Real Sociedad vs Atlético Madrid Prediction, 12/22/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Sociedad vs Atlético Madrid
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastián, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Real Sociedad (+240) Atlético Madrid (+138)
Anoeta Stadium is the site where Portu and Real Sociedad (7-5-3, 3rd in La Liga) will play Atlético Madrid (9-2-1, 1st in La Liga) on Tuesday. The men protecting the net are Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad and Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid. Real Sociedad are priced +240 while the Red and Whites are at +138. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Real Sociedad faced off with Levante in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. In the passing game, they ended with a 79.9% rate by connecting on 366 of the 458 pass attempts in their last match. Real Sociedad attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 8 of those tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding shot accuracy, Real Sociedad walked away from the pitch at a 35.7% rate by landing 5 SoT of 14 shots. Real Sociedad is averaging 1.67 goals per 90 minutes (25 total goals) and have earned 13 assists in all matches this season.
Portu is a player who should be able to impact this match for Real Sociedad. Portu has started 212 outings during his soccer career and he tallies 0.25 G/90. The forward representing Spain has earned 51 goals in 18,734 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 27 assists while accumulating 34 yellow card warnings in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Alexander Isak, the forward hailing from Sweden. He has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 35 total goals. Isak has played 5,308 mins in 58 starting assignments and has been given 9 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.59 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Real Sociedad is Alejandro Remiro. Remiro (49-26-42 record in his career) has tallied 35 shutouts, which has earned him a 29.7% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Spain has seen 448 shots tried at him in 118 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.07 (126 goals conceded) and his save % is .748. Remiro has seen the pitch for 10,553 minutes and has tallied 331 stops so far in his career.
For their last game, Atlético Madrid took home the win by a final score of 3-1 against Elche. Atlético Madrid finished the match with a 44.4% successful dribble rate by connecting on 4 of the 9 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 465 of the 517 passing tries for a rate of 89.9%. Atlético Madrid had 5 shots tried out of their 11 shots tried which had them sitting at a 45.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 23 goals and 18 assists for all their matches, Atlético Madrid has an average of 1.92 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Joao Felix will be counted on for Atlético Madrid. He has an average of 0.55 goals per 90 minutes and has started 50 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Portugal has totaled 4,247 minutes and he has scored 26 goals. He has tallied 10 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 10 times. You should also keep an eye on Luis Suarez, the forward representing Uruguay. He has accumulated 313 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 139 different times. Suarez has been handed 89 yellow card cautions in 37,611 mins played (425 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.75.
Jan Oblak is expected to look after the goal for Atlético Madrid. During his professional soccer career, Oblak has given up 200 goals and has accounted for 656 stops in 262 starts. He has surrendered 0.77 goals per 90 while holding a record of 148-63-49. He has a save percentage of .777 and his clean sheet rate is currently 51.1%. Oblak has accumulated 134 shutouts and defended 843 shots attempted against him in 23,485 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlético Madrid (+138) and under 2.25 goals
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