Athletic Bilbao vs Levante Prediction, 10/18/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Athletic Bilbao vs Levante
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Athletic Bilbao (-120) Levante (+300)
San Mamés Stadium is the site where Unai Lopez and Athletic Bilbao (1-0-3, 19th in La Liga) will play Levante (1-0-3, 18th in La Liga) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao and Aitor Fernandez for Levante. Levante are priced at +300 while the Lions are at -120. The over/under opens at 1.5.
Athletic Bilbao as a team have earned 2 goals this year, which ranks 18th in the league. They have launched 39 shots at the opposition with 12 on target, which is a 30.8% SOT percentage. Athletic Bilbao controls possession for 60.5% of contests while successfully dribbling 63.9% of the time (8th in La Liga). Their players have received 1,484 passes from teammates on 1,838 targets for the campaign, making their receiving percentage 80.7%.
Unai Lopez is a player who should impact this matchup for Athletic Bilbao. He has 12 assists while earning 33 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Lopez has had a starting assignment in 129 games so far in his career and he accounts for 0.08 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Spain has totaled 10 goals scored in 10,982 professional minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Inaki Williams, the forward who is from Spain. Williams has accumulated 14,726 minutes in 171 starting assignments and has been given a total of 17 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 20 times so far in his career while scoring 39 total goals. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Athletic Club is Unai Simon. Simon (15-13-17 record in his career) has earned 12 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 26.7% shutout percentage. The goalie from Spain has faced 142 shots attempted at him in 45 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.06 (47 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .718. Unai Simon has seen the field for a total of 3,981 mins and has accumulated 102 stops in his pro soccer career.
The Frogs have been able to dribble successfully 60.9% of the time so far this year while tallying 5 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 85.0% and they have controlled possession of the ball 49% of the time. Levante has tallied 1,652 pass targets on the year (14th in La Liga) and they have 1,405 completed passes. They have been able to complete 40.5% of their shots out of 42 total shots.
Jose Luis Morales will be someone to watch for Levante. He currently averages 0.20 G/90 and has been a starter in 237 matches in his career. The forward hailing from Spain has been on the field for 20,265 minutes while he has scored 45 goals. He has 30 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times. You should also keep an eye on Enis Bardhi, the midfielder hailing from Macedonia. He has earned 39 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 13 times. Bardhi has been given a total of 29 yellow cards in 12,331 professional minutes (136 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.28.
Aitor Fernandez will be residing in front of the goal for the Frogs. Fernandez has accumulated 35 clean sheets while defending 522 shots against him in 11,275 mins in his career. He has earned a save % of .741 and his clean sheet rate is 28.0%. He has allowed 1.21 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 43-36-46. In his pro soccer career, Fernandez has given up 151 goals while he has totaled 378 saves in 125 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (-120)
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