Elche vs Barcelona Prediction, 1/24/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Elche vs Barcelona
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Alicante, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Elche (+1075) Barcelona (-447)
Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona (10-4-4, 3rd in La Liga) are headed to Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero on Sunday where they'll take on Elche (3-8-6, 18th in La Liga). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Edgar Badia for Elche and Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona. The moneyline on this matchup has Elche priced at +1075 and the Blaugrana are at -447. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
Elche faced off with Valladolid in their last game and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. Elche tried 15 dribbles in this match and were successful in 8 of those tries for a rate of 53.3%. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 80.5% received passes percentage by converting 256 of the 318 passing targets last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Elche wrapped this game up at a 33.3% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 9 total shots. Elche sports an average of 0.94 goals per 90 minutes (16 total goals) and have accounted for 11 assists in all matches for the season.
Pere Milla is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Elche. Milla has been a starter in 79 contests so far in his career while he scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Spain has accumulated 15 goals in 7,052 mins. He has accounted for 8 assists while tallying 16 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Fidel, the midfielder representing Spain. Fidel has earned 22,465 minutes during 255 career starting assignments and has been handed 53 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 40 times so far in his career while he has scored 51 goals. He is averaging 0.20 G/90 during his career.
The man defending the goal for Elche is Edgar Badia. Badia (53-62-60 record during his career) has earned 58 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 33.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has had 575 shots tried against him in 175 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.05 (184 total goals given up) and his save % is .784. Badia has defended the goal for 15,750 minutes and has accumulated 444 stops during his career.
The last time they took the field, Barcelona earned three points by winning 4-0 against Granada. They finished the match by converting 765 out of their 826 attempted passes earning a percentage of 92.6%. Barcelona finished with a 55.6% successful dribble rate by completing 5 of the 9 dribbles they tried. Barcelona had 4 shots tried out of their 14 shots tried which had them sitting at a 28.6% rate in their last game. With 34 goals and 21 assists in all their games, Barcelona sports an average of 1.89 goals and 1.17 assists per 90 minutes.
Antoine Griezmann should be able to be counted on for Barcelona. The forward from France has been on the pitch for 31,485 mins while scoring 154 goals. He has totaled 59 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 55 times. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 369 games thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Sergio Busquets, the midfielder representing Spain. Busquets has been handed 104 yellow cards in 30,459 mins (349 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.02. He has earned 8 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 20 different times.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will be looking after the goal for Barcelona. Stegen has accumulated 105 clean sheets and has defended 1,088 shots against him in 24,289 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of .766 and his clean sheet rate is currently 38.9%. He has allowed 0.98 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 165-59-46. During his career, Stegen has allowed 264 goals and has tallied 832 stops in 270 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Elche (+1075)
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