Sevilla vs Villarreal Prediction, 12/29/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sevilla vs Villarreal
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Sevilla (-105) Villarreal (+240)
Lucas Ocampos and Sevilla (7-2-4, 6th in La Liga) host Villarreal (6-8-1, 4th in La Liga) at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Tuesday. The starting goaltenders are Bono for Sevilla and Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal. The line on this contest has Sevilla priced at -105 and the Submarino Amarillos are at +240. The total has been set at 2.5.
Sevilla stepped onto the pitch against Valencia in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. Sevilla tried 23 dribbles in this match and were successful in 19 of the attempts for a rate of 82.6%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 86.1% passes received rate by connecting on 541 of the 628 pass attempts in their last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Sevilla wrapped this game up at a 10.5% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 19 total shots. Sevilla is averaging 1.08 g/90 (14 goals in total) and have racked up 10 assists in all matches for the season.
Lucas Ocampos is a guy who should impact this matchup for Sevilla. He has 22 assists while tallying 44 yellow cards thus far in his career. Ocampos has been a starter in 153 matches so far in his career and he scores 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Argentina has racked up 45 goals in 14,529 mins. One more guy who should impact this match is Luuk De Jong, the forward representing Switzerland. He has helped on a goal 59 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 148 total goals. Jong has been on the pitch for 25,271 minutes during 283 starts and has been handed a total of 26 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.53 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Sevilla is Bono. Bono (55-33-45 record in his career) has recorded 44 clean sheets, which gives him a 33.1% shutout rate. The keeper from Canada has seen 584 shots sent his way in 133 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.21 (161 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .747. Bono has seen the pitch for a total of 11,933 minutes and has accumulated 437 stops in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Villarreal weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Athletic Bilbao. Villarreal finished the match with a 72.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 539 of the 614 attempted passes earning a rate of 87.8%. Villarreal connected on 6 shots tried out of the team's 17 shots tried earning them a 35.3% clip in their last game. With a total of 20 goals and 11 assists in all their games, Villarreal averages 1.33 goals and 0.73 assists per 90 minutes.
Gerard Moreno should provide a lift for Villarreal. The forward from Spain has 19,355 minutes and has scored 92 goals. He has 28 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 22 times. He scores 0.43 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 217 outings during his soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Samuel Chukwueze, the forward representing Nigeria. He has scored 9 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 5 different times. Chukwueze has been handed 4 yellow cards in 4,363 mins played (45 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.19.
Sergio Asenjo is expected to look after the goal for Villarreal. Asenjo has earned 87 clean sheets and has defended 1,133 shots against him in 24,127 career mins. He sports a save percentage of .731 and his shutout rate is 32.2%. He has allowed 1.19 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 104-74-91. So far in his career, Asenjo has surrendered 319 goals while earning 833 saves in 270 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sevilla (-105)
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