Real Madrid 4-0 Elche – Betting Review



Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. The home side Real Madrid was a massive favourite @ 1.21 to win, and they duly obliged without any issues or scares.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Real Madrid won very easily despite missing key man Vini Junior. As expected the Brazilian winger left them less inventive but the opponent was so below them in terms of quality, they had enough to destroy the handicap of -2 @1.94.

Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all. The overs here was reliant on Madrid scoring 3 or more goals and they achieved that, in part thanks to a couple of spot kicks, but merited. Over 3.25 @ 2.03 won comfortably.



Match Summary

Thanks to a walk-in-the-park victory over basement club Elche, Real Madrid moved to within eight points of leaders Barcelona with their Wednesday night procession.

Missing Vini Junior but otherwise, with a strong and committed unit, the home side began with the right attitude and cruised this match. Getting the game won by the break and then sitting off in the second half.

Madrid worked chances frequently and the size of the win really could have been more.  The two clubs looked divisions apart, with Elche ultimately content to lose by the margin they did to save some face. Fair score 5-0.

Real Madrid started well and easily dispatched La Liga’s bottom side Elche 4-0 at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.

Los Blancos started in blistering fashion, with Éder Militão sending a shot inches wide with a thunderous shot. Moments later, Marco Asensio danced through a couple of soft tackles and slotted past Elche goalkeeper Edgar Badia.

Despite winning their first league game of the season against Villarreal last time out, Elche never settled in this game and was on the back foot immediately.

With the chances coming thick and fast for the hosts; Benzema should have done better with a header before Valverde’s side-footed effort was tipped wide by Badia.

Just after the half-hour mark, Enzo Roco gave away a penalty for a handball, quite a soft penalty but the 2-0 was merited, with Benzema duly converting the spot kick.

The Frenchman got another goal from 12 yards before the break after Rodrygo was tripped inside the area, handing Ancelotti’s men another penalty.

At 3-0, Real Madrid eased off gradually which meant the result ended up being not too embarrassing for Elche.

The second half maintained a familiar pattern initially, with Badia kept busy when saving efforts from Rodrygo, Benzama, and Asensio. Gradually, however, the intensity and desire to score goals dropped from the home side.

After Benzema was replaced, Elche would have felt relieved and although they gradually had a lot more harmless possession and the odd dangerous attack, it was Luka Modric that got the final goal when he fired an unstoppable effort past a helpless Badia for 4-0.