Real Madrid vs Sevilla Prediction, 5/9/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Sevilla
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (-136) Sevilla (+361)
Toni Kroos and Real Madrid (22-8-4, 2nd in La Liga) host Sevilla (22-4-7, 4th in La Liga) at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Bono for Sevilla. Sevilla are priced at +361 while the Meringues are at -136. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Real Madrid faced Osasuna in their most recent match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-0. In sharing the ball, they had a 90.6% received passes percentage by converting 645 out of their 712 passing targets last contest. Real Madrid attempted 21 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 13 of those tries for a rate of 61.9%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Real Madrid finished at a 27.3% rate by hitting 6 shots on target of 22 total shots. Real Madrid averages 1.62 goals per 90 minutes (55 goals in total) and have 45 assists in all matches this season.
Toni Kroos is a guy who should impact this matchup for Real Madrid. He has accounted for 84 assists while earning 52 yellow cards so far in his career. Kroos has started 332 matches during his soccer career and has 0.13 G/90. The midfielder who is from Germany has racked up 41 goals scored in 29,079 mins played. One more player who should impact this match is Karim Benzema, the forward representing France. Benzema has been on the field for 34,003 mins in 397 career starting assignments and has been given 11 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 102 times during his career while he has scored 233 goals. He currently averages 0.62 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Real Madrid is Thibaut Courtois. Courtois (224-79-67 record during his soccer career) has earned 164 shutouts, which leaves him with a 44.0% shutout rate. The goalie born in Belgium has faced 1,183 shots tried against him in 373 career starts. His GA/90 is 0.9 (336 goals given up) and he has a save % of 73.0%. Courtois has been on the pitch for a total of 33,384 mins and is sitting with 862 saves during his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Sevilla walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against Granada. Sevilla finished with a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by converting 484 of the 582 passing tries earning a percentage of 83.2%. Sevilla converted 4 shots tried out of 9 shots tried which had them sitting at a 44.4% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 48 goals and 33 assists in all their contests, Sevilla sports an average of 1.45 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Luuk De Jong should provide a spark for Sevilla. He sports an average of 0.52 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 290 contests thus far in his career. The forward representing Switzerland has earned 25,843 professional minutes while he has scored 150 goals. He has accumulated 27 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 59 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Youssef En-Nesyri, the forward born in Morocco. En-Nesyri has been given a total of 15 yellow card warnings in 8,217 minutes (80 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.43. He has earned 39 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 5 different times.
Bono will look after the goal for Sevilla. In his career, Bono has conceded 175 goals and has racked up 479 saves in 152 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.15 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 70-35-47. He has a save percentage of 75.1 and his shutout rate is currently 35.5%. Bono has accumulated 54 clean sheets while he has seen 635 shots tried against him in 13,643 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sevilla (+361)
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