Villarreal vs Real Madrid Prediction, 11/21/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Real Madrid
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (+255) Real Madrid (+100)
Estadio de la Cerámica is the site where Moi Gomez and Villarreal (5-3-1, 2nd in La Liga) will play Real Madrid (5-1-2, 4th in La Liga) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Real Madrid are priced at +100 while the Submarino Amarillos are at +255. The total is set at 3.
Villarreal faced Getafe in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 3 - 1. In regard to passing, they ended the game with a 86.8% received passes percentage by converting 396 out of their 456 passing targets in their last match. Villarreal tried 15 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 7 of those attempts for a rate of 46.7%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Villarreal finished at a 55.6% clip by hitting 5 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Villarreal sports an average of 1.44 goals per 90 min (13 total goals) and have racked up 7 assists in all matches for the year.
Moi Gomez is a player who should be able to impact this game for Villarreal. He has accounted for 33 assists while earning 31 yellow cards in his career. Gomez has been a starter in 192 matches so far in his career and accounts for 0.13 G/90. The forward from Spain has 24 goals scored in 17,125 mins. One more guy who should impact this match is Paco Alcacer, the forward representing Spain. Alcacer has earned 11,840 mins in 126 career starts and has been handed 11 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 22 times during his soccer career while scoring 75 total goals. He currently averages 0.57 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Villarreal will be Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo (103-69-91 mark in his career) has earned 86 shutouts, which leaves him with a 32.6% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has seen 1,120 shots sent his way in 264 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.20 (314 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .730. Asenjo has seen the field for a total of 23,587 mins and has tallied 823 stops during his pro soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Real Madrid walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4 - 1 against Valencia. Real Madrid had a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 12 of the 20 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 538 out of their 588 passing attempts for a percentage of 91.5%. Real Madrid had 6 SoT out of the team's 16 shots tried which had them sitting at a 37.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 13 goals and 9 assists in all their matches, Real Madrid has an average of 1.62 goals and 1.13 assists per 90.
Karim Benzema should provide a lift for Real Madrid. He is averaging 0.60 G/90 and has been a starter in 376 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward born in France has been on the pitch for 32,156 professional minutes and has earned 216 goals. He has accumulated 9 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 97 times. Make sure to watch out for Vinicius Junior, the forward hailing from Brazil. He has scored 14 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 5 times. Junior has been given 10 yellow card cautions in 4,390 minutes (41 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.29.
Thibaut Courtois will be residing in front of the goal for Real Madrid. Courtois has recorded 151 clean sheets while defending 1,108 shots attempted against him in 31,044 career mins. He has earned a save % of .722 and his clean sheet rate sits at 43.5%. He has given up 0.93 goals per 90 and he has a record of 207-72-65. During his career, Courtois has given up 321 goals and has racked up 799 saves in 347 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Villarreal (+255)
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