Granada vs Valencia Prediction, 12/30/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Granada vs Valencia
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in Granada, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Granada (+121) Valencia (+195)
Carlos Soler and Valencia (3-6-6, 14th in La Liga) travel to Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes on Wednesday where they'll take on Granada (6-3-5, 7th in La Liga). The expected starting goalies will be Rui Silva for Granada and Jaume Domenech for Valencia. Valencia are priced at +195 while the Nazaríes are at +121. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Granada played Real Madrid in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. Granada tried 12 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 5 of the tries for a rate of 41.7%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 74.5% received passes rate by converting 225 out of their 302 pass attempts in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Granada finished at a 20.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 10 shots. Granada sports an average of 1.21 g/90 (17 goals in total) and have accounted for 11 assists in all games for the season.
Luis Javier Suarez is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Granada. He has totaled 5 assists while accumulating 22 yellow cards so far in his career. Suarez has started 70 games so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Columbia has 29 goals scored in 6,052 mins. Another guy who should impact this match is Roberto Soldado, the forward who is from Spain. Soldado has 28,395 minutes during 323 career starts and has been handed a total of 119 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 54 times so far in his career and he has scored 161 goals. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Granada will be Rui Silva. Silva has been on the pitch for a total of 12,625 minutes and has 275 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.24 (174 total goals given up) and his save % is .667. The goalkeeper born in Portugal has had 420 shots sent in his direction in 139 career starting assignments. Silva (54-33-52 record during his career) has earned 46 shutouts, which leaves him with a 33.1% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Valencia took a loss by a score of 1-0 against Sevilla. They finished the contest by completing 202 out of their 267 passes they attempted for a rate of 75.7%. Valencia finished the match with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 9 dribbles they tried. Valencia converted 4 shots tried out of their 10 shots tried giving them a 40.0% clip in their last outing. With a total of 20 goals and 12 assists in all their games, Valencia is averaging 1.33 goals and 0.80 assists per 90.
Carlos Soler should be someone to watch for Valencia. He scores 0.12 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 107 contests so far in his career. The midfielder representing Spain has been on the field for 9,518 mins and he has scored 13 goals. He has tallied 22 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped on a goal 15 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Maxi Gomez, the forward representing Uruguay. He has collected 73 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 11 different times. Gomez has been given 34 yellow card cautions in 13,220 mins played (150 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.50.
Jaume Domenech will look after the net for Valencia. In his pro soccer career, Domenech has conceded 73 goals and has accumulated 211 stops in 58 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.24 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 20-18-20. He has a save percentage of .754 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.6%. Domenech has 16 clean sheets while seeing 280 shots against him in 5,284 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Granada (+121)
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