Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo Prediction, 12/4/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Athletic Bilbao vs Celta Vigo
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletic Bilbao (-105) Celta Vigo (+350)
Santi Mina and Celta de Vigo (2-4-5, 18th in La Liga) head to San Mamés Stadium on Friday where they'll take on Athletic Bilbao (4-1-5, 9th in La Liga). The starting goalkeepers will be Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao and Ruben Blanco for Celta de Vigo. The moneyline on this contest has Athletic Bilbao priced at -105 and the Celtics are at +350. The O/U is set at 2.
Athletic Bilbao faced off with Getafe in their last matchup and finished with a draw with a score of 1-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 69.3% received passes percentage by connecting on 210 out of their 303 pass attempts in their last outing. Athletic Bilbao tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and converted 6 of the attempts for a percentage of 42.9%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Athletic Bilbao ended this match at a 40.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 5 total shots. Athletic Bilbao is averaging 1.10 goals per 90 min (11 goals in total) and have accounted for 8 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Unai Lopez is a player who should be able to impact this game for Athletic Bilbao. Lopez has been given a starting assignment in 132 matches during his career and scores 0.08 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder representing Spain has totaled 10 goals in 11,249 professional minutes played. He has 12 assists while earning 35 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Inaki Williams, the forward representing Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times thus far in his career and he has scored 41 total goals. Williams has been on the field for 15,218 minutes in 177 starts and has been given 18 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.24 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Athletic Bilbao is Unai Simon. Simon (18-14-19 mark during his career) has accumulated 14 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.5% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has faced 153 shots sent his way in 51 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.04 (52 total goals given up) and his save % is .719. Simon has seen the field for 4,521 minutes and has accumulated 110 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Celta Vigo walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Granada. Celta Vigo finished the match with a 100% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 of the 10 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 533 out of their 619 passing attempts earning a rate of 86.1%. Celta Vigo had 9 shots on target out of the team's 17 shots attempted which had them at a 52.9% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 11 goals and 6 assists for all their games, Celta Vigo averages 1.00 goal and 0.55 assists per 90.
Santi Mina should provide a spark for Celta Vigo. He scores 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has started 123 contests during his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Spain has been on the field for 11,263 professional minutes and has earned 45 goals. He has totaled 23 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Iago Aspas, the forward representing Spain. He has earned 135 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 42 different times. Aspas has been given 62 yellow card warnings in 21,455 mins (243 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.57.
Ruben Blanco will be residing in front of the goal for Celta Vigo. Blanco has tallied 27 shutouts while defending 430 shots tried against him in 9,395 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .686 and his clean sheet rate is 26.0%. He has allowed 1.47 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 37-29-40. During his professional soccer career, Blanco has allowed 153 goals while tallying 289 stops in 104 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (-105)
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