Granada vs Elche Prediction, 2/28/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Granada vs Elche
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in Granada, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Granada (-200) Elche (+1438)
Jorge Molina and Granada (8-6-10, 9th in La Liga) host Elche (4-9-9, 18th in La Liga) at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be Rui Silva for Granada and Edgar Badia for Elche. Granada are priced -200 while the Green-Striped Ones are at +1438. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Granada played Atlético Madrid in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they earned a 81.4% passes received rate by converting 206 out of their 253 pass targets in their last match. Granada attempted 23 dribbles in this match and were successful in 9 of those tries for a rate of 39.1%. Concerning shot accuracy, Granada ended this match at a 62.5% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 8 total shots. Granada averages 1.17 goals per 90 (28 goals in total) and have accumulated 18 assists in all games for this campaign.
Jorge Molina is a player who should be able to impact this game for Granada. Molina has had a starting assignment in 301 games during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.48 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has 146 goals scored in 27,234 professional minutes played. He has totaled 35 assists while earning 50 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Kenedy, the forward who is from Brazil. Kenedy has been on the pitch for 5,229 mins in 51 starting assignments and has been handed 6 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 9 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 10 total goals. He has an average of 0.17 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Granada is Rui Silva. Silva has seen the field for 13,525 mins and is sitting with 299 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.3 (193 total goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 65.9%. The goalkeeper from Portugal has had 463 shots attempted at him in 149 career starting assignments. Silva (56-36-57 record in his career) has tallied 48 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 32.2% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Elche earned three points by winning 1-0 against Eibar. Elche ended the game with a 55.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 20 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 290 of the 379 passing attempts earning a rate of 76.5%. Elche converted 2 shots attempted out of their 6 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 20 goals and 14 assists in all their games, Elche averages 0.91 goals and 0.64 assists per 90 minutes.
Lucas Boye will be counted on for Elche. The forward representing Argentina has been on the field for 7,677 mins and has scored 14 goals. He has accounted for 19 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. He averages 0.16 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 78 games in his career. You should also keep an eye on Pere Milla, the forward representing Spain. He has scored 15 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 8 different times. Milla has been given a total of 16 yellow card warnings in 7,127 mins played (79 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.19.
Edgar Badia will look after the goal for Elche. So far in his career, Badia has surrendered 192 goals while totaling 459 stops in 180 starts. He has allowed 1.07 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 54-63-63. He sports a save percentage of 77.9 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.8%. Badia has racked up 59 shutouts while defending 598 shots tried against him in 16,200 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Elche (+1438)
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