Alaves vs Valencia Prediction, 11/22/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Valencia
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+175) Valencia (+185)
Kevin Gameiro and Valencia (3-2-4, 9th in La Liga) head to Mendizorrotza Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Alaves (2-3-4, 15th in La Liga). The starting goaltenders are Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Jaume Domenech for Valencia. Valencia are priced at +185 while the Babazorros are at +175. The total is set at 2.25.
Alaves faced off with Levante in their most recent game and earned a one point draw by a score of 1 - 1. Alaves attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 5 of the tries for a percentage of 35.7%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 81.8% received passes rate by converting 157 out of their 192 targeted passes last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Alaves walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Alaves has an average of 0.78 g/90 (7 goals in total) and have earned 5 assists in all contests for the year.
Lucas Perez is a guy who should impact this matchup for Alaves. He has accounted for 39 assists while tallying 34 yellow card cautions in his career. Perez has had a starting assignment in 199 games thus far in his career and has 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Spain has recorded 72 goals in 17,654 mins played. One more player who should impact this match is Joselu, the forward representing Germany. Joselu has been on the field for 15,083 mins in 160 career starting assignments and has been handed 29 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 12 times so far in his career while he has scored 53 goals. He sports an average of 0.32 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Alaves will be Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco has been on the field for a total of 20,142 mins and has accumulated 667 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.19 (267 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .736. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has seen 912 shots attempted at him in 225 career starts. Pacheco (83-55-86 mark during his career) has tallied 70 shutouts, which has earned him a 31.1% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Valencia walked away with a victory by a final of 4 - 1 against Real Madrid. They finished this game by converting 267 of the 332 passes they attempted for a rate of 80.4%. Valencia earned a 68.4% successful dribble rate by connecting on 13 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. Valencia had 1 shots on goal out of 4 shots attempted earning them a 25.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 14 goals and 8 assists in all their matches, Valencia has an average of 1.56 goals and 0.89 assists per 90 minutes.
Kevin Gameiro will need to be on top of his game for Valencia. The forward from France has been on the field for 26,103 minutes and has earned 146 goals. He has tallied 9 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 38 times. He has an average of 0.50 G/90 and has started 284 matches during his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Maxi Gomez, the forward representing Uruguay. He has 72 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 11 different times. Gomez has earned himself a total of 32 yellow cards in 12,791 minutes played (145 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.51.
Jaume Domenech will be residing in front of the net for Valencia. Domenech has racked up 15 clean sheets and has defended 256 shots against him in 4,744 minutes in his career. He holds a save percentage of .754 and his shutout rate is currently 28.8%. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 20-14-18. During his career, Domenech has conceded 65 goals and has accounted for 192 stops in 52 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Valencia (+185)
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