Osasuna vs Alaves Prediction, 12/31/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Osasuna vs Alaves
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Location: Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Osasuna (+112) Alaves (+225)
Estadio El Sadar is the venue where Ruben Garcia and Osasuna (3-3-8, 19th in La Liga) will take on Alaves (4-5-6, 13th in La Liga) on Thursday. The goalies protecting the net are Sergio Herrera for Osasuna and Fernando Pacheco for Alaves. Alaves are priced at +225 while the Reds are at +112. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Osasuna played Elche in their last match and got the draw with a final of 2-2. In the passing game, they ended up with a 79.6% passes received percentage by completing 265 out of their 333 targeted passes in their last match. Osasuna attempted 16 dribbles in this contest and completed 7 of those tries for a percentage of 43.8%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Osasuna wrapped this game up at a 40.0% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 15 shots. Osasuna has an average of 0.93 goals per 90 minutes (13 goals in total) and have earned 10 assists in all matches this year.
Ruben Garcia is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Osasuna. Garcia has been in the starting lineup in 189 matchups in his career and he has earned 0.18 goals per 90. The forward from Spain has recorded 34 goals scored in 16,838 mins played. He has 28 assists while accumulating 32 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Ante Budimir, the forward representing Bosnia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 19 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 83 total goals. Budimir has been on the pitch for 19,196 minutes in 213 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 59 yellow cards. He averages 0.39 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man protecting the net for Osasuna is Sergio Herrera. Herrera (44-35-36 record during his career) has accumulated 45 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 39.1% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from Spain has seen 389 shots tried against him in 115 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.04 (120 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .725. Herrera has seen the field for 10,344 minutes and has tallied 276 saves thus far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Alaves went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Eibar. Alaves ended the game with a 80.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by completing 236 out of their 308 passing tries for a rate of 76.6%. Alaves converted 3 shots attempted out of 13 shots attempted giving them a 23.1% clip in their last game. Having a total of 13 goals and 8 assists in all their contests, Alaves has an average of 0.87 goals and 0.53 assists per 90 min.
Lucas Perez will be counted on for Alaves. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 204 games so far in his career. The forward hailing from Spain has been on the field for 18,046 professional minutes while scoring 74 goals. He has tallied 34 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 40 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Joselu, the forward representing Germany. He has collected 54 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 different times. Joselu has earned himself 30 yellow card cautions in 15,602 professional minutes played (166 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.31.
Fernando Pacheco will be looking after the goal for Alaves. In his career, Pacheco has allowed 274 goals and has earned 688 stops in 231 starts. He has conceded 1.19 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 85-57-88. He sports a save percentage of .736 and his clean sheet rate is currently 30.7%. Pacheco has totaled 71 clean sheets while defending 940 shots tried against him in 20,682 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alaves (+225)
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