Elche, at the bottom of the table with 12 points, will be looking to make it two wins in a row at the Manuel Martinez Valero when they host 14th-placed Valladolid on Saturday at 15:15 GMT.
Elche bounced back from a three-match losing streak to grab a surprise three points away to Mallorca last Saturday. They will be looking to extend this run of form as they seek to give themselves a fighting chance of remaining in La Liga.
Valladolid are just 2 points off the drop zone. They also bounced back from a three-match winless run with a win at home to Espanyol last Sunday. They will bid to back this result with a win at bottom-of-the-table Elche on Saturday.
Elche will be without centre-back John Donald (fibula fracture), right winger Alex Collado (tear in the abductor’s muscle), and left winger (collarbone fracture).
Valladolid will be without three players in their trip to Elche on Saturday. Central midfielder Anuar is out with a cruciate ligament fracture, goalkeeper Jordi Masip is sidelined with a shoulder injury, and left winger Kenedy tore his muscle bundle.
Elche will look to be compact in midfield and solid at the back. They will attack mainly through the counter. Valladolid will employ a similar approach. This will be a cagey affair.
Elche will edge this match and take the three points on offer.
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