Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid Prediction, 8/20/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Real Madrid
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (+320) Real Madrid (-125)
Celta Vigo (12-10-16 last year) will compete against Real Madrid (26-8-4 last season) at Estadio de Balaídos on Saturday. Celta de Vigo opens at +320 while Real Madrid are priced -125. Celta de Vigo opens at +320 while Real Madrid are priced -125. The goaltenders protecting the net are Ivan Villar Celta Vigo and Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid.
The Celtics ranked 9th in the category of expected goals having 44.0, and their xGA came in at 46.6. Celta Vigo surrendered 43 goals while allowing 1.13 goals per 90 min, and opposing teams had 128 shots on target against them. Their goal differential was sitting at 0 with 43 goals put in the net and also 43 goals given up. They finished with 14 shut outs, which put them at a % of 36.8 over the course of last year. Celta Vigo accounted for 91 SVs and they also held a save percentage of 69.5 in the previous season. Celta Vigo earned 87 yellow cards over the course of last season and 3 red cards. For the prior year, this team were the owners of an average of 1.21 points per match (46 points) and also sat at 9th in soccer with 29 assists.
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The Meringues finished with an average of 2.3 points per match while earning 59 assists and 0 red cards. Real Madrid had a shut out percentage of 42.1 over the course of last year in addition to 76 yellow card warnings. Real Madrid had a ranking of 1st in the matter of goals allowed having 31, and their difference in goals was 49. For the year, the Meringues had a save percentage of 77.2 (123 SoT against), and they also were 1st in soccer with 86 pts. Their goals against/90 min sat at 0.82 in addition to 94 saves, and they tallied 16 clean sheets. Real Madrid had a total of 80 goals and the squad's goals expected over the course of the prior season was 74.4.
The man defending the goal for Celta Vigo is Ivan Villar. His GA/90 is 1.62 (55 goals conceded) and his save percentage is .611. Villar (9-9-15 record during his soccer career) has tallied 7 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 21.2% shutout percentage. Villar has played a total of 3,051 mins and has accumulated 77 stops during his career. The goalkeeper from Spain has had 126 shots tried against him in 33 career starts.
Thibaut Courtois will be residing in front of the goal for Real Madrid. So far in his career, Courtois has allowed 369 goals and has totaled 957 stops in 413 starts. He has surrendered 0.90 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 253-87-70. He has a save percentage of .731 and his clean sheet rate sits at 43.8%. Courtois has accumulated 181 clean sheets while seeing 1,310 shots attempted against him in 36,984 mins in his career.
Iago Aspas is one footballer you are going to want to keep your eye on for Celta Vigo. Aspas has been in the starting lineup in 301 contests during his career and accounts for 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Spain has earned 161 goals scored in 26,427 mins played. He has 54 assists while earning 77 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Real Madrid has a guy in Karim Benzema, who should keep defenses up at night. He scores 0.64 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 432 matches during his career. The forward hailing from France has totaled 36,957 mins while scoring 262 goals. He has earned 11 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 116 times.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+320)
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