Football/Soccer Picks, Previews, and Detailed PredictionsLa Liga Picks, Predictions, and Detailed Previews

Athletic Club vs. Elche 5/22/2021 La Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Athletic Club clashes with Elche on 5/22/2021.

Elche takes on Athletic Club in a La Liga match. Athletic Club with a record of 7.0-12.0-18.0 this season comes into this game with a 3.0-4.0-12.0 record on the road. Elche is 7.0-12.0-18.0 this season and is 4.0-8.0-6.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Athletic Club and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their last match, Elche won and now turns their attention to Athletic Club at home in friendly territory.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Elche and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Elche won and now turns their attention to Athletic Club at home in friendly territory.

The Athletic Club Roster

The Players to Watch for the Athletic Club

Iñigo Martínez DF

As a shooter, Iñigo Martínez had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Iñigo Martínez has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Iñigo Martínez has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Iñigo Martínez has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Iñigo Martínez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Iñigo Martínez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Iñaki Williams FW

Iñaki Williams has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Iñaki Williams had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Iñaki Williams has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Iñaki Williams has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Iñaki Williams has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Iñaki Williams has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Álex Berenguer MF,FW

As a shooter, Álex Berenguer had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Álex Berenguer had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Álex Berenguer had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Athletic Club teammates, Álex Berenguer had 8 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Álex Berenguer has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Álex Berenguer has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Ander Capa DF

Ander Capa has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ander Capa had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Ander Capa has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Athletic Club teammates, Ander Capa had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ander Capa has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ander Capa has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Iker Muniain MF,FW

Iker Muniain has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Iker Muniain had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Iker Muniain has 21 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Iker Muniain has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Iker Muniain has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Iker Muniain has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Unai Núñez DF

As a shooter, Unai Núñez had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Unai Núñez had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Unai Núñez has 22 goals scored this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Athletic Club teammates, Unai Núñez had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Unai Núñez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Unai Núñez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Yeray Álvarez DF

Yeray Álvarez has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yeray Álvarez had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Yeray Álvarez had 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Yeray Álvarez has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Yeray Álvarez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yeray Álvarez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Yuri Berchiche DF

Yuri Berchiche has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yuri Berchiche had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Yuri Berchiche has 18 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Yuri Berchiche has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Yuri Berchiche has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yuri Berchiche has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

The Elche Roster

The Players to Watch for the Elche

Raúl Guti MF

As a shooter, Raúl Guti had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Raúl Guti had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Raúl Guti has 30 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Raúl Guti has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Raúl Guti has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Raúl Guti has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Gonzalo Verdú DF

Gonzalo Verdú has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Gonzalo Verdú has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Gonzalo Verdú has 32 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Elche teammates, Gonzalo Verdú had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Gonzalo Verdú has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gonzalo Verdú has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Lucas Boyé FW

As a shooter, Lucas Boyé had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Lucas Boyé has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Lucas Boyé had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Lucas Boyé has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Lucas Boyé has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Lucas Boyé has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Iván Marcone MF

As a shooter, Iván Marcone had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Iván Marcone had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Iván Marcone has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Iván Marcone has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Iván Marcone has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Iván Marcone has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Fidel MF,DF

Fidel has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Fidel has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Fidel had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Elche teammates, Fidel had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Fidel has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Fidel has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Antonio Barragán DF

Antonio Barragán has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Antonio Barragán had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Antonio Barragán had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Antonio Barragán has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Antonio Barragán has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Antonio Barragán has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Josan MF,DF

Josan has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Josan had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Josan had 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Josan has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Josan has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Josan has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Tete Morente MF,FW

Tete Morente has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tete Morente had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Tete Morente had 22 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! Tete Morente has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tete Morente has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tete Morente has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Athletic Club Team Stats

The Athletic Club Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Athletic Club was able to score 1.05 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Athletic Club scored those goals off assists 80.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.84 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Athletic Club was able to score on 0.30 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Athletic Club attempted 3.54 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Athletic Club is able to get 33.1% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Athletic Club Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Athletic Club was able to hold opponents to 0.92 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Athletic Club goalkeepers fended off 2.81 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Athletic Club truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Athletic Club goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 66.3% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 24.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Athletic Club. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Athletic Club Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Elche had 10.84 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Elche is in the top 88 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Elche had 10.16 interceptions. This puts Elche in the top 83 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Elche commits 14.08 fouls. This puts Elche in the top 72 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Elche drew 12.3 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Elche is in the top 54 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Elche had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.35 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Elche in the top 18 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Elche Team Stats

The Elche Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Elche was able to score 0.78 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Elche scored those goals off assists 79.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.62 assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Elche converted on 0.35 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Elche attempts 2.27 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Elche attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 32.6% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Elche Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Elche was able to hold opponents to 1.32 goals. Elche plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.16 shots were saved by Elche goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Elche goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 68.2% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Elche goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 16.2% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

Elche Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Elche had 10.84 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Elche is in the top 88 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Elche has successfully intercepted 10.16 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Elche in the top 83 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Elche has committed 14.08 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Elche in the top 72 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Elche drew 12.3 fouls. This puts Elche in the top 54 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Elche had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.35 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Elche in the top 18 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Athletic Club vs. Elche Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Athletic Club 1 Elche 0

Moneyline Pick: Athletic Club +265 WagerWeb Perpetual Bonuses? They’re crazy enough to do that?!? Jump on that deal.