Villarreal vs Levante Prediction, 1/2/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Levante
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (+240) Levante (+150)
Gerard Moreno and Villarreal (6-8-1, 4th in La Liga) play Levante (3-6-5, 15th in La Liga) at Estadio de la Cerámica on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Aitor Fernandez for Levante. The odds on this game have Villarreal coming in at +240 and the Frogs are at +150. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Villarreal played Athletic Bilbao in their last match and finished with a draw with a score of 1-1. Villarreal attempted 11 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 8 of those attempts for a rate of 72.7%. In regard to passing, they had a 87.8% rate by connecting on 539 of the 614 passing targets last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Villarreal finished the game at a 35.3% rate by hitting 6 SoT of 17 shots. Villarreal has an average of 1.33 goals per 90 minutes (20 goals in total) and have earned 11 assists in all contests this year.
Gerard Moreno is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Villarreal. He has 22 assists while tallying 28 yellow card cautions during his career. Moreno has started 217 outings during his career while he scores 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Spain has totaled 92 goals scored in 19,355 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Samuel Chukwueze, the forward hailing from Nigeria. Chukwueze has totaled 4,363 mins in 45 starts and has been given a total of 4 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 9 goals. He is currently averaging 0.19 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Villarreal is Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo (104-74-91 record during his soccer career) has earned 87 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.2% shutout percentage. The keeper from Spain has faced 1,133 shots attempted against him in 270 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.19 (319 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .731. Asenjo has defended the goal for 24,127 minutes and has earned 833 saves during his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Levante earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Huesca. They finished the match by completing 319 of the 383 passing attempts earning a rate of 83.3%. Levante finished with a 36.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Levante landed 1 shot on goal out of the team's 9 shots tried which had them at a 11.1% rate in their last outing. With a total of 16 goals and 11 assists in all matches, Levante averages 1.14 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 minutes.
Roger Marti should be someone to watch for Levante. He scores 0.47 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 174 matches so far in his career. The forward who is from Spain has been on the field for 15,341 mins and he has scored 80 goals. He has accounted for 45 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 13 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jose Luis Morales, the forward born in Spain. He has earned 46 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 33 times. Morales has been handed a total of 30 yellow card warnings in 20,811 professional minutes (244 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.20.
Aitor Fernandez will reside in front of the goal for Levante. So far in his career, Fernandez has conceded 158 goals and has 403 stops in 133 starting assignments. He has given up 1.19 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 45-41-47. He holds a save percentage of .745 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.1%. Fernandez has totaled 36 clean sheets while defending 553 shots tried against him in 11,995 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Villarreal (+240)
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