Real Madrid vs Valencia Prediction, 2/14/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Madrid vs Valencia
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Real Madrid (-294) Valencia (+600)
Karim Benzema and Real Madrid (14-4-4, 2nd in La Liga) host Valencia (5-9-8, 12th in La Liga) at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on Sunday. The starting goalies are Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid and Jaume Domenech for Valencia. Valencia are priced at +600 while the Meringues are at -294. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Real Madrid took the field against Getafe in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 2-0. In the passing game, they ended with a 87.0% received passes percentage by completing 582 out of their 669 passing attempts in their last outing. Real Madrid attempted 30 dribbles in this contest and converted 18 of those attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Real Madrid finished at a 28.6% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 14 total shots. Real Madrid averages 1.64 g/90 (36 goals in total) and have 28 assists in all games this season.
Karim Benzema is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Real Madrid. Benzema has had a starting assignment in 388 contests thus far in his career and he tallies 0.60 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from France has totaled 223 goals in 33,226 professional minutes played. He has 99 assists while earning 10 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Luka Modric, the midfielder who is from Croatia. Modric has earned 31,472 minutes in 366 starts and has been handed 56 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 65 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 44 total goals. He currently averages 0.13 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Real Madrid will be Thibaut Courtois. Courtois has played for a total of 32,304 minutes and is sitting with 827 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 0.92 (331 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .724. The goalkeeper hailing from Belgium has seen 1,143 shots sent his way in 361 starts. Courtois (216-75-67 record in his career) has accounted for 157 shutouts, which gives him a 43.5% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Valencia were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Athletic Bilbao. They finished the match by converting 390 out of their 472 passing attempts for a percentage of 82.6%. Valencia ended the game with a 42.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 3 of the 7 dribbles they attempted. Valencia connected on 2 shots tried out of their 15 shots tried giving them a 13.3% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 26 goals and 18 assists in all matches, Valencia averages 1.18 goals and 0.82 assists per 90.
Maxi Gomez should be someone to watch for Valencia. He is averaging 0.48 G/90 and has been a starter in 156 outings thus far in his career. The forward from Uruguay has accumulated 13,760 minutes and has earned 74 goals. He has totaled 34 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. Be sure to watch out for Carlos Soler, the midfielder born in Spain. Soler has been handed a total of 24 yellow cards in 10,148 professional minutes (114 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.12. He has scored 14 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 16 times.
Jaume Domenech will look after the net for Valencia. During his career, Domenech has conceded 81 goals and has 227 stops in 65 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 22-21-22. He is the owner of a save % of .747 and his clean sheet rate is 27.7%. Domenech has 18 shutouts while defending 304 shots tried against him in 5,914 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-294)
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