

Lucas Vazquez – Flexible anywhere on the right flank, Lucas Vazquez has been slotting in at right-back this season. Despite that, he has 2 goals and 4 assists so far while creating 43 goal-scoring chances. He also bagged the assist for Real’s equalizing goal against Real Sociedad last week. Vazquez has succeeded in 70% of his attempted dribbles while whipping in 22 accurate crosses, something Benzema will love to get on the end of.

RM vs ELC Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Courtois
Defenders – Mendy, Vazquez (VC), Varane
Midfielders – Kroos, Morente, Guti, Marcone
Forwards – Rodrygo, Benzema (C), Boye

Likely Winner

The RM vs ELC Today Match Prediction is a must-win for Real Madrid if they want to close the gap between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona who have relatively easier fixtures too. The Los Blancos have found goals hard to come by this season and Elche will not make it any easier for them. Real Madrid should win the game but a smash and grab can not be expected. A hard-fought win should be on the cards for Zinedine Zidane’s men.

Suraj Shivshankar @Srj1511

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