Alaves vs Eibar Prediction, 12/23/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Eibar
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+130) Eibar (+275)
Esteban Burgos and Eibar (3-6-5, 14th in La Liga) are headed to Mendizorrotza Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on Alaves (3-5-6, 17th in La Liga). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Marko Dmitrovic for Eibar. Eibar are priced at +275 while the Babazorros are at +130. The O/U is set at 1.5.
Alaves played Celta Vigo in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. Alaves attempted 11 dribbles in this outing and completed 5 of those attempts for a percentage of 45.5%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 72.6% passes received percentage by connecting on 332 of the 457 pass attempts last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Alaves walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 8 total shots. Alaves is averaging 0.79 goals per 90 min (11 goals in total) and are sitting with 6 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Joselu is a guy who should impact this matchup for Alaves. He has accounted for 12 assists while tallying 30 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Joselu has started 165 matches so far in his career and he has earned 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Germany has earned 54 goals in 15,512 minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Lucas Perez, the forward hailing from Spain. Perez has played 18,046 mins in 204 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 34 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 40 times in his career while scoring 74 goals. He has an average of 0.37 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Alaves will be Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco has seen the field for 20,592 minutes and is sitting with 685 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.19 (273 goals allowed) and his save % is .736. The keeper born in Spain has had 936 shots attempted at him in 230 career starting assignments. Pacheco (84-57-88 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 71 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 30.9% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Eibar finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Real Sociedad. They wrapped up this outing by converting 286 of the 408 attempted passes for a percentage of 70.1%. Eibar ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Eibar landed 3 shots attempted out of their 10 shots attempted earning them a 30.0% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 10 goals and 7 assists in all matches, Eibar averages 0.71 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 min.
Esteban Burgos should provide a spark for Eibar. The defender from Argentina has totaled 9,887 professional minutes and has scored 12 goals. He has 42 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times. He scores 0.11 G/90 and has started 109 contests during his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Kike, the forward representing Spain. He has accumulated 72 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 19 different times. Kike has been given a total of 31 yellow card warnings in 18,107 professional minutes (205 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.36.
Marko Dmitrovic will be looking after the goal for Eibar. During his career, Dmitrovic has allowed 247 goals and has tallied 472 saves in 204 starts. He has given up 1.21 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 67-51-85. He holds a save percentage of .670 and his shutout rate is currently at 30.9%. Dmitrovic has earned 63 shutouts while defending 704 shots attempted against him in 18,370 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Eibar (+275)
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