Atlético Madrid vs Elche Prediction, 12/19/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlético Madrid vs Elche
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Atlético Madrid (-714) Elche (+7900)
Luis Suarez and Atlético Madrid (8-2-1, 1st in La Liga) play Elche (3-5-3, 14th in La Liga) at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid and Edgar Badia for Elche. The odds on this matchup have Atlético Madrid coming in at -714 and the Green-Striped Ones are at +7900. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Atlético Madrid played Real Madrid in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. Atlético Madrid attempted 22 dribbles in this outing and converted 13 of the tries for a percentage of 59.1%. In sharing the ball, they had a 89.2% received passes rate by completing 472 out of their 529 pass targets last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Atlético Madrid finished the game at a 50.0% rate by hitting 9 SoT of 18 total shots. Atlético Madrid averages 1.82 goals per 90 (20 goals in total) and have 16 assists In all contests this year.
Luis Suarez is a player who should be able to impact this match for Atlético Madrid. Suarez has had a starting assignment in 424 matches during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.75 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Uruguay has totaled 311 goals scored in 37,538 minutes. He has totaled 139 assists while earning 89 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Joao Felix, the forward hailing from Portugal. He has helped on a goal 10 times thus far in his career while scoring 26 total goals. Felix has been on the field for 4,175 minutes during 49 career starts and has been given a total of 10 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.56 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Atlético Madrid will be Jan Oblak. Oblak has seen the pitch for 23,395 mins and has 654 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.77 (199 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .777. The keeper born in Slovenia has seen 840 shots sent his way in 261 starts. Oblak (147-63-49 record in his career) has earned 134 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 51.3% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Elche took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Granada. Elche finished the match with a 91.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 481 out of their 546 attempted passes earning a rate of 88.1%. Elche connected on 10 shots attempted out of the team's 26 shots attempted earning them a 38.5% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 9 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, Elche averages 0.82 goals and 0.55 assists per 90 min.
Pere Milla will need to provide a spark for Elche. The forward from Spain has totaled 6,837 professional minutes and has scored 15 goals. He has 15 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. He averages 0.20 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 77 contests during his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Fidel, the midfielder who represents Spain. Fidel has been handed a total of 53 yellow card cautions in 22,050 mins (250 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.20. He has 49 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 40 different times.
Edgar Badia is expected to look after the net for Elche. During his career, Badia has allowed 172 goals while tallying 428 saves in 169 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.02 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 53-59-57. He has earned a save percentage of .792 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 34.3%. Badia has accumulated 58 clean sheets and has defended 548 shots attempted against him in 15,210 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Elche (+7900)
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