Granada vs Elche Prediction, 3/12/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Granada vs Elche
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in Granada, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Granada (+100) Elche (+264)
Pere Milla and Elche (7-8-12, 14th in La Liga) travel to Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes on Saturday where they'll take on Granada (5-10-12, 17th in La Liga). The starting goalkeepers will be Luis Maximiano for Granada and Edgar Badia for Elche. The moneyline on this game has Granada coming in at +100 and the Green-Striped Ones are at +264. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Granada stepped onto the pitch against Valencia in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 3-1. Granada tried 15 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 10 of those tries for a percentage of 66.7%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 72.1% rate by converting 256 out of their 355 targeted passes last game.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Granada wrapped this game up at a 0.0% clip by hitting 0 SoT out of 7 total shots. Granada has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (27 total goals) and have accounted for 16 assists in all competitions this season.
Darwin Machis is a guy who can be a difference maker for Granada. Machis has been a starter in 154 games during his career and has 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Venezuela has totaled 45 goals scored in 14,218 mins played. He has totaled 28 assists while earning 32 yellow card cautions in his career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Jorge Molina, the forward born in Spain. Molina has been on the pitch for 29,394 mins in 322 career starts and has been handed 54 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 40 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 158 goals. He has an average of 0.48 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Granada is Luis Maximiano. Maximiano has defended the goal for a total of 4,281 minutes and has accumulated 137 stops thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.2 (58 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 72.5%. The goalkeeper hailing from Portugal has had 189 shots tried at him in 48 starting assignments. Maximiano (19-12-17 mark during his career) has accumulated 15 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.3% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Elche took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Barcelona. They finished this game by connecting on 202 out of their 244 attempted passes earning a percentage of 82.8%. Elche finished with a 31.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Elche converted 3 shots attempted out of their 14 shots attempted giving them a 21.4% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 29 goals and 20 assists in all their matches, Elche has an average of 1.07 goals and 0.74 assists per 90.
Pere Milla should provide a lift for Elche. He scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins and has started 99 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Spain has been on the pitch for 9,035 mins while earning 25 goals. He has collected 22 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lucas Boye, the forward representing Argentina. Boye has been handed 25 yellow card warnings in 10,430 minutes played (111 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.21. He has collected 24 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 14 different times.
Edgar Badia will reside in front of the goal for Elche. So far in his career, Badia has given up 231 goals and has 532 stops in 203 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.14 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 60-69-74. He has earned a save % of 76.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 30.0%. Badia has recorded 61 shutouts and has seen 702 shots tried against him in 18,270 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Granada (+100)
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