Valencia vs Real Madrid Prediction, 11/8/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Real Madrid
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (+360) Real Madrid (-139)
Vinicius Junior and Real Madrid (5-1-1, 2nd in La Liga) head to Mestalla Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Ches (2-2-4, 13th in La Liga). The goalies expected to start will be Jaume Domenech for Valencia and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. The line on this contest has Valencia coming in at +360 and the Meringues are at -139. The total has been set at 2.75.
Valencia has controlled possession of the ball for 44.1% of the time while they have success at dribbling 59.1% of the time (12th in the league). They have launched 74 shots at the goal with 30 on target, which comes out to a 40.5% shots on target percentage. Valencia have tallied 11 goals this season, which is 4th in the league. They have received 2,537 passes on 2,901 targets this year, earning them a receiving percentage of 87.5%.
Maxi Gomez is a guy who can be a difference maker for Valencia. He has totaled 11 assists while earning 32 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Gomez has been a starter in 144 matchups during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.51 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Uruguay has 72 goals in 12,705 professional minutes. Someone else who should impact this match is Kevin Gameiro, the forward from France. Gameiro has totaled 26,093 minutes in 284 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 9 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 38 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 146 goals. He is averaging 0.50 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Valencia is Jaume Domenech. Domenech has seen the field for 4,654 minutes and has accumulated 187 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.24 (64 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .752. The goalie from Spain has had 250 shots attempted at him in 51 career starts. Domenech (19-14-18 mark during his career) has earned 15 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.4% shutout percentage.
Real Madrid has 4,388 pass targets on the year (2nd in La Liga) with 3,904 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 89.0% while controlling possession of the ball 60.3% of the time. The Meringues have successfully dribbled 69.3% of the time so far this season while earning 12 goals. They have been able to connect on 30.2% of their shots on target out of 96 shots.
Vinicius Junior will be counted on for Real Madrid. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 40 outings in his career. The forward born in Brazil has been on the field for 4,327 minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has collected 10 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times. Make sure to watch out for Karim Benzema, the forward hailing from France. He has scored 215 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 97 different times. Benzema has been handed a total of 9 yellow card cautions in 32,081 mins played (375 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.60.
Thibaut Courtois will look after the goal for the Meringues. So far in his career, Courtois has surrendered 317 goals while he has totaled 799 stops in 346 starts. He has surrendered 0.92 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 207-72-64. He holds a save % of .723 and his clean sheet rate is currently 43.6%. Courtois has totaled 151 shutouts while he has defended 1,107 shots against him in 30,954 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-139)
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