Elche vs Granada Prediction, 12/13/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Elche vs Granada
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Alicante, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Elche (+200) Granada (+162)
Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero is the venue where Fidel and Elche (3-5-2, 10th in La Liga) will take on Granada (4-3-4, 7th in La Liga) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Edgar Badia for Elche and Rui Silva for Granada. Elche are priced +200 while the Nazaríes are at +162. The total has been set at 2.
Elche stepped onto the pitch against Villarreal in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. In the passing game, they had a 81.7% received passes rate by converting 361 out of their 442 pass attempts last match. Elche attempted 18 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 14 of those attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Elche wrapped this game up at a 0% clip by hitting 0 shots on target out of 4 shots. Elche has an average of 0.90 goals per 90 min (9 total goals) and have racked up 6 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Fidel is a player who can be a difference maker for Elche. Fidel has been in the starting lineup in 249 outings in his career while he scores 0.20 goals per 90. The midfielder born in Spain has 49 goals in 21,960 professional minutes played. He has totaled 40 assists while accumulating 53 yellow card warnings so far in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Pere Milla, the forward who is from Spain. Milla has been on the pitch for 6,792 minutes in 76 career starts and has been given a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 15 goals. He scores 0.20 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Elche is Edgar Badia. Badia (53-59-56 record in his career) has recorded 58 clean sheets, which has earned him a 34.5% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Spain has faced 543 shots tried against him in 168 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.02 (171 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of .792. Badia has seen the pitch for a total of 15,120 minutes and has earned 424 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Granada earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 3-3 against Huesca. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 337 out of their 439 pass attempts earning a percentage of 76.8%. Granada finished the match with a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. Granada had 6 shots on target out of 15 shots attempted giving them a 40.0% clip in their last outing. With a total of 14 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, Granada is averaging 1.27 goals and 0.91 assists per 90 min.
Darwin Machis should provide solid play for Granada. He currently averages 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 128 games during his career. The forward representing Venezuela has been on the field for 11,941 mins while he has scored 41 goals. He has tallied 30 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Yangel Herrera, the midfielder born in Venezuela. Herrera has earned himself 45 yellow card cautions in 8,999 mins (103 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.08. He has 8 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 7 different times.
Rui Silva will be residing in front of the goal for Granada. Silva has totaled 44 shutouts while defending 412 shots attempted against him in 12,355 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of .665 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.4%. He has given up 1.25 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 52-33-51. So far in his career, Silva has allowed 172 goals and has 269 stops in 136 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Granada (+162)
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