Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, 10/15/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: San Mamés in Bilbao, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Athletic Bilbao (+150) Atletico Madrid (+200)
The Red and Whites (5-1-2) are traveling to San Mamés on Saturday where they will take on the Lions (5-2-1). Atletico Madrid are priced at +200 while Athletic Bilbao are priced +150. The total comes in at 2.75. The starting goalkeepers will be Unai Simon Athletic Bilbao and Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid.
The Lions were ranked 3rd in regard to goals expected with 14.9, and the squad's expected goals against were 6.1. Athletic Bilbao allowed 5 goals while conceding 0.62 G/90, and opposing clubs amassed 18 shots on target on them. The team's difference in goals sat at 12 because of 17 goals notched and also 5 goals given up. They had a total of 4 shut outs, which gave them a rate of 50.0 over the course of last year. Athletic Bilbao accounted for 13 SVs and they also held a SV percentage of 72.2 during the previous year. Athletic Bilbao had a total of 11 yellow card warnings over the course of last year as well as 1 red card. For the previous season, the squad put together an average of 2.13 points per contest (17 points) and also had a ranking of 3rd in the league with 11 assists.
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Atletico Madrid had 14 goals and their expected goals for the prior year was 11.1. Their goals against/90 min was sitting at 0.87 with 16 saves, and they had 3 clean sheets. On the season, Madrid had a save percentage of 72.0 (25 SoT against), and also sat at 4th in the league with 16 pts. Atletico Madrid had a rank of 4th in the matter of goals relinquished with 7, and their difference in goals was sitting at 7. Atletico Madrid amassed a shut out rate of 37.5 during the previous year and 21 yellow card warnings. The Red and Whites had an average of 2.0 pts per contest while having 10 assists and 2 red cards.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Athletic Bilbao is Unai Simon. Simon (30-28-28 record in his career) has recorded 25 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.1% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from Spain has had 256 shots attempted at him in 86 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.02 (87 goals allowed) and his save % is .707. Simon has seen the field a total of 7,671 minutes and has accumulated 181 stops so far in his career.
Jan Oblak is expected to look after the goal for Atletico Madrid. So far in his career, Oblak has allowed 226 goals and has accumulated 725 stops in 295 starts. He has given up 0.77 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 169-70-55. He has earned a save % of .776 and his shutout rate is currently at 49.8%. Oblak has racked up 147 shutouts and has seen 934 shots attempted against him in 26,451 mins throughout his career.
Inaki Williams is one man who could help decide the outcome for Athletic Bilbao. The forward born in Spain has earned 48 goals in 17,569 mins. Williams has had a starting assignment in 203 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.25 goals per 90 mins. He has 28 assists while tallying 19 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Atletico Madrid has playmaker in Antoine Griezmann, who pesters opposing defenses. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has started 391 outings so far in his career. The forward who is from France has been on the pitch for 33,540 mins while earning 164 goals. He has accumulated 62 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 57 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (+150)
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