Celta Vigo vs Alaves Prediction, 12/20/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Alaves
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (-104) Alaves (+245)
Lucas Perez and Alaves (3-5-5, 15th in La Liga) go to Estadio de Balaídos on Sunday where they'll meet Celta de Vigo (4-4-5, 9th in La Liga). The starting goalkeepers will be Ruben Blanco for Celta de Vigo and Fernando Pacheco for Alaves. The odds on this matchup have Celta de Vigo coming in at -104 and the Babazorros are at +245. The total opens at 2.5.
Celta Vigo took the field against Cadiz in their last match and notched a win by a score of 4-0. Celta Vigo attempted 19 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 11 of those tries for a percentage of 57.9%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 86.2% rate by completing 495 out of their 574 passing attempts in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Celta Vigo wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 6 total shots. Celta Vigo is averaging 1.31 goals per 90 min (17 goals in total) and have accounted for 10 assists in all games for the season.
Nolito is a player who should impact this matchup for Celta Vigo. He has 50 assists while accumulating 53 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Nolito has had a starting assignment in 201 matches so far in his career while scoring 0.41 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Spain has recorded 83 goals in 18,436 professional minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Iago Aspas, the forward who is from Spain. Aspas has earned 21,632 mins during 245 career starts and has been given a total of 62 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 44 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 137 goals. He has an average of 0.57 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Celta Vigo is Ruben Blanco. Blanco has seen the pitch for a total of 9,575 minutes and has earned 291 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (153 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .688. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has faced 432 shots tried at him in 106 career starts. Blanco (39-29-40 mark during his career) has earned 29 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.4% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Alaves took a loss by a score of 1-0 against Huesca. They finished this game by converting 197 of the 241 passing tries earning a percentage of 81.7%. Alaves earned a 50.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 3 of the 6 dribbles they tried. Alaves had 12 shots attempted out of 27 shots attempted which gave them a 44.4% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 11 goals and 6 assists in all matches, Alaves has an average of 0.85 goals and 0.46 assists per 90.
Lucas Perez will need to be on top of his game for Alaves. He averages 0.37 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 203 games in his pro soccer career. The forward from Spain has totaled 17,973 professional minutes and has earned 74 goals. He has accounted for 34 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 40 times. Make sure to watch out for Joselu, the forward representing Germany. He has accumulated 54 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 12 different times. Joselu has been given 30 yellow cards in 15,422 minutes played (164 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.32.
Fernando Pacheco will be looking after the net for Alaves. So far in his pro soccer career, Pacheco has surrendered 271 goals and has earned 683 saves in 229 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.19 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 84-57-87. He has earned a save % of .737 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.0%. Pacheco has totaled 71 shutouts and has seen 932 shots tried against him in 20,502 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (-104)
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