Espanyol vs Atlético Madrid Prediction, 9/12/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Espanyol vs Atlético Madrid
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: RCDE Stadium in Barcelona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Espanyol (+333) Atlético Madrid (-116)
Luis Suarez and Atlético Madrid (2-1-0, 5th in La Liga) go to RCDE Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Espanyol (0-2-1, 16th in La Liga). The expected starting goalies will be Diego Lopez for Espanyol and Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid. Espanyol are priced +333 while the Red and Whites are at -116. The total opens at 2.5.
Espanyol took the field against Mallorca in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 83.9% rate by connecting on 333 of the 397 pass targets in their last game. Espanyol tried 10 dribbles in this match and converted 4 of the dribbles for a percentage of 40.0%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Espanyol wrapped this game up at a 37.5% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 8 total shots.
Javi Puado is a player who should be able to impact this game for Espanyol. Puado has had a starting assignment in 52 games thus far in his career and he scores 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Spain has totaled 16 goals scored in 4,686 minutes played. He has 13 assists while earning 6 yellow cards so far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Raul De Tomas, the forward hailing from Spain. Tomas has accumulated 14,737 mins in 167 starts and has been given a total of 37 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 13 times during his career and he has scored 92 total goals. He scores 0.56 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Espanyol is Diego Lopez. Lopez (185-107-133 record in his career) has accumulated 125 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.0% shutout rate. The goalkeeper born in Spain has faced 1,781 shots tried at him in 431 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.2 (526 total goals allowed) and his save % is 71.5%. Lopez has seen the pitch for a total of 38,499 minutes and is sitting with 1,275 stops so far in his career.
In their last outing, Atlético Madrid earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 2-2 against Villarreal. Atlético Madrid earned a 51.9% successful dribble rate by converting 14 out of the 27 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 394 of the 445 passing attempts earning a percentage of 88.5%. Atlético Madrid converted 3 shots tried out of their 23 shots tried which gave them a 13.0% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 4 goals and 4 assists in all competitions, Atlético Madrid averages 1.33 goals and 1.33 assists per 90.
Luis Suarez should be someone to watch for Atlético Madrid. The forward from Uruguay has played 39,661 professional minutes while scoring 328 goals. He has 95 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped on a goal 141 times. He scores 0.74 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 448 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Koke, the midfielder representing Spain. He has scored 36 goals in his career while helping on a goal 74 times. Koke has been given 65 yellow cards in 27,679 minutes (314 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.12.
Jan Oblak will be residing in front of the goal for Atlético Madrid. So far in his pro soccer career, Oblak has given up 223 goals while earning 721 stops in 291 starts. He has conceded 0.77 goals per 90 and he has a record of 167-70-52. He holds a save % of 77.5 and his shutout rate is currently at 49.8%. Oblak has racked up 145 shutouts while seeing 928 shots against him in 26,095 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Espanyol (+333)
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