Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction, 10/24/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
TV: beIN SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Barcelona (+121) Real Madrid (+175)
Vinicius Junior and Real Madrid (3-1-1, 3rd in La Liga) head to Camp Nou on Saturday where they'll take on Barcelona (2-1-1, 9th in La Liga). The goalies who are expected to start are Neto for Barcelona and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Real Madrid are priced at +175 while the Blaugrana are at +121. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Barcelona as a team have scored 6 goals this season, which is 7th in La Liga. They have attempted 41 shots at the goal with 18 of them being on target, which comes out to a 43.9% shots on target percentage. Barcelona has controlled possession for 60% of matches while successfully dribbling 70.7% of the time (1st in the league). Their players have received 2,318 passes on 2,614 tries so far this year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 88.7%.
Lionel Messi is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Barcelona. Messi has been given a starting assignment in 435 outings so far in his career while he scores 1.02 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Argentina has recorded 445 goals in 39,424 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 184 assists while accumulating 46 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Antoine Griezmann, the forward representing France. He has assisted on a goal 51 times during his career and he has scored 149 goals. Griezmann has been on the pitch for 30,566 minutes in 358 career starting assignments and has been given 58 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.44 goals per 90 mins in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Barcelona will be Neto. Neto has defended the goal for 13,995 minutes and has 481 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.03 (160 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .763. The goalie from Brazil has faced 629 shots sent his way in 155 career starts. Neto (74-41-40 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 53 shutouts, which leaves him with a 34.2% shutout percentage.
Real Madrid has totaled 3,122 targets this season (2nd in La Liga) with 2,766 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 88.6% and they have controlled possession of the ball 63% of the time. The Meringues have dribbled successfully 66.7% of the time on the campaign while totaling 5 goals. They have been able to complete 22.1% of their shots on target out of 68 total shots.
Vinicius Junior should be able to be counted on for Real Madrid. He has an average of 0.30 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 39 matches so far in his career. The forward hailing from Brazil has 4,206 professional minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has totaled 10 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times. You should also keep an eye on Karim Benzema, the forward who is from France. Benzema has been handed 9 yellow card cautions in 31,901 professional minutes played (373 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.60. He has tallied 213 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 95 times.
Thibaut Courtois will look after the net for the Meringues. During his career, Courtois has given up 315 goals while he has accounted for 795 stops in 344 starts. He has allowed 0.92 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 205-72-64. He holds a save percentage of .723 and his shutout rate is 43.9%. Courtois has totaled 151 shutouts while seeing 1,101 shots attempted against him in 30,774 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Real Madrid (+175)
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