Valladolid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, 11/8/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valladolid vs Athletic Bilbao
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla in Valladolid, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Valladolid (+200) Athletic Bilbao (+162)
Inaki Williams and Athletic Bilbao (3-0-4, 11th in La Liga) are headed to Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla on Sunday where they'll take on the White and Violets (0-3-5, 20th in La Liga). The goaltenders protecting the net are Jordi Masip for Valladolid and Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao are priced at +162 while the White and Violets are at +200. The total opens at 2.
Valladolid as a team have accumulated 5 goals on the season, which is currently 20th in the league. They have launched 64 shots at the goal with 18 of them being on target, which is a 28.1% SOT percentage. Valladolid maintains possession for 43.3% of the time while they have success at dribbling 50.4% of the time (20th in La Liga). Their players have been on the receiving end of 2,197 passes on 2,634 targets this season, earning them a receiving percentage of 83.4%.
Sergi is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Valladolid. Sergi has been given a starting assignment in 105 outings during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.36 G/90. The forward born in Spain has totaled 37 goals in 9,365 mins played. He has accounted for 13 assists while accumulating 19 yellow cards so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Oscar Plano, the forward who is from Spain. Plano has 19,263 mins in 222 starts and has been handed a total of 42 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 30 times during his career and he has scored 34 total goals. He has an average of 0.16 goals per 90 in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Valladolid is Jordi Masip. Masip (69-55-67 record in his career) has earned 47 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 24.6% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Spain has had 753 shots attempted against him in 191 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.26 (241 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .708. Masip has been on the pitch for a total of 17,190 minutes and is sitting with 525 saves so far in his career.
Athletic Bilbao has 3,139 pass targets for the season (8th in the league) and they have 2,561 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 81.6% while they control possession of the ball 57.1% of the time. The Lions have had success dribbling 52.1% of the time so far this year while totaling 6 goals. They have been able to connect on 32.9% of their shots on 82 shots.
Inaki Williams will need to be on top of his game for Athletic Bilbao. He is currently averaging 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 174 contests in his career. The forward hailing from Spain has 14,982 mins while he has scored 40 goals. He has 18 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. You should also keep an eye on Unai Lopez, the midfielder from Spain. Lopez has earned himself 35 yellow cards in 11,175 minutes played (131 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.08. He has accumulated 10 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 12 times.
Unai Simon will be looking after the net for the Lions. Simon has racked up 13 clean sheets while he has defended 146 shots tried against him in 4,251 career minutes. He has a save % of .719 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.1%. He has allowed 1.04 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 17-13-18. In his La Liga career, Simon has conceded 49 goals while earning 105 saves in 48 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (+162)
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