Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Prediction, 3/1/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (-208) Real Sociedad (+380)
Toni Kroos and Real Madrid (16-4-4, 2nd in La Liga) host Real Sociedad (11-8-5, 5th in La Liga) at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Monday. The starting goalies will be Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad. Real Sociedad are priced at +380 while the Meringues are at -208. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
Real Madrid stepped onto the pitch against Valladolid in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. Real Madrid attempted 26 dribbles in this match and completed 18 of the tries for a rate of 69.2%. In the passing game, they finished with a 88.3% passes received percentage by connecting on 508 out of their 575 targeted passes in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Real Madrid walked away from the pitch at a 20.0% clip by landing 2 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Real Madrid has an average of 1.62 g/90 (39 goals in total) and are sitting with 31 assists in all competitions this season.
Toni Kroos is a guy who should impact this matchup for Real Madrid. He has accounted for 82 assists while accumulating 51 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Kroos has started 328 contests so far in his career and he tallies 0.13 goals per 90. The midfielder from Germany has earned 40 goals scored in 28,699 minutes. Someone else who should impact this game is Luka Modric, the midfielder who is from Croatia. He has helped on a goal 65 times in his career while scoring 44 goals. Modric has accumulated 31,640 minutes during 368 career starts and has earned himself a total of 56 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.13 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Real Madrid is Thibaut Courtois. Courtois has played for a total of 32,484 minutes and has accumulated 833 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.9 (331 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 72.6%. The goalie hailing from Belgium has had 1,149 shots tried at him in 363 starts. Courtois (218-75-67 record during his career) has accumulated 159 shutouts, which has earned him a 43.8% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Real Sociedad walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Getafe. They finished this game by converting 310 of the 427 passing tries for a rate of 72.6%. Real Sociedad earned a 84.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. Real Sociedad had 4 shots tried out of 8 shots tried which had them sitting at a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. Having tallied 40 goals and 24 assists in all competitions, Real Sociedad sports an average of 1.67 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Portu should be someone to watch for Real Sociedad. The forward from Spain has totaled 19,288 professional minutes while scoring 53 goals. He has totaled 35 yellow cards during his career and has assisted on a goal 27 times. He is currently averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 219 outings during his soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Alexander Isak, the forward representing Sweden. Isak has been given a total of 10 yellow card warnings in 5,894 mins (65 career starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.67. He has scored 44 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 different times.
Alejandro Remiro will be looking after the goal for Real Sociedad. During his professional soccer career, Remiro has conceded 136 goals and has tallied 342 stops in 127 starts. He has surrendered 1.08 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 53-29-44. He has earned a save % of 73.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.9%. Remiro has recorded 38 shutouts and has seen 469 shots attempted against him in 11,363 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-208)
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