Alaves vs Elche Prediction, 10/18/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Elche
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+111) Elche (+235)
Mendizorrotza Stadium is the site where Lucas Perez and Alaves (1-1-3, 17th in La Liga) will play Elche (1-1-1, 16th in La Liga) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Edgar Badia for Elche. The moneyline on this game has Alaves priced at +111 and the Green-Striped Ones are at +235. The total is set at 2.
Alaves maintains possession for 43% of contests while they dribble successfully 45.9% of the time (20th in the league). They have launched 36 shots at the goal with 12 on target, which is a 33.3% SOT percentage. Alaves as a team have 3 goals for the year, which is currently 15th in the league. They have received 1,232 passes from teammates on 1,500 attempts on the season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 82.1%.
Lucas Perez is a player who can be a difference maker for Alaves. Perez has been a starter in 196 matches in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has recorded 71 goals scored in 17,412 minutes played. He has accounted for 39 assists while accumulating 34 yellow cards so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Joselu, the forward from Germany. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times so far in his career while scoring 53 goals. Joselu has been on the pitch for 14,807 minutes during 157 career starts and has earned himself a total of 29 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.32 goals per 90 mins in his career.
The man protecting the net for Alavés will be Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco (82-53-85 mark in his career) has tallied 69 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 31.2% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from Spain has seen 895 shots tried against him in 221 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.20 (263 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .735. Pacheco has defended the goal for 19,782 mins and is sitting with 654 stops in his pro soccer career.
Elche has totaled 1,160 targets on the season (20th in La Liga) with 992 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 85.5% while they control possession of the ball 43.3% of the time. The Green-Striped Ones have successfully dribbled 56.5% of the time for the season while totaling 1 goal. They have hit on 33.3% of their SOT out of 12 shots.
Pere Milla will need to be on top of his game for Elche. The forward who is from Spain has accumulated 6,192 minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has accounted for 13 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 7 times. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 69 contests so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Fidel, the midfielder from Spain. He has collected 47 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 38 times. Fidel has earned himself 51 yellow cards in 21,528 mins played (244 career starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.20.
Edgar Badia will be looking after the net for the Green-Striped Ones. Thus far in his career, Badia has conceded 164 goals while he has racked up 401 stops in 161 starts. He has surrendered 1.02 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 51-55-55. He has earned a save percentage of .793 and his shutout rate is 34.8%. Badia has accumulated 56 clean sheets while he has defended 513 shots tried against him in 14,490 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Elche (+235)
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