LaLiga: Barcelona vs Elche: times, TV and how to watch online
All the information you need to watch the Week 18 LaLiga game between Barcelona and Elche at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Saturday 18 December.
The Catalans return to Camp Nou this Saturday at 6.30 pm local time in the week 18 LaLiga match.
Barça has kept a clean sheet in the last ten games against the Elche, representing their longest streak in history without conceding a goal against the same Spanish top-flight rival. In addition, it is almost 40 years since the last defeat against Elche, a 1-0 in December 1974, with Rinus Michels on the Barça bench and Johan Cruyff in the starting 11. Since then, the balance has been 13 wins and four draws.
Barca has played 22 home games in LaLiga against Elche, with a very positive balance of 15 wins and seven draws for the Catalans. There is no rival against whom Barça has played so many games without suffering any defeat. On Saturday, Xavi's men will try to expand this statistic against Elche, who will seek their first victory at the Camp Nou to move away from the relegation zone.
Elche's prospective players
Lucas Boyé, The Argentine forward, who plays his second season as a footballer for Elche, is about to make history. He is the team's top scorer with five goals and is only two goals away from surpassing Jonathas (14) as the all-time leading scorer in the First Division in the 21st century. The Argentine, a natural striker, is part of the 'club' of seven footballers who have scored the most goals this season without having distributed any assistance, all of them with five goals.
Throughout history, different footballers have defended the colors of FC Barcelona and Elche. Currently, we find ex-Barcelona player Gerard Gumbau, who played up to nine games with the first team but had more prominence with the "Culer" subsidiary.
FC BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Dest, Piqué, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Nico, Gavi; Abde, Luuk De Jong y Dembélé.
ELCHE: Édgar Badía; Palacios, Enzo Roco, Diego González, Mojica; Marcone, Mascarell, Fidel; Tete Morente, Lucas Pérez y Boyé.
What time does Barcelona vs. Elche kick-off?
The 2021/20 LaLiga Week 18 meeting between Barcelona vs. Elche will be played at the Camp Nou in Barcelona on Saturday 18 December, with kick-off at 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT.
That's 18:30 hours local time CET and 5:30 pm UK time.
Find out what time the La Liga match between Barcelona vs. Elche kicks off wherever you are in the world.
Where can I watch Barcelona vs. Elche in the US and UK?
US viewers can tune in to watch the LaLiga match between Barcelona vs. Elche live via ESPN here.
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Barcelona vs. Elche:
United States: ESPN+
United Kingdom: Premier Sports 1, LaLigaTV, Premier Player HD
Barcelona vs. Elche: live AS USA coverage
You'll also be able to follow live-text coverage of Barcelona vs. Elche right here at AS USA. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off before taking you through the action as it unfolds.