Firm in its intention to conquer the league title, as it did for the last time in 2014, Atlético de Madrid maintains a cruising speed that has allowed it to distance itself by seven and 10 points, respectively, from Real Madrid and Barcelona, with one game less. This Sunday he visits Ramón de Carranza with the aim of defending this advantage and even increasing it if one of his two great rivals ‘punctures’.
In this duel of the twenty-first day of LaLiga Santander between two teams that are not characterized by their excessive treatment of the ball, Gonzalez challenges He has looked at the possession statistics to make his forecast. With the numbers in hand, the tipster clearly opts for the League leader as the owner of the ball in this match, considering that he will have more than 66.5% of total possession.
For starters, the social network forecaster Betsfy presents a brief summary of the qualifying situation of both sets. “Atlético may have a downturn, but it will not be due to relaxation or because they are not working. This team has very clear ideas and a firm goal this season, ”he says about the rojiblanco side.
Quite the opposite of a Cádiz to which, after a good start to the season, the tipster predicts that “he will end up suffering a lot to avoid relegation.” Currently in “a comfortable qualifying situation”, with six points on relegation, the Andalusian team has only won one of their last eight league games: “There is still a lot left and I don’t see anything clear that can be saved,” he warns.
One of the characteristics of the game that Cádiz has shown so far this year is its renunciation of having possession: “Blatantly, they don’t want to have the ball. It is very difficult to see him wanting to treat you well. Álvaro Cervera has already recognized it on more than one occasion, that it is not the style that he likes the most or does not like the most, but rather the one that gives them the most effectiveness due to the characteristics of the players he has, ”he argues.
To justify this claim, Gonzalez challenges provides an incontestable statistic. “In the 19 games he has played, he has had more than 33.5% of possession in only seven of them”, against Osasuna (53%), Granada (42%), Elche (52%), Celta (39% ), Getafe (61%), Valladolid (35%) and Alavés (39%). “The failures have been against teams with a much lower level than Atleti or due to game circumstances (expulsion, early goal …)”, he details.
Taking into account all these premises, Gonzalez challenges recommends placing a bet, in Betfair, since Atlético de Madrid will have more than 66.5% of total possession of the ball in their match against Cádiz. “Although it is not a team that has an exaggerated possession, this year it is showing a different football and has higher numbers than in recent years,” he concludes.