Valladolid vs Barcelona Prediction, 12/22/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valladolid vs Barcelona
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla in Valladolid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Valladolid (+675) Barcelona (-235)
Maranhao and Valladolid (3-5-6, 18th in La Liga) host Barcelona (6-3-4, 5th in La Liga) at Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla on Tuesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Jordi Masip for Valladolid and Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona. Valladolid are priced +675 while the Blaugrana are at -235. The total has been set at 3.
Valladolid stepped onto the pitch against Sevilla in their last match and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 78.9% passes received percentage by completing 285 of the 361 pass attempts last match. Valladolid tried 12 dribbles in this match and converted 7 of those dribbles for a rate of 58.3%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Valladolid wrapped this game up at a 41.7% clip by hitting 5 shots on target of 12 total shots. Valladolid has an average of 1.07 goals per 90 (15 total goals) and have tallied 9 assists In all contests for the year.
Maranhao is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Valladolid. Maranhao has been given a starting assignment in 42 matches thus far in his career and he has earned 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Brazil has racked up 15 goals scored in 3,846 mins played. He has totaled 3 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card cautions in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Fabian Orellana, the forward representing Chile. Orellana has played 25,654 minutes in 294 career starts and has been given 72 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 61 times so far in his career while scoring 58 goals. He currently averages 0.20 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Valladolid is Jordi Masip. Masip (72-57-68 mark during his career) has earned 47 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 23.9% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from Spain has had 774 shots tried against him in 197 starts. His GA/90 is 1.26 (249 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .709. Masip has been on the field for a total of 17,730 mins and has accumulated 541 stops during his soccer career.
In their last outing, Barcelona were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Valencia. They wrapped up this contest by converting 667 out of their 740 passes they tried for a rate of 90.1%. Barcelona ended the game with a 64.3% successful dribble rate by converting 18 of the 28 dribbles they pursued. Barcelona converted 8 shots tried out of the team's 23 shots tried which had them at a 34.8% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 22 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, Barcelona is averaging 1.69 goals and 0.85 assists per 90.
Lionel Messi should be someone to watch for Barcelona. The forward from Argentina has 40,189 mins while scoring 450 goals. He has earned 49 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped on a goal 184 times. He has an average of 1.01 goals per 90 minutes and has started 443 outings so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Antoine Griezmann, the forward hailing from France. He has earned 152 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 53 times. Griezmann has been given 59 yellow card cautions in 31,230 minutes played (366 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.44.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is expected to look after the net for Barcelona. Stegen has accumulated 102 clean sheets while he has seen 1,068 shots tried against him in 23,839 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of .764 and his clean sheet rate is 38.5%. He has conceded 0.99 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 161-58-46. In his career, Stegen has surrendered 261 goals while earning 815 stops in 265 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Valladolid (+675)
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