Atlético Madrid vs Elche Prediction, 8/22/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlético Madrid vs Elche
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Atlético Madrid (-588) Elche (+1200)
Pere Milla and Elche (0-1-0, 14th in La Liga) go to Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday where they'll meet Atlético Madrid (1-0-0, 4th in La Liga). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid and Edgar Badia for Elche. Atlético Madrid are priced -588 while the Green-Striped Ones are at +1200. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Atlético Madrid faced off with Celta Vigo in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 2-1. Atlético Madrid attempted 19 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 14 of those attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. In the passing game, they earned a 82.4% passes received percentage by connecting on 380 out of their 461 passing targets in their last outing.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Atlético Madrid finished the game at a 30.8% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 13 total shots.
Koke is a player who should impact this matchup for Atlético Madrid. Koke has been a starter in 312 outings in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.12 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in Spain has totaled 36 goals scored in 27,499 mins played. He has totaled 74 assists while tallying 65 yellow card cautions thus far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Luis Suarez, the forward hailing from Uruguay. Suarez has been on the field for 39,563 minutes in 447 starts and has been given 93 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 141 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 327 goals. He is averaging 0.74 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Atlético Madrid is Jan Oblak. Oblak has seen the pitch for 25,915 minutes and has accumulated 719 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.8 (221 total goals surrendered) and his save % is 77.6%. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovenia has seen 924 shots attempted at him in 289 career starting assignments. Oblak (166-69-52 record during his career) has accounted for 144 clean sheets, which gives him a 49.8% shutout rate.
For their last outing, Elche went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Athletic Bilbao. Elche earned a 85.7% successful dribble rate by completing 6 of the 7 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 329 of the 386 passes they tried earning a percentage of 85.2%. Elche converted 2 shots attempted out of the team's 8 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% rate in their last game.
Pere Milla will need to provide a spark for Elche. He is averaging 0.20 G/90 and has started 90 games in his career. The forward representing Spain has been on the pitch for 8,023 mins and he has scored 18 goals. He has accumulated 19 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Lucas Boye, the forward who is from Argentina. He has collected 17 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 11 different times. Boye has been handed 23 yellow card cautions in 9,048 mins (94 career starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.17.
Edgar Badia will look after the net for Elche. Badia has totaled 59 shutouts while defending 633 shots tried against him in 16,920 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save % of 77.1 and his shutout rate is 31.4%. He has surrendered 1.10 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 55-65-68. In his career, Badia has given up 207 goals while earning 481 saves in 188 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlético Madrid (-588)
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