Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction, 5/8/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlético Madrid vs Real Madrid
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Atlético Madrid (+134) Real Madrid (-400)
Estadio Wanda Metropolitano is the site where Luis Suarez and Atlético Madrid (18-7-8, 4th in La Liga) will play Real Madrid (24-6-3, 1st in La Liga) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Atlético Madrid are priced +134 while the Meringues are at -400. The total is set at 2.25.
Atlético Madrid stepped onto the pitch against Athletic Bilbao in their last match and took a loss by a score of 2-0. Atlético Madrid tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 8 of those tries for a rate of 57.1%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 83.0% received passes percentage by completing 416 out of their 501 passing attempts in their last game.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Atlético Madrid wrapped this game up at a 22.2% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 9 total shots. Atlético Madrid sports an average of 1.68 goals per 90 min (57 total goals) and have accounted for 40 assists in all matches this year.
Luis Suarez is a player who can be a difference maker for Atlético Madrid. He has totaled 148 assists while tallying 101 yellow cards in his career. Suarez has been a starter in 466 outings so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.74 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Uruguay has accumulated 338 goals scored in 41,298 minutes.
Someone else who should impact this game is Antoine Griezmann, the forward hailing from France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 58 times so far in his career while scoring 165 goals. Griezmann has been on the field for 34,640 minutes in 407 career starts and has been given 64 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.43 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Atlético Madrid is Jan Oblak. Oblak (183-76-62 mark during his career) has 154 shutouts, which leaves him with a 47.8% shutout rate. The goalkeeper born in Slovenia has seen 995 shots attempted against him in 322 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.8 (261 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 75.9%. Oblak has been on the field for 28,887 minutes and is sitting with 762 saves in his career.
For their last game, Real Madrid took home the win by a final score of 4-0 against Espanyol. Real Madrid ended the game with a 63.6% successful dribble rate by completing 14 out of the 22 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 580 out of their 624 attempted passes for a percentage of 92.9%. Real Madrid landed 5 shots attempted out of 12 shots attempted which had them at a 41.7% rate when they last took the field. With 73 goals and 52 assists in all their matches, Real Madrid has an average of 2.15 goals and 1.53 assists per 90.
Toni Kroos should provide a spark for Real Madrid. The midfielder who is from Germany has earned 31,060 mins while scoring 42 goals. He has accounted for 56 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 91 times. He averages 0.12 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 355 games thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Karim Benzema, the forward representing France. Benzema has been given 11 yellow card cautions in 36,793 minutes played (430 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.64. He has totaled 261 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 115 different times.
Thibaut Courtois will look after the goal for Real Madrid. Courtois has racked up 179 shutouts and has seen 1,307 shots attempted against him in 36,804 minutes in his career. He has earned a save % of 73.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 43.6%. He has surrendered 0.90 goals per 90 and he has a record of 252-86-70. So far in his career, Courtois has surrendered 369 goals while tallying 954 saves in 411 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Real Madrid (-400)
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