Osasuna vs Villarreal Prediction, 12/19/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Osasuna vs Villarreal
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Osasuna (+245) Villarreal (-103)
Ruben Garcia and Osasuna (3-2-7, 20th in La Liga) play Villarreal (5-7-1, 4th in La Liga) at Estadio El Sadar on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Sergio Herrera for Osasuna and Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal. The line on this contest has Osasuna coming in at +245 and the Submarino Amarillos are at -103. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Osasuna took the field against Valladolid in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-2. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 71.7% passes received percentage by converting 311 out of their 434 passing targets last contest. Osasuna attempted 8 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 5 of the attempts for a rate of 62.5%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Osasuna finished at a 42.9% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 14 total shots. Osasuna has an average of 0.83 goals per 90 min (10 total goals) and have earned 8 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Ruben Garcia is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Osasuna. Garcia has started 187 matches during his soccer career and has 0.18 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Spain has totaled 33 goals in 16,661 professional minutes. He has 27 assists while accumulating 32 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Ante Budimir, the forward born in Bosnia. He has assisted on a goal 19 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 83 total goals. Budimir has played 19,103 minutes during 212 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 59 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.39 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man protecting the net for Osasuna will be Sergio Herrera. Herrera (44-35-36 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 45 clean sheets, which has earned him a 39.1% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in Spain has had 389 shots attempted against him in 115 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.04 (120 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of .725. Herrera has seen the pitch for a total of 10,344 mins and has tallied 276 stops in his career.
For their last game, Villarreal went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Betis. They wrapped up this outing by completing 466 out of their 524 attempted passes earning a rate of 88.9%. Villarreal ended the game with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 of the 8 dribbles they attempted. Villarreal converted 8 shots attempted out of their 10 shots attempted which had them at a 80.0% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 16 goals and 8 assists in all matches, Villarreal sports an average of 1.23 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 min.
Gerard Moreno should provide a lift for Villarreal. The forward born in Spain has 19,177 professional minutes while scoring 90 goals. He has collected 26 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 22 times. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 215 outings thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Samuel Chukwueze, the forward representing Nigeria. He has totaled 9 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 5 times. Chukwueze has earned himself a total of 4 yellow card cautions in 4,336 professional minutes (45 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.19.
Sergio Asenjo will reside in front of the net for Villarreal. During his career, Asenjo has allowed 317 goals while totaling 830 saves in 268 starting assignments. He has given up 1.19 goals per 90 and he has a record of 103-73-91. He holds a save percentage of .731 and his shutout rate sits at 32.5%. Asenjo has 87 clean sheets and has defended 1,129 shots against him in 23,947 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Osasuna (+245)
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