Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction, 11/21/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlético Madrid vs Barcelona
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Atlético Madrid (+175) Barcelona (+175)
Luis Suarez and Atlético Madrid (5-2-0, 3rd in La Liga) host Barcelona (3-2-2, 8th in La Liga) at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid and Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona. Barcelona are priced at +175 while the Red and Whites are also at +175. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Atlético Madrid faced Cadiz in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 4 - 0. In regard to passing, they earned a 92.5% passes received rate by completing 717 of the 775 targeted passes in their last outing. Atlético Madrid attempted 10 dribbles in this contest and converted 5 of the dribbles for a rate of 50.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Atlético Madrid wrapped this game up at a 41.2% clip by putting 7 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Atlético Madrid is averaging 2.43 g/90 (17 goals in total) and have earned 13 assists in all matches for the year.
Luis Suarez is a player who should be able to impact this game for Atlético Madrid. Suarez has started 422 games so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.75 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Uruguay has 311 goals in 37,404 minutes played. He has accounted for 139 assists while tallying 88 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Joao Felix, the forward representing Portugal. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 26 goals. Felix has played 3,954 minutes in 47 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 9 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.59 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Atlético Madrid is Jan Oblak. Oblak has defended the goal for 23,035 mins and has accumulated 644 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 0.77 (197 total goals given up) and he has a save % of .777. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovenia has seen 828 shots tried at him in 257 career starts. Oblak (144-63-48 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 131 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 51.0% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Barcelona walked away with a victory by a final of 5 - 2 against Betis. They wrapped up this outing by completing 572 of the 644 attempted passes for a rate of 88.8%. Barcelona earned a 64.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. Barcelona converted 7 shots on goal out of 15 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 46.7% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 13 goals and 8 assists In all their contests, Barcelona averages 1.86 goals and 1.14 assists per 90 min.
Antoine Griezmann should be someone to watch for Barcelona. He has an average of 0.44 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 360 matches during his soccer career. The forward born in France has earned 30,743 mins and has scored 151 goals. He has totaled 58 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 52 times. You should also watch out for Lionel Messi, the forward representing Argentina. Messi has earned himself 48 yellow card cautions in 39,649 mins (437 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 1.01. He has scored 447 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 184 times.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will be residing in front of the goal for Barcelona. Stegen has tallied 100 clean sheets while seeing 1,046 shots against him in 23,299 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of .765 and his shutout rate is 38.6%. He has given up 0.99 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 158-57-44. Thus far in his career, Stegen has given up 255 goals and has tallied 799 stops in 259 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlético Madrid (+175)
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