Sevilla vs Real Madrid Prediction, 12/5/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sevilla vs Real Madrid
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Sevilla (+170) Real Madrid (+150)
Lucas Ocampos and Sevilla (5-1-3, 5th in La Liga) host Real Madrid (5-2-3, 4th in La Liga) at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Tomas Vaclik for Sevilla and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Real Madrid are priced at +150 while the Palanganas are at +170. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Sevilla played Huesca in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 88.1% passes received rate by connecting on 524 out of their 595 pass attempts last match. Sevilla attempted 12 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 7 of those tries for a percentage of 58.3%. Concerning shot accuracy, Sevilla walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 16 total shots. Sevilla averages 1.33 goals per 90 (12 total goals) and are sitting with 9 assists in all competitions for the year.
Lucas Ocampos is a player who should impact this matchup for Sevilla. Ocampos has been in the starting lineup in 149 contests in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.28 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Argentina has earned 44 goals in 14,199 professional minutes played. He has 22 assists while accumulating 43 yellow card cautions in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Luuk De Jong, the forward representing Switzerland. He has helped a teammate on a goal 59 times thus far in his career while he has scored 148 total goals. Jong has totaled 25,120 mins in 281 starting assignments and has earned himself 24 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.53 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Sevilla will be Tomas Vaclik. Vaclik has seen the pitch for a total of 25,830 minutes and has accumulated 783 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.90 (257 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .762. The goalkeeper hailing from Czech Republic has faced 1,032 shots tried against him in 288 career starts. Vaclik (174-59-55 record in his career) has accumulated 102 shutouts, which gives him a 35.4% shutout rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Real Madrid walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Alaves. Real Madrid ended the game with a 43.8% successful dribble percentage by converting 7 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by converting 526 of the 605 passes they attempted earning a rate of 86.9%. Real Madrid converted 8 shots on goal out of 20 shots attempted which had them at a 40.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 15 goals and 10 assists for all their matches, Real Madrid averages 1.50 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Toni Kroos will need to be on top of his game for Real Madrid. He is currently averaging 0.12 goals per 90 mins and has started 315 matches so far in his career. The midfielder who is from Germany has been on the field for 27,548 minutes while scoring 38 goals. He has accumulated 48 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 76 times. You should also watch out for Karim Benzema, the forward who is from France. He has scored 216 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 97 times. Benzema has been handed 9 yellow cards in 32,156 mins (376 starts). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.60.
Thibaut Courtois will be residing in front of the goal for Real Madrid. Thus far in his career, Courtois has conceded 324 goals while totaling 803 saves in 349 starts. He has allowed 0.93 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 207-73-66. He sports a save % of .722 and his clean sheet rate is 43.3%. Courtois has totaled 151 clean sheets and has defended 1,113 shots tried against him in 31,224 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sevilla (+170)
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