Athletic Bilbao vs Huesca Prediction, 12/18/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Athletic Bilbao vs Huesca
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Athletic Bilbao (-128) Huesca (+350)
San Mamés Stadium is the site where Unai Lopez and Athletic Bilbao (4-2-7, 13th in La Liga) will take on Huesca (1-8-4, 19th in La Liga) on Friday. The men protecting the net are Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao and Alvaro Fernandez for Huesca. Huesca are priced at +350 while the Lions are at -128. The total opens at 2.
Athletic Bilbao played Real Madrid in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 3-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 80.2% passes received percentage by converting 255 of the 318 passing targets in their last outing. Athletic Bilbao tried 15 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 6 of those attempts for a percentage of 40.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Athletic Bilbao wrapped this game up at a 40.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 10 total shots. Athletic Bilbao averages 1.08 goals per 90 min (14 goals in total) and have racked up 9 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Unai Lopez is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Athletic Bilbao. Lopez has been a starter in 132 outings during his career and accounts for 0.08 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who is from Spain has racked up 10 goals scored in 11,323 mins played. He has accounted for 12 assists while earning 36 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Inaki Williams, the forward who is from Spain. Williams has been on the field for 15,452 minutes in 180 career starts and has been handed a total of 18 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times during his soccer career while scoring 41 goals. He sports an average of 0.24 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Athletic Bilbao is Unai Simon. Simon has seen the pitch for 4,791 minutes and has accumulated 114 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.11 (59 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .699. The keeper hailing from Spain has had 163 shots attempted against him in 54 starting assignments. Simon (18-15-21 record during his soccer career) has recorded 14 clean sheets, which gives him a 25.9% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Huesca went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Alaves. Huesca earned a 68.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 15 of the 22 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by connecting on 475 out of their 557 pass attempts for a rate of 85.3%. Huesca connected on 3 shots attempted out of 11 shots attempted earning them a 27.3% clip in their last match. With 12 goals and 9 assists for all their games, Huesca averages 0.92 goals and 0.69 assists per 90 min.
Rafa should provide solid play for Huesca. The forward from Spain has earned 3,875 minutes and has earned 19 goals. He has tallied 8 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 5 times. He scores 0.44 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 42 outings in his career. You should also keep an eye on David Ferreiro, the midfielder representing Spain. He has accounted for 16 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 44 times. Ferreiro has earned himself a total of 48 yellow card warnings in 20,091 minutes played (221 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.07.
Alvaro Fernandez will reside in front of the net for Huesca. So far in his career, Fernandez has surrendered 58 goals and has totaled 90 stops in 55 starting assignments. He has given up 1.05 goals per 90 and he has a record of 24-12-19. He holds a save % of .721 and his clean sheet rate is 32.7%. Fernandez has accumulated 18 clean sheets and has defended 122 shots against him in 4,995 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (-128)
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