Valencia vs Elche Prediction, 1/30/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Elche
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (-169) Elche (+497)
Pere Milla and Elche (3-8-7, 19th in La Liga) are headed to Mestalla Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Valencia (4-8-8, 14th in La Liga). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Jaume Domenech for Valencia and Edgar Badia for Elche. The line on this matchup has Valencia priced at -169 and the Green-Striped Ones are at +497. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Valencia took the field against Atlético Madrid in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 3-1. Valencia attempted 21 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 13 of those tries for a rate of 61.9%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 81.2% received passes percentage by converting 402 out of their 495 pass targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Valencia wrapped this game up at a 50.0% clip by landing 4 shots on target out of 8 shots. Valencia has an average of 1.20 goals per 90 minutes (24 total goals) and have accounted for 16 assists in all games for the season.
Carlos Soler is a guy who can be a difference maker for Valencia. He has accounted for 15 assists while tallying 23 yellow cards in his career. Soler has started 112 matches in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.13 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Spain has earned 14 goals scored in 9,968 professional minutes. Someone else who should impact this match is Maxi Gomez, the forward representing Uruguay. He has assisted on a goal 11 times so far in his career while scoring 74 total goals. Gomez has played 13,580 minutes in 154 starts and has been given a total of 34 yellow cards. He scores 0.49 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Valencia will be Jaume Domenech. Domenech has defended the goal for a total of 5,734 minutes and has tallied 224 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.26 (80 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .748. The keeper born in Spain has seen 301 shots tried at him in 63 starts. Domenech (21-20-22 record in his career) has tallied 17 shutouts, which gives him a 27.0% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Elche went home defeated by a final of 2-0 against Barcelona. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 327 out of their 386 passing attempts for a rate of 84.7%. Elche finished with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 5 out of the 10 dribbles they attempted. Elche converted 2 shots tried out of the team's 4 shots tried giving them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 16 goals and 11 assists in all matches, Elche averages 0.89 goals and 0.61 assists per 90 min.
Pere Milla should be able to be counted on for Elche. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has started 79 games in his career. The forward born in Spain has accumulated 7,052 professional minutes while scoring 15 goals. He has 16 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Fidel, the midfielder representing Spain. Fidel has been given 53 yellow card warnings in 22,465 professional minutes played (255 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.20. He has earned 51 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 40 different times.
Edgar Badia is expected to look after the net for Elche. Badia has 58 shutouts and has seen 583 shots attempted against him in 15,840 minutes in his career. He has earned a save % of .784 and his shutout rate is 33.0%. He has allowed 1.06 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 53-62-61. During his career, Badia has given up 186 goals and has accounted for 450 stops in 176 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Elche (+497) and under 2.5 goals
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