Elche vs Valencia Prediction, 10/23/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Elche vs Valencia
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Location: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Alicante, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Elche (+185) Valencia (+139)
Fidel and Elche (2-1-1, 12th in La Liga) play Valencia (2-1-3, 13th in La Liga) at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero on Friday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Edgar Badia for Elche and Jasper Cillessen for Valencia. Elche are priced at +185 while the Ches are at +139. The total opens at 1.5.
Elche have earned 3 goals this season, which ranks them 20th in La Liga. They have attempted 19 shots at the goal with 7 being on target, which is a 36.8% SOT percentage. Elche has controlled possession of the ball for 46% of matches while they dribble successfully 56.3% of the time (17th in La Liga). They have received 1,392 passes from teammates on 1,646 targets on the campaign, which makes their receiving percentage 84.6%.
Fidel is a player who should impact this matchup for Elche. Fidel has started 245 matches so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.20 G/90. The midfielder hailing from Spain has accumulated 47 goals in 21,618 professional minutes. He has accounted for 39 assists while accumulating 51 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Pere Milla, the forward born in Spain. He has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times during his career while scoring 15 goals. Milla has been on the pitch for 6,282 mins in 70 starts and has been given a total of 13 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.21 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Elche will be Edgar Badia. Badia has seen the pitch for 14,580 minutes and is sitting with 403 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.01 (164 goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of .794. The goalkeeper from Spain has faced 515 shots attempted against him in 162 starts. Badia (52-55-55 record in his career) has accumulated 57 shutouts, which gives him a 35.2% clean sheet rate.
Valencia has totaled 2,124 targets for the year (11th in La Liga) with 1,865 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.8% and they control possession of the ball 43.5% of the time. The Ches have had success dribbling 64% of the time for the year while accumulating 8 goals. They have connected on 44.2% of their shots on target out of 52 total shots.
Maxi Gomez will need to provide a lift for Valencia. He sports an average of 0.51 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 143 matches in his career. The forward hailing from Uruguay has played 12,615 mins and he has scored 72 goals. He has accumulated 31 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 11 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kevin Gameiro, the forward from France. He has 146 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 38 times. Gameiro has earned himself 9 yellow card warnings in 26,003 minutes played (283 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.51.
Jasper Cillessen will be residing in front of the goal for the Ches. Cillessen has recorded 62 shutouts while seeing 697 shots against him in 14,758 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of .778 and his shutout rate is currently at 38.0%. He has allowed 0.99 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 88-47-31. In his career, Cillessen has conceded 162 goals while earning 542 saves in 163 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Elche (+185)
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