Real Sociedad vs Elche Prediction, 5/7/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Sociedad vs Elche
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastián, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Real Sociedad (-276) Elche (+873)
Josan Fernandez and Elche (6-12-16, 19th in La Liga) travel to Anoeta Stadium on Friday where they'll meet Real Sociedad (14-11-9, 5th in La Liga). The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad and Edgar Badia for Elche. The moneyline on this game has Real Sociedad coming in at -276 and the Green-Striped Ones are at +873. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Real Sociedad stepped onto the pitch against Huesca in their most recent match and took a loss by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 81.6% received passes percentage by converting 346 of the 424 pass attempts in their last match. Real Sociedad tried 15 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 8 of the attempts for a rate of 53.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Real Sociedad wrapped this game up at a 42.9% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 7 total shots. Real Sociedad sports an average of 1.47 g/90 (50 goals in total) and are sitting with 32 assists in all competitions this season.
Portu is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Real Sociedad. Portu has had a starting assignment in 225 outings so far in his career while scoring 0.25 G/90. The forward from Spain has 55 goals scored in 19,810 professional minutes played. He has totaled 27 assists while accumulating 37 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Alexander Isak, the forward who is from Sweden. Isak has totaled 6,667 minutes in 75 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 11 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 10 times so far in his career while scoring 46 total goals. He is averaging 0.62 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Real Sociedad is Alejandro Remiro. Remiro has been on the field for 12,263 mins and is sitting with 363 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.1 (151 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 72.8%. The goalie hailing from Spain has seen 503 shots attempted against him in 137 starting assignments. Remiro (56-32-48 record in his career) has accumulated 40 shutouts, which has earned him a 29.2% clean sheet percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Elche walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Atlético Madrid. Elche finished the match with a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 370 out of their 434 passing tries earning a percentage of 85.3%. Elche landed 1 shot on target out of their 4 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 28 goals and 21 assists in all their matches, Elche averages 0.82 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 min.
Josan Fernandez will need to provide a lift for Elche. He scores 0.12 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 73 matches in his pro soccer career. The midfielder born in Spain has 6,025 minutes and has scored 8 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 12 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Pere Milla, the forward who represents Spain. He has accounted for 17 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 9 times. Milla has been given a total of 19 yellow cards in 7,655 professional minutes played (86 starts). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.20.
Edgar Badia will look after the goal for Elche. In his pro soccer career, Badia has allowed 207 goals and has tallied 481 stops in 188 starts. He has allowed 1.10 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 55-65-68. He sports a save % of 77.1 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.4%. Badia has accumulated 59 shutouts while defending 633 shots against him in 16,920 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Real Sociedad (-276)
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