Alaves vs Barcelona Prediction, 10/31/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Barcelona
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+650) Barcelona (-238)
Lucas Perez and Alaves (2-1-4, 15th in La Liga) play Barcelona (2-1-2, 12th in La Liga) at Mendizorrotza Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Neto for Barcelona. Barcelona are priced at -238 while the Babazorros are at +650. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Alaves as a team have totaled 5 goals on the season, which ranks them 11th in the league. They have attempted 63 shots at their opponents goal with 17 on target, which calculates to a 27.0% shots on target percentage. Alaves maintains possession for 45.3% of the time while they have success at dribbling 53.8% of the time (18th in La Liga). They have received 1,968 passes on 2,397 targets on the campaign, making their receiving percentage 82.1%.
Lucas Perez is a player who can be a difference maker for Alaves. He has totaled 39 assists while accumulating 34 yellow cards during his soccer career. Perez has been in the starting lineup in 197 matches thus far in his career and tallies 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Spain has totaled 71 goals in 17,502 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Joselu, the forward representing Germany. He has helped on a goal 12 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 53 total goals. Joselu has 14,897 minutes during 158 starts and has been given 29 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.32 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Alaves is Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco has seen the pitch for a total of 19,962 mins and is sitting with 656 stops during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.19 (265 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .734. The goalie from Spain has had 899 shots attempted against him in 223 career starting assignments. Pacheco (83-53-86 mark during his career) has earned 70 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.4% shutout percentage.
The Blaugrana have dribbled successfully 65.7% of the time on the campaign while tallying 7 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 89.1% and they control possession of the ball 58.4% of the time. Barcelona has totaled 3,217 targets so far this year (4th in the league) and they have 2,865 completed passes. They have been able to connect on 43.1% of their SOT on 51 shots.
Antoine Griezmann will need to provide a spark for Barcelona. He averages 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has started 358 games during his soccer career. The forward hailing from France has accumulated 30,566 minutes while scoring 149 goals. He has 58 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 51 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Lionel Messi, the forward representing Argentina. Messi has been given 46 yellow card cautions in 39,424 minutes played (435 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 1.02. He has totaled 445 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 184 times.
Neto will look after the net for the Blaugrana. Neto has racked up 53 shutouts while defending 637 shots against him in 14,085 minutes in his career. He sports a save % of .763 and his clean sheet rate is currently 34.0%. He has surrendered 1.04 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 74-41-41. So far in his career, Neto has allowed 163 goals while he has accounted for 487 saves in 156 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Alaves (+650)
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