Real Madrid vs Barcelona Prediction, 4/10/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (+120) Barcelona (+180)
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is the venue where Karim Benzema and Real Madrid (19-6-4, 2nd in La Liga) will play Barcelona (19-5-4, 3rd in La Liga) on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona. Real Madrid are priced +120 while the Blaugrana are at +180. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Real Madrid took the field against Eibar in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 2-0. In regard to passing, they ended with a 89.2% passes received rate by converting 589 out of their 660 targeted passes in their last match. Real Madrid attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and converted 15 of the dribbles for a percentage of 83.3%. Regarding shot accuracy, Real Madrid wrapped this game up at a 36.4% clip by putting 8 SoT out of 22 total shots. Real Madrid is averaging 1.66 goals per 90 minutes (48 total goals) and are sitting with 40 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Karim Benzema is a player who should be able to impact this match for Real Madrid. Benzema has been in the starting lineup in 393 matchups during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.62 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has totaled 230 goals scored in 33,653 professional minutes played. He has 100 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card warnings in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Toni Kroos, the midfielder representing Germany. He has assisted on a goal 84 times in his career while he has scored 40 goals. Kroos has accumulated 29,008 mins in 331 starts and has been handed a total of 52 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.12 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Real Madrid will be Thibaut Courtois. Courtois has seen the field for a total of 32,934 mins and is sitting with 845 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 0.9 (335 total goals surrendered) and his save % is 72.6%. The goalkeeper from Belgium has had 1,165 shots tried against him in 368 starting assignments. Courtois (221-77-67 record during his soccer career) has recorded 160 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 43.5% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Barcelona took home the win by a final score of 6-1 against Real Sociedad. They finished the contest by completing 710 of the 770 passing tries for a rate of 92.2%. Barcelona finished the match with a 55.6% successful dribble rate by converting 20 of the 36 dribbles they pursued. Barcelona had 10 shots tried out of their 14 shots tried which gave them a 71.4% rate in their last match. With 63 goals and 43 assists for all their games, Barcelona sports an average of 2.25 goals and 1.54 assists per 90.
Antoine Griezmann should be able to be counted on for Barcelona. He is averaging 0.44 G/90 and has started 377 contests so far in his career. The forward hailing from France has accumulated 32,125 mins while scoring 157 goals. He has accumulated 60 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 57 times. You should also keep an eye on Lionel Messi, the forward who represents Argentina. He has 467 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 192 different times. Messi has earned himself 50 yellow card warnings in 41,277 mins played (455 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 1.02.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will be looking after the goal for Barcelona. Thus far in his career, Stegen has conceded 271 goals and has totaled 852 saves in 280 starts. He has allowed 0.97 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 174-60-46. He has earned a save % of 76.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 38.9%. Stegen has racked up 109 clean sheets and has defended 1,112 shots against him in 25,189 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Real Madrid (+120)
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