Elche vs Real Madrid Prediction, 12/30/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Elche vs Real Madrid
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Alicante, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Elche (+560) Real Madrid (-294)
Toni Kroos and Real Madrid (10-2-3, 2nd in La Liga) are headed to Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero on Wednesday where they'll meet Elche (3-6-4, 16th in La Liga). The expected starting goalies will be Edgar Badia for Elche and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Elche are priced +560 while the Meringues are at -294. The over/under is set at 3.
Elche faced Osasuna in their most recent game and finished with a draw with a score of 2-2. In the passing game, they earned a 89.5% received passes percentage by completing 564 of the 630 pass attempts in their last game. Elche attempted 18 dribbles in this outing and completed 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 44.4%. Concerning shot accuracy, Elche wrapped this game up at a 28.6% clip by putting 2 shots on target out of 7 total shots. Elche sports an average of 0.92 goals per 90 minutes (12 total goals) and have accounted for 8 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Pere Milla is a player who should be able to impact this match for Elche. Milla has been in the starting lineup in 77 contests during his soccer career while scoring 0.20 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Spain has 15 goals scored in 6,841 mins. He has totaled 8 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards so far in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Fidel, the midfielder hailing from Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 40 times in his career while scoring 50 total goals. Fidel has been on the pitch for 22,230 minutes in 252 career starting assignments and has been given 53 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.20 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Elche is Edgar Badia. Badia (53-60-58 record during his career) has tallied 58 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 33.9% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has seen 559 shots tried at him in 171 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.04 (177 goals allowed) and his save % is .789. Badia has played for a total of 15,390 minutes and has tallied 435 saves in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Real Madrid took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Granada. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 543 of the 621 pass attempts for a percentage of 87.4%. Real Madrid finished the match with a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 out of the 8 dribbles they tried. Real Madrid converted 6 shots attempted out of the team's 23 shots attempted which gave them a 26.1% clip in their last game. With 24 goals and 19 assists in all competitions, Real Madrid averages 1.60 goals and 1.27 assists per 90.
Toni Kroos should provide solid play for Real Madrid. The midfielder who is from Germany has earned 27,998 professional minutes while scoring 39 goals. He has accounted for 49 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 77 times. He scores 0.13 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 320 games thus far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Karim Benzema, the forward who represents France. Benzema has been handed a total of 9 yellow cards in 32,606 professional minutes played (381 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.61. He has earned 220 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 99 times.
Thibaut Courtois will reside in front of the net for Real Madrid. During his pro soccer career, Courtois has surrendered 326 goals while tallying 814 stops in 354 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.93 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 212-73-66. He has a save % of .724 and his clean sheet rate is 43.5%. Courtois has earned 154 clean sheets while defending 1,126 shots against him in 31,674 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-294)
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