Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz Prediction, 10/1/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Location: San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Athletic Bilbao (-139) Cadiz (+400)
San Mamés Stadium is the venue where Unai Lopez and Athletic Bilbao (1-0-1, 14th in La Liga) will play Cadiz (1-0-2, 15th in La Liga) on Thursday. The goalies who are expected to start are Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao and Alberto Cifuentes for Cadiz. Athletic Bilbao are priced at -139 while the Yellow Submarine are at +400. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Athletic Bilbao maintains possession for 55.5% of matches while dribbling successfully 69.2% of the time (5th in the league). They have launched 18 shots at the goal with 8 being on target, which means they have a 44.4% shots on target percentage. Athletic Bilbao as a team have 2 goals this year, which is 13th in the league. They have been on the receiving end of 650 passes on 853 targets for the campaign, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 76.2%.
Unai Lopez is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Athletic Bilbao. Lopez has been a starter in 127 games in his career while scoring 0.08 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in Spain has tallied 10 goals in 10,815 professional minutes. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 33 yellow card cautions so far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Inaki Williams, the forward from Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 20 times so far in his career while he has scored 39 total goals. Williams has been on the field for 14,588 minutes during 169 career starting assignments and has been given 17 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.24 goals per 90 minutes in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Athletic Club is Unai Simon. Unai Simon has seen the pitch for a total of 3,801 mins and has tallied 98 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.07 (45 goals conceded) and his save % is .723. The goalkeeper from Spain has faced 137 shots tried at him in 43 career starts. Simon (15-13-15 mark in his career) has recorded 12 shutouts, which gives him a 27.9% clean sheet rate.
Cadiz has tallied 764 pass targets on the year (15th in the league) and they have 602 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 78.8% and they have controlled possession of the ball 35.3% of the time. The Yellow Submarine have dribbled successfully 60% of the time on the campaign while earning 3 goals. They have been able to complete 41.4% of their SOT on 29 total shots.
Alvaro Negredo is a player who should be able to impact this game for Cadiz. Negredo has been in the starting lineup in 342 matches during his soccer career and tallies 0.49 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has 161 goals scored in 29,569 mins. He has totaled 47 assists while earning 45 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Jorge Pombo, the forward born in Spain. He has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times during his career while scoring 12 total goals. Pombo has been on the pitch for 6,535 mins in 73 starting assignments and has been given a total of 20 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.17 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Cádiz is Alberto Cifuentes. Cifuentes has defended the goal for a total of 27,589 minutes and has tallied 769 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.07 (328 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .736. The goalie from Spain has seen 1,055 shots tried at him in 308 starting assignments. Cifuentes (115-99-94 record during his career) has tallied 94 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 30.5% shutout percentage.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (-139)
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