Villarreal vs Atlético Madrid Prediction, 2/28/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Atlético Madrid
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (+220) Atlético Madrid (+140)
Joao Felix and Atlético Madrid (17-4-2, 1st in La Liga) go to Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday where they'll take on Villarreal (8-13-3, 6th in La Liga). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid. The odds on this contest have Villarreal coming in at +220 and the Red and Whites are at +140. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Villarreal stepped onto the pitch against Betis in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they had a 81.8% rate by connecting on 441 out of their 539 passing attempts last match. Villarreal attempted 17 dribbles in this outing and completed 11 of the dribbles for a percentage of 64.7%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Villarreal finished the game at a 66.7% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 3 total shots. Villarreal is averaging 1.37 g/90 (33 total goals) and have accounted for 19 assists in all matches for the year.
Gerard Moreno is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Villarreal. He has totaled 23 assists while tallying 28 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Moreno has had a starting assignment in 223 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Spain has accumulated 98 goals in 19,854 mins. One more player who could decide who wins is Dani Parejo, the midfielder hailing from Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 55 times during his career while he has scored 67 goals. Parejo has been on the field for 30,136 mins in 340 career starts and has been handed a total of 99 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Villarreal will be Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo has seen the pitch for 24,937 mins and has tallied 850 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.2 (330 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 72.8%. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has had 1,160 shots tried at him in 279 career starts. Asenjo (106-79-93 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 89 shutouts, which gives him a 31.9% shutout rate.
In their last outing, Atlético Madrid took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Levante. They finished this game by converting 427 of the 513 passes they attempted for a percentage of 83.2%. Atlético Madrid earned a 33.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 2 out of the 6 dribbles they tried. Atlético Madrid landed 11 shots attempted out of their 28 shots attempted which had them at a 39.3% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 44 goals and 36 assists for all their matches, Atlético Madrid averages 1.91 goals and 1.57 assists per 90 minutes.
Joao Felix will need to be on top of his game for Atlético Madrid. The forward born in Portugal has 4,651 minutes while scoring 27 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped on a goal 12 times. He is averaging 0.52 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 54 matches so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Luis Suarez, the forward born in Uruguay. He has 322 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 140 different times. Suarez has been handed a total of 91 yellow card cautions in 38,569 minutes played (436 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.75.
Jan Oblak will be looking after the net for Atlético Madrid. So far in his career, Oblak has given up 211 goals and has accounted for 674 saves in 273 starts. He has surrendered 0.78 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 156-65-50. He is the owner of a save % of 77.2 and his shutout rate is 50.2%. Oblak has recorded 137 clean sheets while defending 869 shots tried against him in 24,475 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlético Madrid (+140)
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