Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction, 10/24/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Barcelona (+147) Real Madrid (+183)
Camp Nou is the venue where Frenkie de Jong and Barcelona (4-3-1, 7th in La Liga) will play Real Madrid (5-2-1, 2nd in La Liga) on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. The line on this matchup has Barcelona coming in at +147 and the Meringues are at +183. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Barcelona faced Valencia in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 3-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 88.9% passes received percentage by completing 498 of the 560 passing attempts in their last outing. Barcelona attempted 15 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 10 of those dribbles for a rate of 66.7%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Barcelona finished at a 36.4% clip by hitting 4 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Barcelona has an average of 1.75 goals per 90 (14 goals in total) and have 10 assists in all matches for the season.
Frenkie De Jong is a player who should be able to impact this match for Barcelona. He has 27 assists while earning 14 yellow cards so far in his career. Jong has had a starting assignment in 158 games in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.11 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from the Netherlands has totaled 17 goals in 14,010 professional minutes.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Memphis Depay, the forward who represents Netherlands. Depay has been on the pitch for 18,540 minutes in 203 starting assignments and has been handed 21 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 57 times in his career while scoring 108 total goals. He scores 0.52 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Barcelona will be Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Stegen (181-64-50 record in his career) has earned 113 clean sheets, which gives him a 38.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Germany has seen 1,150 shots tried against him in 295 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.0 (290 goals given up) and he holds a save % of 75.8%. Stegen has defended the goal for a total of 26,539 mins and has 873 stops in his career.
For their last game, Real Madrid went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Espanyol. Real Madrid ended the game with a 60.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by completing 545 of the 601 passes they tried earning a percentage of 90.7%. Real Madrid connected on 4 shots attempted out of their 18 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 22.2% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 22 goals and 17 assists in all competitions, Real Madrid averages 2.75 goals and 2.12 assists per 90 min.
Karim Benzema should be someone to watch for Real Madrid. He is averaging 0.63 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 409 games during his career. The forward from France has totaled 35,062 professional minutes while scoring 244 goals. He has accounted for 11 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped on a goal 111 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Eden Hazard, the forward who represents Belgium. Hazard has been handed 24 yellow cards in 31,575 minutes played (361 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.36. He has 125 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 91 times.
Thibaut Courtois will look after the goal for Real Madrid. So far in his career, Courtois has allowed 350 goals and has totaled 892 saves in 385 starting assignments. He has conceded 0.91 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 232-82-68. He holds a save percentage of 72.9 and his shutout rate is 43.4%. Courtois has racked up 167 clean sheets while seeing 1,226 shots tried against him in 34,464 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Barcelona (+147)
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