RB Salzburg vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, 12/9/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Salzburg vs Atletico Madrid
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena (Salzburg) in Klessheim, Austria
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: RB Salzburg (+146) Atletico Madrid (+146)
Luis Suarez and Atletico Madrid (1-3-1 in Champions League) are headed to Red Bull Arena (Salzburg) on Wednesday where they'll meet RB Salzburg (1-1-3 in Champions League). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Cican Stankovic for RB Salzburg and Jan Oblak for Atletico Madrid. The odds on this game have RB Salzburg coming in at +146 and Atletico Madrid are at +146. The O/U is set at 3.
RB Salzburg faced off with Lokomotiv Moscow in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 3-1. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 76.4% passes received percentage by converting 346 of the 453 passing targets last game. RB Salzburg tried 21 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 13 of those dribbles for a rate of 61.9%. Concerning shot accuracy, RB Salzburg ended this match at a 30.0% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 20 shots. RB Salzburg is averaging 3.30 g/90 (33 goals in total) and are sitting with 23 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Sekou Koita is a guy who can be a difference maker for RB Salzburg. Koita has been in the starting lineup in 25 outings so far in his career and accounts for 0.90 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Mali has totaled 23 goals in 2,296 minutes played. He has totaled 7 assists while tallying 3 yellow card warnings during his career. Another player who should impact this match is Mergim Berisha, the forward taking the field for Germany. Berisha has been on the field for 4,721 mins during 52 starting assignments and has been handed 8 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 11 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 25 goals. He scores 0.48 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for RB Salzburg will be Cican Stankovic. Stankovic has seen the pitch for a total of 11,869 mins and is sitting with 329 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.28 (169 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of .672. The keeper playing for RB Salzburg has faced 494 shots sent in his direction in 133 career starts. Stankovic (75-28-28 record in his career) has accounted for 39 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.3% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Atletico Madrid earned three points by winning 2-0 against Valladolid. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 472 out of their 565 attempted passes for a percentage of 83.5%. Atletico Madrid finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 8 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. Atletico Madrid connected on 4 shots on target out of their 14 shots attempted which gave them a 28.6% clip in their last outing. With 20 goals and 16 assists in all their games, Atletico Madrid averages 2.00 goals and 1.60 assists per 90 min.
Luis Suarez will be someone to watch for Atletico Madrid. He scores 0.75 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 423 games in his career. The forward from Uruguay has earned 37,466 minutes and has earned 311 goals. He has accumulated 89 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 139 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Joao Felix, the forward playing for Atletico Madrid. He has 26 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 10 different times. Felix has been given a total of 10 yellow card warnings in 4,116 professional minutes played (48 starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.57.
Jan Oblak will look after the goal for Atletico Madrid. Oblak has accumulated 134 shutouts and has seen 837 shots attempted against him in 23,305 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of .779 and his shutout rate is currently 51.5%. He has allowed 0.76 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 147-63-48. During his pro soccer career, Oblak has conceded 197 goals and has tallied 653 stops in 260 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atletico Madrid (+146)
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