Atlético Madrid vs Villarreal Prediction, 8/29/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlético Madrid vs Villarreal
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Atlético Madrid (-125) Villarreal (+411)
Koke and Atlético Madrid (2-0-0, 2nd in La Liga) host Villarreal (0-2-0, 15th in La Liga) at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid and Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal. Atlético Madrid are priced -125 while the Submarino Amarillos are at +411. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Atlético Madrid played Elche in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. Atlético Madrid attempted 7 dribbles in this game and were successful in 5 of those attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In the passing game, they earned a 86.8% passes received rate by converting 387 of the 446 pass attempts in their last outing.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Atlético Madrid finished the game at a 50.0% clip by hitting 4 shots on target of 8 total shots. Atlético Madrid sports an average of 1.50 goals per 90 (3 goals in total) and have accumulated 3 assists in all matches this season.
Koke is a guy who can be a difference maker for Atlético Madrid. He has totaled 74 assists while accumulating 65 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Koke has been given a starting assignment in 313 matches in his career while scoring 0.12 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Spain has 36 goals scored in 27,589 professional minutes played.
One more player who should impact this match is Luis Suarez, the forward representing Uruguay. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 141 times during his career and he has scored 327 goals. Suarez has been on the field for 39,592 minutes in 447 starting assignments and has been given a total of 94 yellow cards. He scores 0.74 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Atlético Madrid is Jan Oblak. Oblak (167-69-52 mark during his soccer career) has earned 145 clean sheets, which has earned him a 50.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Slovenia has faced 926 shots attempted at him in 290 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.8 (221 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 77.6%. Oblak has defended the goal for 26,005 mins and has earned 721 saves in his career.
For their last match, Villarreal finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Espanyol. They finished the match by connecting on 402 of the 456 passes they tried for a percentage of 88.2%. Villarreal had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 8 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. Villarreal landed 2 shots attempted out of 12 shots attempted which gave them a 16.7% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch.
Boulaye Dia should be able to be counted on for Villarreal. The forward who is from Senegal has been on the pitch for 5,669 professional minutes while earning 24 goals. He has 4 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times. He is currently averaging 0.38 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 66 outings in his career. Be sure to watch out for Gerard Moreno, the forward representing Spain. Moreno has been handed 29 yellow cards in 21,068 minutes played (236 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.46. He has scored 107 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 28 times.
Sergio Asenjo will be residing in front of the goal for Villarreal. In his career, Asenjo has conceded 345 goals while tallying 885 stops in 291 starts. He has surrendered 1.19 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 113-79-98. He is the owner of a save % of 72.9 and his clean sheet rate is 32.0%. Asenjo has totaled 93 clean sheets while seeing 1,206 shots against him in 26,017 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Villarreal (+411)
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