Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Prediction, 4/2/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (+375) Real Madrid (-143)
Toni Kroos and Real Madrid (20-6-3, 1st in La Liga) are headed to Estadio de Balaídos on Saturday where they'll take on Celta de Vigo (9-9-11, 11th in La Liga). The men protecting the net are Matias Dituro for Celta de Vigo and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Celta de Vigo are priced +375 while the Meringues are at -143. The total opens at 6.5.
Celta Vigo faced off with Betis in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. Celta Vigo tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In the passing game, they earned a 87.0% received passes rate by converting 428 of the 492 pass attempts last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Celta Vigo finished at a 33.3% clip by hitting 3 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Celta Vigo is averaging 1.14 goals per 90 min (33 total goals) and have accounted for 21 assists in all competitions for the year.
Iago Aspas is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Celta Vigo. He has 53 assists while accumulating 77 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Aspas has had a starting assignment in 292 contests thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.55 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has recorded 156 goals scored in 25,642 mins played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Brais Mendez, the midfielder hailing from Spain. Mendez has totaled 9,728 mins during 111 starts and has been handed 24 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 14 times in his career while he has scored 20 goals. He is currently averaging 0.19 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Celta Vigo will be Matias Dituro. Dituro (101-54-48 record in his career) has recorded 72 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 35.5% shutout rate. The goalie from Argentina has seen 391 shots tried against him in 203 starts. His GA/90 is 0.9 (108 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 76.7%. Dituro has defended the goal for a total of 18,209 mins and has accumulated 303 stops during his career.
The last time they took the field, Real Madrid walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-0 against Barcelona. They finished this game by connecting on 420 of the 461 passing attempts for a rate of 91.1%. Real Madrid ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 7 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. Real Madrid converted 4 shots attempted out of their 14 shots attempted which gave them a 28.6% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 59 goals and 43 assists in all their matches, Real Madrid has an average of 2.03 goals and 1.48 assists per 90 min.
Toni Kroos will need to provide a lift for Real Madrid. The midfielder representing Germany has totaled 30,835 minutes while scoring 42 goals. He has 55 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 91 times. He currently averages 0.12 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 353 matches in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Karim Benzema, the forward representing France. He has totaled 257 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 115 times. Benzema has been handed a total of 11 yellow card cautions in 36,420 mins played (426 starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.64.
Thibaut Courtois will be looking after the goal for Real Madrid. Courtois has totaled 177 clean sheets and has defended 1,292 shots tried against him in 36,354 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 73.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 43.6%. He has surrendered 0.90 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 247-86-70. In his pro soccer career, Courtois has given up 365 goals while earning 944 stops in 406 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+375)
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