Atlético Madrid vs Valencia Prediction, 1/24/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlético Madrid vs Valencia
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Atlético Madrid (+700) Valencia (-278)
Luis Suarez and Atlético Madrid (13-2-1, 1st in La Liga) play Valencia (4-7-7, 14th in La Liga) at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid and Jaume Domenech for Valencia. Valencia are priced at -278 while the Red and Whites are at +700. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Atlético Madrid played Sevilla in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. Atlético Madrid attempted 10 dribbles in this match and completed 4 of those tries for a percentage of 40.0%. In the passing game, they ended with a 80.2% received passes rate by connecting on 276 out of their 344 pass attempts in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, Atlético Madrid finished the game at a 80.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 5 shots. Atlético Madrid averages 1.87 goals per 90 (30 total goals) and have earned 25 assists in all contests for the season.
Luis Suarez is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Atlético Madrid. Suarez has started 429 outings during his pro soccer career and scores 0.75 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Uruguay has earned 315 goals scored in 37,947 professional minutes. He has accounted for 140 assists while accumulating 90 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Joao Felix, the forward born in Portugal. He has helped a teammate on a goal 11 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 26 total goals. Felix has earned 4,371 mins during 51 starts and has been given a total of 10 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.54 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Atlético Madrid will be Jan Oblak. Oblak (152-63-49 record in his career) has accumulated 137 shutouts, which leaves him with a 51.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovenia has faced 849 shots tried against him in 266 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.76 (201 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .777. Oblak has played for 23,845 minutes and has tallied 662 saves thus far in his career.
When they last played, Valencia went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Valladolid. Valencia had a 53.8% successful dribble rate by converting 7 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by connecting on 432 out of their 530 passes they attempted for a rate of 81.5%. Valencia had 6 shots tried out of their 17 shots tried giving them a 35.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 23 goals and 15 assists in all their contests, Valencia has an average of 1.28 goals and 0.83 assists per 90.
Carlos Soler should be someone to watch for Valencia. The midfielder representing Spain has totaled 9,788 minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has accumulated 23 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 15 times. He currently averages 0.13 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 110 games in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Maxi Gomez, the forward who represents Uruguay. Gomez has been handed a total of 34 yellow cards in 13,400 professional minutes played (152 starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.50. He has earned 74 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 11 different times.
Jaume Domenech will be looking after the net for Valencia. During his professional soccer career, Domenech has surrendered 76 goals and has tallied 218 stops in 61 starts. He has allowed 1.23 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 21-19-21. He is the owner of a save % of .753 and his clean sheet rate is 27.9%. Domenech has 17 clean sheets while he has seen 291 shots attempted against him in 5,554 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Valencia (-278)
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