Levante vs Real Madrid Prediction, 8/22/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Levante vs Real Madrid
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Estadi Ciutat de València in Valencia, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Levante (+400) Real Madrid (-167)
Roger Marti and Levante (0-1-0, 6th in La Liga) host Real Madrid (1-0-0, 1st in La Liga) at Estadi Ciutat de València on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Aitor Fernandez for Levante and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Levante are priced +400 while the Meringues are at -167. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Levante stepped onto the pitch against Cadiz in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. Levante tried 13 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. In regard to passing, they had a 91.4% rate by connecting on 384 out of their 420 pass attempts last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Levante ended this match at a 25.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 12 total shots.
Roger Marti is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Levante. Marti has been a starter in 193 contests in his career and tallies 0.47 G/90. The forward born in Spain has earned 88 goals in 16,908 minutes played. He has totaled 15 assists while earning 48 yellow card cautions during his soccer career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Jose Luis Morales, the forward who is from Spain. He has assisted on a goal 35 times in his career and he has scored 56 goals. Morales has been on the pitch for 22,476 minutes during 264 starts and has earned himself 34 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.22 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Levante will be Aitor Fernandez. Fernandez (50-48-53 record in his career) has accumulated 38 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 25.2% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Spain has seen 626 shots tried against him in 151 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.2 (188 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 73.0%. Fernandez has played for a total of 13,615 mins and has 450 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Real Madrid walked away with a victory by a final of 4-1 against Alaves. They finished this game by completing 544 of the 606 passing attempts for a rate of 89.8%. Real Madrid finished the match with a 80.0% successful dribble rate by completing 16 of the 20 dribbles they pursued. Real Madrid had 7 shots tried out of their 20 shots tried which had them at a 35.0% clip in their last game. Real Madrid has 4 goals and 3 assists this year.
Karim Benzema should provide a lift for Real Madrid. He is averaging 0.62 G/90 and has been a starter in 402 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward representing France has totaled 34,437 mins while scoring 237 goals. He has totaled 11 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 103 times. You should also keep an eye on Eden Hazard, the forward hailing from Belgium. Hazard has been handed a total of 23 yellow cards in 31,325 professional minutes played (358 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.36. He has tallied 125 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 91 times.
Thibaut Courtois is expected to look after the goal for Real Madrid. So far in his career, Courtois has given up 341 goals while earning 872 stops in 378 starts. He has allowed 0.91 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 228-80-67. He has earned a save % of 73.0 and his shutout rate is currently at 43.7%. Courtois has totaled 165 shutouts and has seen 1,197 shots tried against him in 33,834 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-167)
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