Elche vs Villarreal Prediction, 2/6/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Elche vs Villarreal
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Alicante, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Elche (+400) Villarreal (-133)
Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero is the venue where Pere Milla and Elche (3-8-8, 19th in La Liga) will take on Villarreal (8-11-2, 5th in La Liga) on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are Edgar Badia for Elche and Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal. Villarreal are priced at -133 while the Green-Striped Ones are at +400. The total opens at 2.5.
Elche stepped onto the pitch against Valencia in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 82.8% rate by completing 360 out of their 435 targeted passes last game. Elche tried 24 dribbles in this game and converted 14 of those tries for a percentage of 58.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Elche finished at a 10.0% clip by landing 1 shot on target of 10 total shots. Elche has an average of 0.84 goals per 90 min (16 total goals) and are sitting with 11 assists in all matches this year.
Pere Milla is a player who should be able to impact this match for Elche. He has totaled 8 assists while accumulating 16 yellow cards in his career. Milla has had a starting assignment in 79 outings so far in his career and scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Spain has earned 15 goals scored in 7,097 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Lucas Boye, the forward hailing from Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 13 total goals. Boye has 7,412 mins in 75 starts and has been given 18 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.16 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Elche will be Edgar Badia. Badia (53-62-62 record during his soccer career) has recorded 58 shutouts, which leaves him with a 32.8% shutout rate. The keeper from Spain has seen 584 shots sent in his direction in 177 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.06 (187 total goals given up) and his save % is .783. Badia has seen the field for 15,930 mins and has tallied 450 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Villarreal weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Real Sociedad. They finished this game by connecting on 291 out of their 358 attempted passes earning a rate of 81.3%. Villarreal had a 66.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 10 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. Villarreal landed 2 shots attempted out of the team's 4 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 29 goals and 17 assists in all competitions, Villarreal sports an average of 1.38 goals and 0.81 assists per 90 min.
Dani Parejo should provide a spark for Villarreal. The midfielder representing Spain has been on the pitch for 29,866 mins while earning 67 goals. He has 98 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 55 times. He currently averages 0.20 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 337 games in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Samuel Chukwueze, the forward hailing from Nigeria. Chukwueze has been given a total of 4 yellow card warnings in 4,461 mins (45 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.18. He has totaled 9 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 6 different times.
Sergio Asenjo will be residing in front of the net for Villarreal. Asenjo has racked up 89 clean sheets while defending 1,146 shots tried against him in 24,667 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of .729 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.2%. He has surrendered 1.19 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 106-77-92. In his career, Asenjo has allowed 325 goals and has accounted for 841 saves in 276 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Villarreal (-133) and 2.5 goals
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