Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid Prediction, 12/12/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (+105) Atlético Madrid (+240)
Karim Benzema and Real Madrid (6-2-3, 4th in La Liga) host Atlético Madrid (8-2-0, 1st in La Liga) at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers will be Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid. The line on this matchup has Real Madrid priced at +105 and the Red and Whites are at +240. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Real Madrid faced Sevilla in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they earned a 84.6% passes received percentage by converting 325 out of their 384 targeted passes last game. Real Madrid attempted 21 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 13 of those dribbles for a percentage of 61.9%. Regarding shot accuracy, Real Madrid walked away from the pitch at a 20.0% clip by hitting 2 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Real Madrid averages 1.36 g/90 (15 goals in total) and are sitting with 10 assists in all matches for the season.
Karim Benzema is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Real Madrid. He has accounted for 97 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards in his career. Benzema has started 377 matches during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.60 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has tallied 216 goals in 32,246 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Toni Kroos, the midfielder representing Germany. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 76 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 38 total goals. Kroos has been on the field for 27,638 minutes during 316 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 49 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.12 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Real Madrid is Thibaut Courtois. Courtois (208-73-66 mark in his career) has accumulated 152 clean sheets, which gives him a 43.4% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Belgium has faced 1,116 shots sent his way in 350 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.93 (324 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .723. Courtois has defended the goal for a total of 31,314 minutes and has 806 saves so far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Atlético Madrid took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Valladolid. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 472 of the 565 attempted passes earning a rate of 83.5%. Atlético Madrid ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 8 of the 16 dribbles they tried. Atlético Madrid had 4 SoT out of their 14 shots tried which had them sitting at a 28.6% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 20 goals and 16 assists in all their games, Atlético Madrid has an average of 2.00 goals and 1.60 assists per 90.
Joao Felix should be someone to watch for Atlético Madrid. The forward hailing from Portugal has totaled 4,116 minutes while earning 26 goals. He has accumulated 10 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. He is averaging 0.57 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 48 contests thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Angel Correa, the forward who is from Argentina. Correa has been given a total of 30 yellow card warnings in 9,074 professional minutes played (95 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.26. He has totaled 26 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 29 times.
Jan Oblak will be looking after the net for Atlético Madrid. So far in his career, Oblak has allowed 197 goals and has tallied 653 saves in 260 starts. He has given up 0.76 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 147-63-48. He has a save % of .779 and his shutout rate is currently 51.5%. Oblak has racked up 134 clean sheets while seeing 837 shots attempted against him in 23,305 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Real Madrid (+105)
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