Unless manager Pablo Machin can quickly find a winning formula starting with Friday night’s match up with Celta Vigo, Liga Santander basement club Elche are in danger of breaking the record for least points ever registered in Spain’s top flight. Los Franjiverdes, as they are fondly called, are the only team in Europe’s top five divisions that is yet to win a league match. The Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero based side only has four points from 15 outings in Spanish Primera Liga.
Elche have been at sixes and sevens all season, with their latest setback coming midweek when they were knocked out of the Copa del Rey – Spain’s equivalent of the FA Cup by lower division Ceuta. If they continue with on their current negative trajectory, the Green Striped Ones won’t be able to beat the unwanted record of 13 points that was recorded by Sporting Gijon in 1997/98.