Eibar vs Real Madrid Prediction, 12/20/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eibar vs Real Madrid
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Ipurúa Municipal Stadium in Eibar, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Eibar (+700) Real Madrid (-250)
Toni Kroos and Real Madrid (8-2-3, 3rd in La Liga) head to Ipurúa Municipal Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Eibar (3-6-4, 11th in La Liga). The starting goaltenders will be Marko Dmitrovic for Eibar and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. The moneyline on this matchup has Eibar coming in at +700 and the Meringues are at -250. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Eibar took the field against Real Sociedad in their most recent game and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. In the passing game, they ended with a 70.1% passes received percentage by converting 286 out of their 408 targeted passes last match. Eibar tried 12 dribbles in this contest and completed 8 of those tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning shot accuracy, Eibar finished at a 25.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 16 shots. Eibar has an average of 0.69 goals per 90 minutes (9 goals in total) and are sitting with 6 assists in all matches for the year.
Kike is a guy who should impact this matchup for Eibar. Kike has started 204 outings during his soccer career and accounts for 0.35 goals per 90. The forward born in Spain has earned 71 goals scored in 18,025 professional minutes. He has totaled 19 assists while accumulating 31 yellow cards during his soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Esteban Burgos, the defender representing Argentina. He has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times during his soccer career while scoring 12 goals. Burgos has been on the field for 9,887 minutes in 109 starting assignments and has been given 42 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.11 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Eibar will be Marko Dmitrovic. Dmitrovic (67-51-84 mark in his career) has earned 63 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 31.0% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Serbia has seen 700 shots sent in his direction in 203 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.20 (244 total goals allowed) and his save % is .673. Dmitrovic has seen the pitch for a total of 18,280 minutes and has tallied 471 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Real Madrid got the victory with a final of 3-1 against Athletic Bilbao. Real Madrid finished the match with a 69.2% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 13 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by connecting on 643 of the 705 pass attempts for a percentage of 91.2%. Real Madrid converted 5 shots attempted out of 18 shots attempted which had them at a 27.8% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 19 goals and 14 assists in all their contests, Real Madrid is averaging 1.46 goals and 1.08 assists per 90 minutes.
Toni Kroos should provide a spark for Real Madrid. The midfielder representing Germany has been on the pitch for 27,818 minutes while earning 39 goals. He has accounted for 49 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 77 times. He has an average of 0.13 goals per 90 mins and has started 318 games in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Karim Benzema, the forward hailing from France. He has accounted for 218 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 97 different times. Benzema has been handed a total of 9 yellow cards in 32,426 mins (379 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.61.
Thibaut Courtois will be looking after the goal for Real Madrid. Thus far in his career, Courtois has allowed 325 goals while totaling 810 saves in 352 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.93 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 210-73-66. He is the owner of a save percentage of .723 and his clean sheet rate is 43.5%. Courtois has racked up 153 clean sheets while seeing 1,121 shots against him in 31,494 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-250)
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