Espanyol vs Real Madrid Prediction, 10/3/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Espanyol vs Real Madrid
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: RCDE Stadium in Barcelona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Espanyol (+355) Real Madrid (-138)
RCDE Stadium is the site where Raul de Tomas and Espanyol (1-3-3, 14th in La Liga) will play Real Madrid (5-2-0, 1st in La Liga) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Diego Lopez for Espanyol and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Real Madrid are priced at -138 while the Budgerigars are at +355. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Espanyol faced off with Sevilla in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. Espanyol tried 13 dribbles in this contest and converted 6 of those dribbles for a percentage of 46.2%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 83.0% received passes percentage by completing 356 of the 429 passing attempts last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Espanyol walked away from the pitch at a 15.4% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Espanyol averages 0.57 goals per 90 minutes (4 goals in total) and have accumulated 2 assists in all matches this season.
Raul De Tomas is a guy who should impact this matchup for Espanyol. He has 14 assists while accumulating 38 yellow card warnings in his career. Tomas has been in the starting lineup in 171 matches during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.56 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Spain has 94 goals scored in 15,072 professional minutes played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Javi Puado, the midfielder representing Spain. Puado has totaled 4,686 mins during 52 starting assignments and has been given 6 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 16 total goals. He is averaging 0.31 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Espanyol will be Diego Lopez. Lopez (186-108-135 record during his career) has earned 126 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.0% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Spain has had 1,799 shots tried against him in 435 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.2 (532 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 71.5%. Lopez has seen the field for 38,859 minutes and has tallied 1,288 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Real Madrid earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Villarreal. They wrapped up this outing by completing 477 of the 528 passing attempts for a percentage of 90.3%. Real Madrid earned a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 3 of the 6 dribbles they tried. Real Madrid connected on 1 shot on target out of 14 shots attempted giving them a 7.1% clip in their last match. Having tallied 21 goals and 16 assists in all matches, Real Madrid averages 3.00 goals and 2.29 assists per 90.
Karim Benzema will need to provide a spark for Real Madrid. He has an average of 0.63 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 408 contests during his career. The forward representing France has been on the pitch for 34,966 minutes while scoring 243 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped on a goal 110 times. Make sure to watch out for Eden Hazard, the forward who represents Belgium. He has tallied 125 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 91 times. Hazard has been given 24 yellow card cautions in 31,556 professional minutes played (361 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.36.
Thibaut Courtois will look after the goal for Real Madrid. Courtois has recorded 167 clean sheets while he has seen 1,222 shots against him in 34,374 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of 73.0 and his shutout rate is currently at 43.5%. He has given up 0.91 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 232-82-67. During his career, Courtois has surrendered 348 goals while earning 890 stops in 384 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Espanyol (+355)
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