Valencia vs Sevilla Prediction, 12/22/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Sevilla
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (+272) Sevilla (+117)
Mestalla Stadium is the site where Maxi Gomez and Valencia (3-6-5, 13th in La Liga) will take on Sevilla (6-2-4, 7th in La Liga) on Tuesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Jaume Domenech for Valencia and Bono for Sevilla. Sevilla are priced at +117 while the Ches are at +272. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Valencia faced off with Barcelona in their most recent match and finished with a draw by a score of 2-2. Valencia attempted 8 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 6 of the tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 76.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 227 out of their 297 passing attempts in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Valencia walked away from the pitch at a 36.4% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 11 total shots. Valencia is averaging 1.43 goals per 90 minutes (20 total goals) and have 12 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Maxi Gomez is a player who should be able to impact this match for Valencia. Gomez has had a starting assignment in 149 contests in his career and he scores 0.50 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Uruguay has totaled 73 goals scored in 13,130 mins played. He has totaled 11 assists while earning 34 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Carlos Soler, the midfielder who is from Spain. Soler has been on the field for 9,428 mins during 106 career starting assignments and has been handed 21 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times so far in his career while scoring 13 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.12 G/90 during his career.
The man protecting the net for Valencia is Jaume Domenech. Domenech (20-18-19 record during his soccer career) has earned 16 shutouts, which has earned him a 28.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Spain has faced 278 shots attempted at him in 57 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (72 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .755. Domenech has been on the field for 5,194 minutes and has 210 stops in his pro soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Sevilla earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Valladolid. Sevilla finished with a 58.3% successful dribble rate by converting 7 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 478 of the 550 attempted passes for a rate of 86.9%. Sevilla had 2 shots attempted out of their 13 shots attempted which had them at a 15.4% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 13 goals and 9 assists in all their games, Sevilla has an average of 1.08 goals and 0.75 assists per 90 min.
Luuk De Jong will need to provide a lift for Sevilla. The forward from Switzerland has 25,213 professional minutes while earning 148 goals. He has tallied 25 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 59 times. He is averaging 0.53 goals per 90 minutes and has started 282 matches in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Lucas Ocampos, the forward who is from Argentina. He has accumulated 45 goals in his career while helping on a goal 22 times. Ocampos has been handed 44 yellow card cautions in 14,439 mins played (152 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.28.
Bono will be looking after the net for Sevilla. So far in his career, Bono has allowed 161 goals and has accumulated 433 saves in 132 starts. He has allowed 1.22 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 54-33-45. He has a save % of .745 and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.6%. Bono has tallied 43 shutouts and defended 580 shots tried against him in 11,843 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sevilla (+117)
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