Celta Vigo vs Atlético Madrid Prediction, 10/17/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Atlético Madrid
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
TV: beIN SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (+350) Atlético Madrid (-149)
Estadio de Balaídos is the venue where Santi Mina and Celta de Vigo (1-2-2, 13th in La Liga) will take on Atlético Madrid (1-2-0, 12th in La Liga) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Ivan Villar for Celta de Vigo and Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid. Atlético Madrid are priced at -149 while the Celtics are at +350. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Celta Vigo have scored 3 goals this season, which is currently 16th in the league. They have attempted 53 shots with 17 being on target, which comes out to a 32.1% SOT percentage. Celta Vigo has been able to maintain possession for 50.4% of contests while they successfully dribble 58.2% of the time (14th in La Liga). Their players have received 1,592 passes on 1,893 targets for the year, making their receiving percentage 84.1%.
Santi Mina is a guy who can be a difference maker for Celta Vigo. He has totaled 14 assists while accumulating 23 yellow card cautions in his career. Mina has been given a starting assignment in 118 contests so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Spain has earned 44 goals scored in 10,833 mins played. One more player who could decide who wins is Iago Aspas, the forward representing Spain. He has assisted on a goal 40 times during his career while he has scored 133 total goals. Aspas has totaled 20,915 minutes in 237 starts and has been given a total of 60 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.57 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Celta Vigo will be Ivan Villar. Villar has defended the goal for 820 mins and has accumulated 18 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.65 (15 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .548. The goalie from Spain has had 31 shots sent in his direction in 9 starts. Villar (1-3-5 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 2 shutouts, which gives him a 22.2% shutout rate.
The Red and Whites have been able to dribble successfully 73.2% of the time for the season while earning 6 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 93.1% and they have controlled possession of the ball 57.7% of the time. Atlético Madrid has totaled 1,701 targets on the year (11th in the league) and they have 1,583 completed passes. They have been able to connect on 27.9% of their shots on target out of 43 total shots.
Luis Suarez will need to provide a lift for Atlético Madrid. He sports an average of 0.75 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 419 matches so far in his career. The forward who is from Uruguay has played 37,180 mins while scoring 308 goals. He has 87 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 139 times. Make sure to watch out for Joao Felix, the forward hailing from Portugal. He has earned 22 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times. Felix has been given a total of 9 yellow cards in 3,705 mins (45 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.53.
Jan Oblak will reside in front of the net for the Red and Whites. In his La Liga career, Oblak has conceded 196 goals while tallying 631 saves in 253 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.78 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 140-63-48. He sports a save percentage of .774 and his clean sheet rate is 50.6%. Oblak has recorded 128 clean sheets while he has seen 814 shots against him in 22,675 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+350)
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