Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, 10/4/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Athletic Bilbao
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+188) Athletic Bilbao (+175)
Inaki Williams and Athletic Bilbao (1-0-1, 14th in La Liga) travel to Mendizorrotza Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Alaves (0-1-3, 20th in La Liga). The goaltenders protecting the net are Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao are priced at +175 while the Babazorros are at +188. The over/under has been set at 2.
Alaves have collected 2 goals for the year, which has them 15th in the league. They have tried 28 shots with 8 of them being on target, which means they have a 28.6% SOT percentage. Alaves has controlled possession of the ball for 43.5% of games while they dribble successfully 39.1% of the time (20th in the league). Their players have caught 1,015 passes from teammates on 1,212 tries for the season, giving them a receiving percentage of 83.7%.
Joselu is a player who can be a difference maker for Alaves. He has totaled 12 assists while earning 29 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Joselu has been a starter in 156 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Germany has totaled 53 goals in 14,717 professional minutes. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Lucas Perez, the forward hailing from Spain. Perez has totaled 17,367 minutes in 196 career starts and has earned himself a total of 34 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 38 times so far in his career while scoring 71 goals. He currently averages 0.37 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Alavés will be Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco (81-53-85 record in his career) has accumulated 68 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.9% shutout percentage. The goalie from Spain has had 894 shots tried at him in 220 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.20 (263 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .735. Pacheco has played for a total of 19,692 minutes and has accumulated 653 saves thus far in his career.
Athletic Bilbao has accumulated 853 targets this season (16th in La Liga) and they have 650 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 76.2% and they have controlled possession of the ball 55.5% of the time. The Lions have dribbled successfully 69.2% of the time on the season while totaling 2 goals. They have been able to connect on 38.9% of their shots on target on 18 total shots.
Inaki Williams is a guy who can be a difference maker for Athletic Bilbao. He has accounted for 20 assists while earning 17 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Williams has been a starter in 169 games in his career and he scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Spain has recorded 39 goals scored in 14,588 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Unai Lopez, the midfielder hailing from Spain. Lopez has totaled 10,815 minutes in 127 career starts and has been given 33 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times during his career while he has scored 10 total goals. He is averaging 0.08 goals per 90 minutes in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Athletic Club is Unai Simon. Simon (15-13-15 mark in his career) has totaled 12 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 27.9% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Spain has had 137 shots attempted at him in 43 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.07 (45 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .723. Unai Simon has seen the field for 3,801 mins and has 98 stops in his pro soccer career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alaves (+188)
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