Celta Vigo vs Elche Prediction, 5/15/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Elche
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (-194) Elche (+489)
Pere Milla and Elche (10-9-16, 14th in La Liga) head to Estadio de Balaídos on Sunday where they'll take on Celta de Vigo (11-10-14, 11th in La Liga). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Matias Dituro for Celta de Vigo and Edgar Badia for Elche. Elche are priced at +489 while the Celtics are at -194. The total is set at 2.5.
Celta Vigo faced off with Granada in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Celta Vigo attempted 17 dribbles in this game and converted 10 of those tries for a rate of 58.8%. In the passing game, they ended with a 87.7% received passes percentage by connecting on 335 of the 382 passing targets in their last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Celta Vigo finished at a 38.5% rate by landing 5 shots on target of 13 shots. Celta Vigo is averaging 1.06 goals per 90 minutes (36 goals in total) and are sitting with 24 assists in all games this season.
Brais Mendez is a player who should be able to impact this match for Celta Vigo. Mendez has started 116 matchups during his career while he scores 0.18 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Spain has recorded 20 goals in 10,135 mins. He has accounted for 15 assists while accumulating 24 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Iago Aspas, the forward representing Spain. Aspas has been on the pitch for 26,090 minutes in 297 starting assignments and has earned himself 77 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 53 times during his soccer career while he has scored 157 total goals. He is averaging 0.54 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Celta Vigo will be Matias Dituro. Dituro has been on the pitch for 18,659 mins and has 315 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.9 (114 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of 76.7%. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has seen 407 shots attempted against him in 208 career starts. Dituro (102-55-51 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 73 shutouts, which has earned him a 35.1% clean sheet rate.
In their last outing, Elche went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Osasuna. Elche finished with a 33.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 4 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this contest by converting 378 of the 407 passes they tried for a rate of 92.9%. Elche landed 3 shots attempted out of 11 shots attempted which had them at a 27.3% clip in their last game. With a total of 36 goals and 27 assists in all competitions, Elche has an average of 1.06 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 min.
Pere Milla should be able to be counted on for Elche. He currently averages 0.25 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 103 matches in his career. The forward representing Spain has been on the pitch for 9,412 mins and has scored 26 goals. He has accumulated 22 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Fidel, the midfielder hailing from Spain. Fidel has been handed 68 yellow cards in 25,799 minutes played (297 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.20. He has collected 58 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 46 times.
Edgar Badia will look after the net for Elche. In his career, Badia has allowed 237 goals and has earned 552 stops in 210 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.13 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 63-70-77. He has a save % of 76.9 and his clean sheet rate is 30.5%. Badia has totaled 64 shutouts and has seen 728 shots attempted against him in 18,900 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Elche (+489)
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