ATLETICO MADRID V ELCHE
Atlético Madrid will be looking for a repeat result of the 1-2 La Liga victory versus Celta Vigo.
In that game, Atlético Madrid managed 47% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Atlético Madrid was Ángel Correa (23', 64'). Celta de Vigo had 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Iago Aspas (59') was the scorer for Celta Vigo.
Their latest results show that much respect should be given to the Atlético Madrid rearguard. Atlético Madrid have given the opposition little, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their last six games standing at 4. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this match, however.
In their previous fixture, Elche CF drew 0-0 in the La Liga tie with Athletic Bilbao.
In that game, Elche CF had 50% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Athletic Bilbao had 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Over the course of 5 of the past six games involving Elche CF, a comparatively low number of goals have been hit between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell is a meagre 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by Los Franjiverdes being 0.83.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
LEVANTE V REAL MADRID
Levante enter this game following a 1-1 La Liga stalemate against Cádiz.
In that match, Levante managed 57% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Levante was José Luis Morales (39'). On the other side, Cádiz got 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Alfonso Espino (97') was the scorer for Cádiz.
Fixtures featuring Levante have often been exciting ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum of 21 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 9 of those accredited to Levante.
Real Madrid will go into this clash following a 1-4 La Liga win with the eclipse of Alaves in their last match.
In that game, Real Madrid had 59% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Real Madrid, the goals were scored by Karim Benzema (48', 62'), Nacho (56') and Vinicius Júnior (92'). For their opponents, Alaves had 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. Joselu (65') was the scorer for Alaves.
The numbers tell their own story, and Real Madrid have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals in total. In defence, Real Madrid can certainly do much better. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether the trend will persist here in this match or not.
Heading into this fixture, Real Madrid are undefeated in their last 15 away league matches. Not many clubs can boast an away record as good as that.
Prediction: Both teams to score
BOLOGNA V SALERNITANA
Bologna will be hoping to bounce back here after a 4-5 Coppa Italia loss in their previous game against Ternana.
In that match, Bologna had 64% possession and 23 shots at goal with 11 on target. For Bologna, goals were scored by Nicolás Domínguez (38'), Marko Arnautović (56'), Roberto Soriano (58') and Riccardo Orsolini (76'). For their opponents, Ternana had 10 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Davide Agazzi (6'), Alfredo Donnarumma (21'), Diego Peralta (40', 54') and César Falletti (50') scored for Ternana.
It has not been often in recent times that Bologna have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Bologna have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 17 goals during that time. However, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern might persist here in this match.
Salernitana will go into this match following on from a 2-0 Coppa Italia win in the defeat of Reggina in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Salernitana managed 35% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Salernitana was Federico Bonazzoli (45', 55'). On the other side, Reggina got 15 shots at goal with 6 on target.
In their last half-dozen outings, Salernitana have amassed a total of 12 goals. Salernitana have also scored in every single one of those games. During that period, they’ve seen 5 goals go into their own net.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
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