Elche vs Celta Vigo Prediction, 10/3/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Elche vs Celta Vigo
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Alicante, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Elche (+209) Celta Vigo (+152)
Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero is the site where Pere Milla and Elche (1-3-3, 16th in La Liga) will take on Celta de Vigo (2-1-4, 13th in La Liga) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Kiko Casilla for Elche and Matias Dituro for Celta de Vigo. Elche are priced +209 while the Celtics are at +152. The total has been set at 2.25.
Elche faced Real Sociedad in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. Elche tried 13 dribbles in this game and completed 9 of the tries for a rate of 69.2%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 77.1% passes received percentage by connecting on 249 out of their 323 targeted passes last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Elche wrapped this game up at a 40.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 5 shots. Elche averages 0.57 goals per 90 min (4 total goals) and have accounted for 3 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Pere Milla is a player who should be able to impact this game for Elche. Milla has been in the starting lineup in 91 contests during his soccer career and accounts for 0.20 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Spain has tallied 18 goals in 8,197 mins. He has 10 assists while accumulating 19 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Lucas Boye, the forward born in Argentina. Boye has been on the field for 9,217 minutes in 97 starting assignments and has been given 23 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 11 times thus far in his career while he has scored 17 total goals. He currently averages 0.17 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Elche will be Kiko Casilla. Casilla (108-70-93 mark in his career) has earned 85 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.4% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from Spain has faced 1,106 shots attempted against him in 271 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (339 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 69.8%. Casilla has seen the pitch for 24,364 mins and has earned 772 saves during his soccer career.
In their last outing, Celta Vigo got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Granada. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 533 of the 634 passes they tried for a percentage of 84.1%. Celta Vigo had a 40.0% successful dribble rate by completing 4 out of the 10 dribbles they attempted. Celta Vigo landed 4 shots tried out of 13 shots tried which had them sitting at a 30.8% rate when they last took the field. With 7 goals and 4 assists in all their games, Celta Vigo has an average of 1.00 goals and 0.57 assists per 90 min.
Brais Mendez will need to provide a spark for Celta Vigo. He averages 0.19 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 90 contests so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder representing Spain has been on the pitch for 7,939 professional minutes while scoring 17 goals. He has earned 20 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 11 times. Make sure to watch out for Iago Aspas, the forward hailing from Spain. He has scored 146 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 54 different times. Aspas has earned himself 71 yellow card warnings in 23,945 professional minutes played (272 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.55.
Matias Dituro is expected to look after the net for Celta Vigo. Dituro has totaled 64 shutouts while defending 317 shots attempted against him in 16,229 career mins. He has earned a save % of 77.9 and his clean sheet rate is 35.4%. He has conceded 0.89 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 94-46-41. Thus far in his career, Dituro has given up 86 goals and has totaled 249 saves in 181 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+152)
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