Celta Vigo vs Elche Prediction, 2/12/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Elche
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (-167) Elche (+578)
Lucas Boye and Elche (3-9-8, 19th in La Liga) travel to Estadio de Balaídos on Friday where they'll take on Celta de Vigo (6-8-8, 10th in La Liga). The goalies protecting the net are Ruben Blanco for Celta de Vigo and Edgar Badia for Elche. The line on this matchup has Celta de Vigo priced at -167 and the Green-Striped Ones are at +578. The total is set at 2.25.
Celta Vigo stepped onto the pitch against Atlético Madrid in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 2-2. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 86.5% received passes percentage by converting 453 out of their 524 pass targets in their last game. Celta Vigo attempted 21 dribbles in this match and were successful in 11 of the attempts for a rate of 52.4%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Celta Vigo walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 7 shots. Celta Vigo averages 1.18 goals per 90 min (26 total goals) and have tallied 16 assists in all games this year.
Brais Mendez is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Celta Vigo. He has totaled 11 assists while earning 13 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Mendez has been in the starting lineup in 69 games thus far in his career and tallies 0.16 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Spain has 11 goals scored in 6,189 mins played. Another player who should impact this match is Nolito, the forward born in Spain. Nolito has played 19,007 mins in 209 starts and has earned himself 55 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 50 times in his career while scoring 84 goals. He sports an average of 0.40 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Celta Vigo is Ruben Blanco. Blanco (41-33-43 mark during his career) has accumulated 31 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Spain has faced 464 shots tried at him in 115 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.44 (166 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .681. Blanco has played for a total of 10,385 minutes and has tallied 310 saves in his career.
For their last outing, Elche went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Villarreal. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 405 of the 496 passing attempts for a rate of 81.7%. Elche finished the match with a 65.0% successful dribble rate by completing 13 of the 20 dribbles they pursued. Elche had 2 shots attempted out of the team's 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 18 goals and 12 assists in all matches, Elche averages 0.90 goals and 0.60 assists per 90 min.
Lucas Boye should provide a spark for Elche. The forward from Argentina has totaled 7,502 professional minutes and has scored 14 goals. He has 19 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times. He has an average of 0.17 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 76 outings during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Pere Milla, the forward who is from Spain. Milla has been handed a total of 16 yellow cards in 7,109 mins (79 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.19. He has scored 15 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 different times.
Edgar Badia will look after the goal for Elche. During his pro soccer career, Badia has allowed 189 goals and has racked up 452 saves in 178 starts. He has allowed 1.06 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 53-63-62. He sports a save % of .781 and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.6%. Badia has accumulated 58 shutouts and defended 588 shots tried against him in 16,020 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (-167)
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