Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, 10/24/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Osasuna vs Athletic Bilbao
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Osasuna (+165) Athletic Bilbao (+165)
Adrian and Osasuna (2-1-2, 11th in La Liga) host Athletic Bilbao (2-0-3, 14th in La Liga) at Estadio El Sadar on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Sergio Herrera for Osasuna and Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao are priced at +165 while the Reds are at +165. The over/under opens at 1.5.
Osasuna controls possession for 43.8% of games while they successfully dribble 64.4% of the time (5th in La Liga). They have launched 45 shots at their opponents goal with 15 being on target, which means they have a 33.3% shots on target percentage. Osasuna have scored 5 goals for the season, which is 11th in La Liga. Their players have caught 1,125 passes on 1,584 targets for the year, which makes their receiving percentage 71.0%.
Adrian is a guy who should impact this matchup for Osasuna. Adrian has been in the starting lineup in 211 contests during his career and he has earned 0.23 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Spain has tallied 49 goals in 19,445 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 26 assists while earning 15 yellow card warnings in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Ruben Garcia, the forward born in Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times thus far in his career and he has scored 32 total goals. Garcia has earned 16,091 mins in 180 starting assignments and has been given a total of 32 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.18 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Osasuna is Sergio Herrera. Herrera (43-34-31 mark during his career) has recorded 44 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 40.7% shutout rate. The goalie from Spain has faced 352 shots attempted against him in 108 career starts. His GA/90 is 0.98 (106 goals surrendered) and his save % is .727. Herrera has been on the pitch for a total of 9,714 minutes and has 250 saves in his career.
The Lions have had success dribbling 61.2% of the time so far this season while totaling 4 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 81.9% while they maintain possession of the ball 58.8% of the time. Athletic Bilbao has tallied 2,218 pass targets on the campaign (8th in the league) with 1,816 completed passes. They have been able to hit on 30.2% of their SOT on 53 total shots.
Inaki Williams will be someone to watch for Athletic Club. He averages 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 172 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Spain has earned 14,815 minutes while he has scored 40 goals. He has totaled 17 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 20 times. You should also keep an eye on Unai Lopez, the midfielder from Spain. He has 10 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 12 different times. Lopez has been given a total of 34 yellow card cautions in 11,052 minutes played (130 starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.08.
Unai Simon will reside in front of the goal for the Lions. Simon has racked up 13 shutouts while defending 143 shots attempted against him in 4,071 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of .720 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.3%. He has given up 1.04 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 16-13-17. During his career, Simon has conceded 47 goals while he has earned 103 saves in 46 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Osasuna (+165)
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