Elche host Real Madrid on Wednesday night in a meeting between two clubs at either end of the Spanish top flight.
The Alicante-based outfit are the only La Liga team without a single win this season, leaving them firmly at the foot of the table. Real Madrid, by comparison, are unbeaten across all competitions, riding high at the summit after victory in El Clasico on Sunday afternoon.
Here's everything you need to know about the meeting between two clubs with contrasting fortunes.
Where are Elche vs Real Madrid playing?
- Location: Elche, Spain
- Stadium: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero
- Date: Wednesday 19 October
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST
Where can you watch Elche vs Real Madrid in the UK?
- Streaming Service: LaLigaTV
- Streaming Service: Premier Player
- Broadcast Time: 19:30 (BST)
Where can you watch Elche vs Real Madrid in The United States?
- Streaming Service: ESPN+
- Broadcast Time EST: 15:00
- Broadcast Time PST: 12:00
Where can you watch Elche vs Real Madrid in Canada?
- Channel: TSN
- Streaming Service: TSN App
- Broadcast Time (EST): 15:00
Where can you watch Elche vs Real Madrid Highlights?
- Channel: Premier Sports
- Stream: La Liga YouTube channel
Elche vs Real Madrid H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Elche: 0 Wins
Real Madrid: 3 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Real Madrid: DWWDW
Elche team news
Pedro Bigas was stretchered off during Elche's 2-2 draw with Valencia on Saturday after catching Giorgi Mamardashvili's elbow in his face. The centre-back is unlikely to feature as soon as Wednesday after such a collision.
The veteran winger Fidel is also a doubt after missing the last three matches with a hamstring strain.
Elche predicted lineup vs Real Madrid
Elche Starting 11 (3-4-3): Badia; Palacios, Roco, Gonzalez; Josan, Mascarell, Guti, Clerc; Collado, Milla, Morente.
Bench: Werner, Lopez, Verdu, Pastore, Quina, Roger, Ponce, Fernandez, Lirola.
Real Madrid team news
Thibaut Courtois didn't recover from his back problems in time to feature against Barcelona on Sunday. Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that the keeper will return to training this week but was deliberately vague about his reintroduction thereafter, offering: "We'll see for Wednesday or next Sunday."
Dani Ceballos is expected to remain on the sidelines with a hamstring problem but Antonio Rudiger came off the bench on Sunday despite receiving 20 stitches in his forehead in midweek.
Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Elche
Real Madrid Starting 11 (4-3-3): Lunin; Vazquez, Militao, Rudiger, Mendy; Valverde, Tchouameni, Camavinga; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius.
Bench: Lopez, Alaba, Hazard, Modric, Asensio, Kroos, Carvajal, Nacho, Diaz.
Elche vs Real Madrid score prediction
Elche's lowly standing is hardly a miscarriage of footballing justice. The team's dire underlying numbers reflect the struggles which ultimately led to the departure of manager Francisco this month. His permanent replacement, the returning Jorge Almiron, watched his side battle out a draw with Valencia on Saturday, but Real Madrid pose an altogether tougher challenge.
There is the distinct possibility that Los Blancos approach the contest with an air of 'after the Lord Mayor's show' in the wake of El Clasico. However, even a second-string Madrid side should have enough to overcome the worst team in the division.
Prediction: Elche 1-3 Real Madrid