Villarreal vs Alaves Prediction, 9/30/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Alaves
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (-175) Alaves (+500)
Moi Gomez and Villarreal (1-1-1, 8th in La Liga) play Alaves (0-1-2, 19th in La Liga) at Estadio de la Cerámica on Wednesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Fernando Pacheco for Alaves. Villarreal are priced at -175 while the Babazorros are at +500. The total is set at 2.5.
Villarreal have collected 3 goals on the campaign, which ranks them 12th in La Liga. They have launched 32 shots at the goal with 10 being on target, which is a 31.3% shots on target percentage. Villarreal has controlled possession of the ball for 56% of contests while dribbling successfully 68.1% of the time (7th in La Liga). Their players have caught 1,360 passes on 1,525 tries on the season, giving them a receiving percentage of 89.2%.
Moi Gomez is a player who should impact this matchup for Villarreal. He has accounted for 33 assists while tallying 30 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Gomez has had a starting assignment in 186 outings in his career and accounts for 0.13 G/90. The forward representing Spain has recorded 24 goals scored in 16,598 professional minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Gerard Moreno, the forward from Spain. He has helped a teammate on a goal 22 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 86 goals. Moreno has been on the field for 18,478 minutes in 207 starting assignments and has been handed 26 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.42 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Villarreal is Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo (99-67-91 mark in his career) has earned 83 clean sheets, which gives him a 32.2% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Spain has had 1,108 shots attempted at him in 258 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.21 (310 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .731. Asenjo has seen the field for 23,047 mins and has accumulated 813 saves in his career.
The Babazorros have successfully dribbled 35.3% of the time for the year while totaling 1 goal. They have earned a receiving percentage of 82.0% and they have controlled possession of the ball 44.3% of the time. Alaves has tallied 848 targets this year (14th in La Liga) and they have 695 completed passes. They have been able to complete 25% of their shots on target out of 20 total shots.
Lucas Perez is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Alaves. He has accounted for 38 assists while earning 34 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Perez has had a starting assignment in 195 outings during his career and he scores 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has 71 goals scored in 17,277 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Joselu, the forward representing Germany. He has assisted on a goal 12 times in his career while he has scored 53 goals. Joselu has been on the field for 14,717 minutes during 156 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 29 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.32 goals per 90 minutes in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Alavés is Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco (81-53-84 record during his soccer career) has earned 68 shutouts, which has earned him a 31.1% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Spain has had 889 shots attempted at him in 219 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.19 (260 total goals allowed) and his save % is .736. Pacheco has seen the field for 19,602 mins and has earned 650 saves thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Villarreal (-175)
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