Elche vs Atlético Madrid Prediction, 5/1/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Elche vs Atlético Madrid
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Alicante, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Elche (+520) Atlético Madrid (-163)
Koke and Atlético Madrid (22-7-4, 1st in La Liga) are headed to Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero on Saturday where they'll take on Elche (6-12-15, 17th in La Liga). The starting goaltenders are Edgar Badia for Elche and Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid. Elche are priced +520 while the Red and Whites are at -163. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Elche stepped onto the pitch against Levante in their last game and took home the win by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 80.0% rate by connecting on 232 of the 290 passing attempts in their last game. Elche attempted 26 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 16 of the dribbles for a rate of 61.5%. Regarding shot accuracy, Elche ended this match at a 37.5% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 8 total shots. Elche is averaging 0.85 goals per 90 (28 goals in total) and have earned 21 assists in all games this season.
Pere Milla is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Elche. Milla has had a starting assignment in 85 contests during his career while scoring 0.20 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has recorded 17 goals scored in 7,585 mins. He has totaled 9 assists while tallying 18 yellow cards thus far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Josan Fernandez, the midfielder hailing from Spain. Josan has accumulated 6,014 mins during 73 starts and has been handed a total of 6 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 8 total goals. He averages 0.12 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Elche will be Edgar Badia. Badia has played for a total of 16,920 minutes and has 481 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.1 (207 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 77.1%. The goalkeeper from Spain has had 633 shots sent his way in 188 career starting assignments. Badia (55-65-68 record in his career) has accumulated 59 shutouts, which gives him a 31.4% shutout rate.
For their last match, Atlético Madrid took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Athletic Bilbao. They finished the match by completing 491 of the 572 passing attempts for a rate of 85.8%. Atlético Madrid earned a 82.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 14 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Atlético Madrid landed 3 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted giving them a 21.4% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 58 goals and 48 assists in all their matches, Atlético Madrid is averaging 1.76 goals and 1.45 assists per 90.
Koke will be counted on for Atlético Madrid. He currently averages 0.12 goals per 90 minutes and has started 307 contests in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Spain has accumulated 27,048 mins and has scored 36 goals. He has 64 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 74 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Luis Suarez, the forward representing Uruguay. Suarez has earned himself a total of 92 yellow card warnings in 39,107 professional minutes (442 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.75. He has scored 325 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 140 different times.
Jan Oblak will reside in front of the net for Atlético Madrid. During his professional soccer career, Oblak has allowed 217 goals and has racked up 701 saves in 283 starts. He has conceded 0.77 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 161-68-52. He sports a save % of 77.4 and his clean sheet rate sits at 50.2%. Oblak has 142 shutouts and has seen 902 shots against him in 25,375 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Elche (+520)
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