Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla Prediction, 10/31/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Athletic Bilbao (+200) Sevilla (+170)
Unai Lopez and Athletic Bilbao (2-0-4, 16th in La Liga) host Sevilla (2-1-2, 13th in La Liga) at San Mamés Stadium on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao and Bono for Sevilla. Athletic Bilbao are priced at +200 while the Palanganas are at +170. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Athletic Bilbao have earned 4 goals this season, which ranks them 19th in La Liga. They have attempted 66 shots at the goal with 22 of them being on target, which is a 33.3% shots on target percentage. Athletic Bilbao has controlled possession of the ball for 59% of the time while successfully dribbling 54.4% of the time (17th in La Liga). Their players have received 2,242 passes from teammates on 2,736 tries this season, earning them a receiving percentage of 81.9%.
Unai Lopez is a player who should be able to impact this match for Athletic Bilbao. He has accounted for 12 assists while accumulating 34 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Lopez has been given a starting assignment in 130 contests so far in his career and has 0.08 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Spain has totaled 10 goals scored in 11,052 minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Inaki Williams, the forward born in Spain. Williams has played 14,815 mins in 172 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 17 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 20 times during his career while scoring 40 total goals. He has an average of 0.24 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Athletic Bilbao will be Unai Simon. Simon (16-13-18 record in his career) has recorded 13 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.7% shutout rate. The goalie from Spain has faced 144 shots tried against him in 47 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.04 (48 goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .722. Unai Simon has been on the pitch for a total of 4,161 mins and has 104 saves so far in his career.
Sevilla has tallied 2,871 pass targets on the season (7th in La Liga) to go along with 2,631 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 91.6% and they control possession of the ball 61.6% of the time. The Palanganas have been able to dribble successfully 63.2% of the time on the year while accumulating 5 goals. They have completed 21.7% of their SOT out of 69 total shots.
Lucas Ocampos will be someone to watch for Sevilla. The forward representing Argentina has totaled 13,804 professional minutes while he has scored 43 goals. He has 43 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 20 times. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 and has started 145 games during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Luuk De Jong, the forward who is from Switzerland. Jong has been handed a total of 24 yellow cards in 24,903 mins played (279 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.53. He has accumulated 148 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 59 different times.
Bono will reside in front of the net for the Palanganas. Bono has accumulated 41 clean sheets while he has seen 565 shots against him in 11,393 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of .745 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.3%. He has allowed 1.24 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 52-32-43. In his La Liga career, Bono has allowed 157 goals while he has earned 421 stops in 127 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (+200)
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