Granada vs Celta Vigo Prediction, 1/31/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Granada vs Celta Vigo
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in Granada, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Granada (+125) Celta Vigo (+250)
Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes is the site where Luis Javier Suarez and Granada (8-4-8, 7th in La Liga) will play Celta de Vigo (6-6-8, 9th in La Liga) on Sunday. The starting goalies will be Rui Silva for Granada and Ruben Blanco for Celta de Vigo. Celta de Vigo are priced at +250 while the Nazaríes are at +125. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Granada stepped onto the pitch against Osasuna in their last game and took a loss by a final of 3-1. When discussing the passing game, they had a 67.4% passes received percentage by converting 234 of the 347 passing targets in their last game. Granada attempted 15 dribbles in this contest and converted 5 of those tries for a percentage of 33.3%. Concerning shot accuracy, Granada finished at a 8.3% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 12 total shots. Granada has an average of 1.15 goals per 90 (23 total goals) and have accounted for 14 assists in all competitions this season.
Luis Javier Suarez is a guy who can be a difference maker for Granada. Suarez has had a starting assignment in 75 games so far in his career and accounts for 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Columbia has earned 31 goals in 6,503 professional minutes played. He has 5 assists while earning 23 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Roberto Soldado, the forward representing Spain. Soldado has been on the field for 28,676 minutes in 327 career starts and has been handed 120 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 54 times in his career while he has scored 162 goals. He currently averages 0.51 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Granada is Rui Silva. Silva has played for a total of 13,165 minutes and has tallied 287 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.27 (186 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .660. The goalkeeper hailing from Portugal has faced 444 shots attempted against him in 145 starting assignments. Silva (56-34-55 mark during his soccer career) has earned 47 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.4% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Celta Vigo walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Betis. Celta Vigo earned a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 of the 6 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by converting 431 out of their 504 passing attempts earning a percentage of 85.5%. Celta Vigo had 4 shots attempted out of 8 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 24 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, Celta Vigo averages 1.20 goals and 0.70 assists per 90.
Nolito will need to provide a lift for Celta Vigo. The forward from Spain has been on the pitch for 18,880 mins and has earned 84 goals. He has totaled 54 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 50 times. He currently averages 0.40 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 207 outings so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Brais Mendez, the midfielder hailing from Spain. Mendez has been given a total of 12 yellow card cautions in 6,009 mins played (67 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.16. He has collected 11 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 11 times.
Ruben Blanco is expected to look after the goal for Celta Vigo. During his professional soccer career, Blanco has conceded 164 goals and has 305 saves in 113 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.45 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 41-31-43. He sports a save % of .681 and his clean sheet rate is 26.5%. Blanco has tallied 30 shutouts and has seen 457 shots against him in 10,205 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+250)
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