Betis vs Real Sociedad Prediction, 10/18/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Betis vs Real Sociedad
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Estadio Benito Villamarín in Seville, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Betis (+147) Real Sociedad (+168)
Estadio Benito Villamarín is the site where William Carvalho and Real Betis (3-0-2, 2nd in La Liga) will play Real Sociedad (2-2-1, 3rd in La Liga) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Joel Robles for Real Betis and Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad. The odds on this matchup have Real Betis coming in at +147 and the Whites and Blues are at +168. The total is set at 2.5.
Betis has been able to control possession for 56.6% of the time while they have success at dribbling 65.8% of the time (5th in the league). They have launched 67 shots at the opposition with 24 being on target, which calculates to a 35.8% SOT percentage. Betis as a team have totaled 7 goals on the season, which ranks 1st in La Liga. They have caught 2,197 passes on 2,378 targets on the campaign, giving them a receiving percentage of 92.4%.
William Carvalho is a player who can be a difference maker for Betis. Carvalho has been given a starting assignment in 210 matchups in his career and tallies 0.07 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Angola has 15 goals scored in 18,514 minutes played. He has 16 assists while earning 51 yellow card cautions during his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Nabil Fekir, the forward who is from France. Fekir has played 13,458 mins during 161 career starts and has been given 41 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 35 times in his career while he has scored 62 total goals. He has an average of 0.41 goals per 90 minutes in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Betis will be Joel Robles. Robles (38-26-42 mark during his career) has earned 27 shutouts, which has earned him a 26.2% shutout rate. The goalie from Spain has seen 443 shots tried at him in 103 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.48 (155 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .684. Robles has been on the field for a total of 9,404 mins and has 301 stops so far in his career.
Real Sociedad has tallied 2,095 targets for the campaign (4th in the league) and they have 1,830 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.4% while they control possession of the ball 54.2% of the time. The Whites and Blues have been able to dribble successfully 58.1% of the time for the season while earning 7 goals. They have been able to connect on 28.3% of their shots on target out of 60 shots.
Mikel Oyarzabal will need to provide a spark for Real Sociedad. The forward from Spain has totaled 13,471 minutes and he has scored 44 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 27 times. He averages 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 152 matches during his soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Portu, the forward from Spain. Portu has been given a total of 34 yellow card cautions in 18,206 professional minutes played (207 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.24. He has scored 49 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 24 different times.
Alejandro Remiro will be residing in front of the goal for the Whites and Blues. Remiro has totaled 31 clean sheets while he has seen 427 shots against him in 9,653 mins in his career. He has earned a save percentage of .749 and his clean sheet rate is 28.7%. He has conceded 1.10 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 44-23-40. During his career, Remiro has conceded 118 goals while earning 316 stops in 108 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Real Sociedad (+168)
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