On October 8 2016 at 17:00 in the regular game of the 9th matchday of the Spanish Segunda Division at the Martinez Valero Stadium Elche play against Gimnastic.
Elche were relegated from the Primera division because of the penalties for financial rules violations two years ago. In the previous season Elche only managed to take the 11th position in the standings of the Segunda. In the current season Elche have 10 points after 8 games played and have 10:11 goal difference. In the last five games they won once, drew once and lost three times.
The fans of Gimnastic are to be very disappointed with the results of their team. They have 5 points after 8 games played and 5:9 goal difference, which let them take the last place in the standings of the Segunda Division. They haven’t won a single game yet this season and it’s a sign of serious problems inside the team. In the last five games Elche lost three times and drew twice. Probably, they will have to try their best competing for staying in the league. Yet, if nothing significantly changes, they are not likely to succeed in that competition.
Elche won most of the games played between the teams. In the previous season they won the home game against Gimnastic 1:0. We must also admit that the last five games between the teams finished with 1:0 score where home team won. Considering the bad conditions of Gimnastic we think that Elche are to use their chance to improve the position in the standings.
Prediction for the match: Elche to win.