Valladolid vs Atlético Madrid Prediction, 5/22/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valladolid vs Atlético Madrid
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla in Valladolid, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Valladolid (+700) Atlético Madrid (-286)
Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla is the venue where Shon Weissman and Valladolid (5-16-16, 19th in La Liga) will play Atlético Madrid (25-8-4, 1st in La Liga) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Jordi Masip for Valladolid and Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid. Atlético Madrid are priced at -286 while the White and Violets are at +700. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Valladolid played Real Sociedad in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 4-1. Valladolid tried 13 dribbles in this match and completed 11 of those attempts for a rate of 84.6%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 86.8% rate by converting 376 of the 433 targeted passes last contest. In terms of shooting accuracy, Valladolid finished the game at a 26.3% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 19 total shots. Valladolid sports an average of 0.89 g/90 (33 goals in total) and have tallied 20 assists in all games for this campaign.
Shon Weissman is a player who should be able to impact this game for Valladolid. Weissman has started 53 matchups during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.69 goals per 90. The forward from Israel has racked up 36 goals scored in 4,702 mins. He has 6 assists while accumulating 7 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Maranhao, the forward representing Brazil. Maranhao has been on the field for 4,187 minutes during 45 career starts and has earned himself a total of 6 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 3 times during his career while he has scored 16 goals. He sports an average of 0.34 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Valladolid will be Jordi Masip. Masip (73-63-77 record in his career) has earned 49 clean sheets, which has earned him a 23.0% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Spain has seen 855 shots tried at him in 213 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.3 (276 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 70.6%. Masip has seen the pitch for a total of 19,170 minutes and has accumulated 594 stops so far in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Atlético Madrid got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Osasuna. They finished the match by converting 589 out of their 649 pass attempts for a percentage of 90.8%. Atlético Madrid had a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 12 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. Atlético Madrid had 9 shots attempted out of 24 shots attempted earning them a 37.5% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 63 goals and 53 assists in all competitions, Atlético Madrid averages 1.70 goals and 1.43 assists per 90 min.
Koke will need to provide a lift for Atlético Madrid. He averages 0.12 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 310 contests so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder born in Spain has accumulated 27,344 professional minutes and has scored 36 goals. He has accumulated 65 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 74 times. Make sure to watch out for Luis Suarez, the forward hailing from Uruguay. He has earned 326 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 141 different times. Suarez has been given a total of 93 yellow card cautions in 39,447 professional minutes played (446 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.74.
Jan Oblak is expected to look after the goal for Atlético Madrid. So far in his career, Oblak has allowed 219 goals and has accounted for 715 saves in 287 starting assignments. He has surrendered 0.77 goals per 90 while holding a record of 164-69-52. He has a save % of 77.6 and his shutout rate is currently 50.2%. Oblak has racked up 144 clean sheets while he has seen 919 shots against him in 25,735 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlético Madrid (-286)
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