Real Madrid vs Betis Prediction, 4/24/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Betis
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (-248) Betis (+615)
Toni Kroos and Real Madrid (21-7-4, 1st in La Liga) host Real Betis (14-7-11, 5th in La Liga) at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Claudio Bravo for Real Betis. The line on this game has Real Madrid priced at -248 and the Green and Whites are at +615. The over/under opens at 3.
Real Madrid took the field against Cadiz in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 3-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 89.4% rate by completing 564 out of their 631 targeted passes in their last outing. Real Madrid attempted 9 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 4 of the tries for a rate of 44.4%. Concerning shot accuracy, Real Madrid finished at a 23.1% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 13 total shots. Real Madrid is averaging 1.66 g/90 (53 total goals) and have accounted for 43 assists in all matches this season.
Toni Kroos is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Real Madrid. He has accounted for 84 assists while tallying 52 yellow cards thus far in his career. Kroos has been a starter in 332 outings during his career and accounts for 0.13 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder representing Germany has accumulated 41 goals in 29,079 professional minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Karim Benzema, the forward representing France. Benzema has been on the pitch for 33,823 minutes in 395 starts and has earned himself a total of 11 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 101 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 233 goals. He is currently averaging 0.62 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Real Madrid will be Thibaut Courtois. Courtois (223-78-67 record in his career) has accounted for 162 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 43.7% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from Belgium has had 1,178 shots attempted against him in 371 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.9 (336 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 72.8%. Courtois has defended the goal for a total of 33,204 mins and has 857 stops in his career.
For their last game, Betis earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Athletic Bilbao. Betis finished with a 73.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 288 out of their 369 pass attempts for a percentage of 78.0%. Betis connected on 2 shots attempted out of their 6 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% rate in their last match. With a total of 42 goals and 31 assists in all their games, Betis sports an average of 1.31 goals and 0.97 assists per 90 minutes.
Borja Iglesias will need to provide a spark for Betis. The forward from Spain has totaled 9,369 mins and has scored 49 goals. He has collected 17 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. He scores 0.47 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 104 matches so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Sergio Canales, the forward representing Spain. Canales has been given 36 yellow card warnings in 19,347 mins (214 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.19. He has totaled 40 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 37 different times.
Claudio Bravo will be residing in front of the goal for Betis. Bravo has 121 shutouts while defending 1,414 shots attempted against him in 30,614 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of 72.8 and his clean sheet rate is 35.6%. He has allowed 1.14 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 169-76-94. In his pro soccer career, Bravo has allowed 387 goals and has racked up 1,030 saves in 340 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Betis (+615) and under 3 goals
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