Valencia vs Real Madrid Prediction, 9/19/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Real Madrid
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (+333) Real Madrid (-143)
Carlos Soler and Valencia (3-1-0, 2nd in La Liga) play Real Madrid (3-1-0, 1st in La Liga) at Mestalla Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Jasper Cillessen for Valencia and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. The moneyline on this matchup has Valencia priced at +333 and the Meringues are at -143. The total is set at 2.5.
Valencia took the field against Osasuna in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 4-1. In regard to passing, they ended with a 74.8% rate by completing 226 out of their 302 passing attempts in their last game. Valencia attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 8 of the dribbles for a percentage of 66.7%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Valencia wrapped this game up at a 40.0% clip by hitting 4 SoT of 10 total shots. Valencia sports an average of 2.00 goals per 90 min (8 total goals) and have 6 assists in all competitions this season.
Carlos Soler is a player who should impact this matchup for Valencia. Soler has started 132 matchups during his soccer career and he has earned 0.17 G/90. The midfielder from Spain has totaled 22 goals in 11,693 minutes played. He has 21 assists while tallying 29 yellow cards in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Manu Vallejo, the forward who represents Spain. Vallejo has 4,047 minutes in 43 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 5 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 3 times thus far in his career and he has scored 15 goals. He has an average of 0.33 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Valencia will be Jasper Cillessen. Cillessen (93-48-35 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 65 shutouts, which gives him a 37.6% shutout percentage. The goalie from the Netherlands has faced 742 shots tried against him in 173 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.0 (173 total goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 77.8%. Cillessen has seen the pitch for 15,658 minutes and has tallied 575 saves so far in his career.
For their last match, Real Madrid got the victory with a final of 5-2 against Celta Vigo. They finished the match by connecting on 578 of the 650 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 88.9%. Real Madrid finished the match with a 70.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 14 out of the 20 dribbles they attempted. Real Madrid had 10 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted which gave them a 71.4% rate in their last match. Having tallied 13 goals and 10 assists in all their games, Real Madrid is averaging 3.25 goals and 2.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Karim Benzema should provide a lift for Real Madrid. The forward representing France has been on the field for 34,707 mins while scoring 240 goals. He has tallied 11 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 107 times. He is averaging 0.62 G/90 and has been a starter in 405 contests so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Eden Hazard, the forward who represents Belgium. He has tallied 125 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 91 different times. Hazard has been handed 24 yellow card cautions in 31,461 professional minutes (360 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.36.
Thibaut Courtois is expected to look after the goal for Real Madrid. Courtois has accumulated 166 shutouts while defending 1,212 shots tried against him in 34,104 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of 72.9 and his shutout rate sits at 43.6%. He has conceded 0.91 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 230-81-67. So far in his pro soccer career, Courtois has conceded 346 goals while totaling 882 saves in 381 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-143)
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