Valencia vs Betis Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Betis
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
TV: beIN SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (+140) Betis (+160)
Maxi Gomez and Valencia (2-1-1, 2nd in La Liga) host Real Betis (2-0-2, 5th in La Liga) at Mestalla Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalies are Jasper Cillessen for Valencia and Joel Robles for Real Betis. Real Betis are priced at +160 while the Ches are at +140. The O/U is set at 2.25.
Valencia has been able to control possession for 44% of games while dribbling successfully 68.9% of the time (7th in La Liga). They have attempted 36 shots at the opposition with 18 being on target, which means they have a 50.0% SOT percentage. Valencia as a team have 7 goals on the year, which has them 1st in La Liga. They have received 1,196 passes from teammates on 1,364 attempts on the season, which makes their receiving percentage 87.7%.
Maxi Gomez is a player who should be able to impact this game for Valencia. He has 11 assists while earning 31 yellow cards so far in his career. Gomez has been in the starting lineup in 141 matches during his career and accounts for 0.52 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Uruguay has tallied 72 goals in 12,435 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Kevin Gameiro, the forward hailing from France. Gameiro has totaled 25,915 minutes in 282 starting assignments and has been given a total of 9 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 38 times during his career while scoring 146 total goals. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Valencia will be Jasper Cillessen. Cillessen has seen the pitch for 14,758 mins and has tallied 542 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.99 (162 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .778. The keeper from the Netherlands has faced 697 shots attempted against him in 163 career starts. Cillessen (88-47-31 record in his career) has accumulated 62 shutouts, which gives him a 38.0% shutout percentage.
The Green and Whites have had success dribbling 60.4% of the time this season while totaling 5 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 91.6% and they have controlled possession of the ball 57.5% of the time. Betis has totaled 1,955 pass targets so far this year (2nd in the league) with 1,790 completed passes. They have completed 32% of their shots on target on 50 shots.
Nabil Fekir is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Betis. Fekir has started 160 games thus far in his career and accounts for 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has recorded 62 goals in 13,369 minutes. He has totaled 35 assists while accumulating 41 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is William Carvalho, the midfielder representing Angola. Carvalho has earned 18,504 mins during 210 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 51 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 16 times so far in his career while scoring 15 total goals. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 mins in his career.
The man protecting the net for Betis is Joel Robles. Robles (37-26-42 record in his career) has accounted for 26 shutouts, which leaves him with a 25.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Spain has faced 441 shots tried against him in 102 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.50 (155 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .683. Robles has seen the field for 9,314 mins and has tallied 299 stops during his soccer career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Valencia (+140)
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