Betis vs Real Madrid Prediction, 8/28/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Betis vs Real Madrid
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Estadio Benito Villamarín in Seville, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Betis (+321) Real Madrid (-125)
Sergio Canales and Real Betis (0-2-0, 9th in La Liga) play Real Madrid (1-1-0, 3rd in La Liga) at Estadio Benito Villamarín on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Rui Silva for Real Betis and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Real Madrid are priced at -125 while the Green and Whites are at +321. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Betis stepped onto the pitch against Cadiz in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. In regard to passing, they earned a 92.0% passes received rate by connecting on 610 out of their 663 pass attempts last contest. Betis attempted 30 dribbles in this match and converted 14 of the attempts for a percentage of 46.7%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Betis finished at a 43.8% rate by landing 7 shots on target out of 16 shots.
Sergio Canales is a guy who can be a difference maker for Betis. He has 37 assists while accumulating 36 yellow card cautions in his career. Canales has been given a starting assignment in 220 matches during his pro soccer career and scores 0.18 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has racked up 40 goals in 19,889 mins played.
Someone else who should impact this match is Borja Iglesias, the forward born in Spain. Iglesias has totaled 10,014 mins in 112 starts and has been handed 17 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 11 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 53 goals. He has an average of 0.48 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Betis will be Rui Silva. Silva has been on the field for 14,515 minutes and is sitting with 325 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.3 (211 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 65.9%. The goalie born in Portugal has faced 501 shots attempted against him in 160 starts. Silva (60-38-62 record during his career) has recorded 49 shutouts, which gives him a 30.6% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Real Madrid were able to avoid a loss with a score of 3-3 against Levante. They wrapped up this contest by completing 525 out of their 592 passing attempts earning a percentage of 88.7%. Real Madrid earned a 54.5% successful dribble rate by completing 12 of the 22 dribbles they attempted. Real Madrid landed 5 shots tried out of 20 shots tried giving them a 25.0% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 7 goals and 6 assists in all their games, Real Madrid averages 3.50 goals and 3.00 assists per 90 minutes.
Karim Benzema should provide a lift for Real Madrid. He scores 0.62 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 403 games during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from France has played 34,527 mins while earning 237 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 105 times. You should also keep an eye on Eden Hazard, the forward who represents Belgium. Hazard has been given 23 yellow card warnings in 31,383 professional minutes played (359 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.36. He has earned 125 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 91 times.
Thibaut Courtois will reside in front of the net for Real Madrid. Courtois has tallied 165 clean sheets while he has seen 1,201 shots against him in 33,924 minutes in his career. He has a save percentage of 72.9 and his shutout rate is 43.5%. He has surrendered 0.91 goals per 90 while earning a record of 228-81-67. So far in his career, Courtois has allowed 344 goals and has racked up 873 saves in 379 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-125)
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