Real Madrid vs Elche Prediction, 3/13/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Elche
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (-600) Elche (+1200)
Lucas Boye and Elche (5-9-11, 17th in La Liga) go to Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Real Madrid (16-6-4, 3rd in La Liga). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Edgar Badia for Elche. The odds on this contest have Real Madrid priced at -600 and the Green-Striped Ones are at +1200. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Real Madrid played Atlético Madrid in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Real Madrid tried 24 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 8 of the dribbles for a rate of 33.3%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 89.0% passes received rate by converting 591 out of their 664 pass targets in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Real Madrid finished the game at a 44.4% rate by landing 8 shots on target of 18 total shots. Real Madrid is averaging 1.58 g/90 (41 total goals) and have accounted for 33 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Toni Kroos is a player who can be a difference maker for Real Madrid. Kroos has been in the starting lineup in 330 contests during his career while he scores 0.12 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Germany has 40 goals scored in 28,879 professional minutes. He has 82 assists while accumulating 51 yellow card warnings so far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Karim Benzema, the forward who is from France. Benzema has been on the pitch for 33,394 mins in 390 starting assignments and has been handed 10 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 99 times during his career while scoring 225 goals. He averages 0.61 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Real Madrid is Thibaut Courtois. Courtois (218-77-67 record during his career) has recorded 159 clean sheets, which has earned him a 43.6% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from Belgium has seen 1,156 shots tried at him in 365 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.9 (333 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 72.6%. Courtois has seen the field for a total of 32,664 minutes and has accumulated 838 stops in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Elche earned three points by winning 2-1 against Sevilla. They finished this game by connecting on 249 of the 318 pass attempts for a rate of 78.3%. Elche had a 60.9% successful dribble rate by completing 14 of the 23 dribbles they pursued. Elche converted 3 shots attempted out of the team's 6 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 23 goals and 16 assists in all their matches, Elche sports an average of 0.92 goals and 0.64 assists per 90.
Lucas Boye will be someone to watch for Elche. He has an average of 0.17 goals per 90 mins and has started 81 contests during his soccer career. The forward born in Argentina has totaled 7,927 professional minutes while earning 15 goals. He has accumulated 20 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Pere Milla, the forward who is from Spain. He has accounted for 15 goals during his career while helping on a goal 8 different times. Milla has been given 16 yellow card cautions in 7,211 mins played (80 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.19.
Edgar Badia is expected to look after the net for Elche. During his professional soccer career, Badia has surrendered 198 goals while tallying 466 stops in 183 starts. He has given up 1.08 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 55-63-65. He has a save % of 77.4 and his clean sheet rate is 32.2%. Badia has earned 59 clean sheets and has defended 611 shots attempted against him in 16,470 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-600)
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