Eibar vs Barcelona Prediction, 5/22/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eibar vs Barcelona
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Ipurúa Municipal Stadium in Eibar, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Eibar (+400) Barcelona (-163)
Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona (23-7-7, 3rd in La Liga) are headed to Ipurúa Municipal Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Eibar (6-12-19, 20th in La Liga). The starting goalies are Marko Dmitrovic for Eibar and Neto for Barcelona. Eibar are priced +400 while the Blaugrana are at -163. The O/U is set at 3.5.
Eibar faced off with Valencia in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 4-1. Eibar attempted 10 dribbles in this contest and completed 7 of those dribbles for a percentage of 70.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 90.0% received passes rate by connecting on 485 out of their 539 targeted passes in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Eibar wrapped this game up at a 42.1% clip by hitting 8 shots on target out of 19 shots. Eibar is averaging 0.78 goals per 90 (29 goals in total) and have accumulated 20 assists in all competitions this year.
Kike is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Eibar. He has accounted for 21 assists while tallying 33 yellow cards so far in his career. Kike has been a starter in 228 matchups during his career and accounts for 0.36 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Spain has recorded 80 goals in 20,076 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Esteban Burgos, the defender hailing from Argentina. Burgos has 10,259 mins during 113 starting assignments and has been handed 42 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 2 times in his career while he has scored 12 total goals. He averages 0.11 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Eibar is Marko Dmitrovic. Dmitrovic has seen the pitch for 20,230 minutes and has 517 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.3 (283 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 66.2%. The keeper from Serbia has faced 783 shots tried at him in 225 starts. Dmitrovic (70-56-98 mark in his career) has accumulated 66 shutouts, which gives him a 29.3% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Barcelona went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Celta Vigo. They wrapped up this contest by completing 688 of the 740 passing attempts for a percentage of 93.0%. Barcelona finished with a 74.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 29 of the 39 dribbles they attempted. Barcelona had 4 shots attempted out of 21 shots attempted earning them a 19.0% rate in their last game. With a total of 79 goals and 51 assists in all their contests, Barcelona is averaging 2.14 goals and 1.38 assists per 90.
Antoine Griezmann will be counted on for Barcelona. He is averaging 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 385 outings so far in his career. The forward from France has been on the field for 32,820 minutes while he has scored 161 goals. He has 62 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 58 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lionel Messi, the forward representing Argentina. Messi has been given 50 yellow cards in 42,087 professional minutes played (464 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 1.01. He has collected 474 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 193 times.
Neto will be looking after the net for Barcelona. Neto has totaled 53 shutouts while seeing 640 shots attempted against him in 14,175 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of 76.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 33.8%. He has conceded 1.04 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 74-42-41. In his career, Neto has conceded 164 goals and has earned 489 saves in 157 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Eibar (+400)
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