Villarreal vs Valencia Prediction, 10/18/2020 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Valencia
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
TV: beIN SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (-125) Valencia (+275)
Estadio de la Cerámica is the venue where Moi Gomez and Villarreal (2-2-1, 4th in La Liga) will play Valencia (2-1-2, 8th in La Liga) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Jasper Cillessen for Valencia. Villarreal are priced at -125 while the Ches are at +275. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Villarreal as a team have scored 6 goals on the season, which ranks them 7th in La Liga. They have attempted 48 shots at their opponents with 17 of them being on target, which calculates to a 35.4% SOT percentage. Villarreal has been able to maintain possession for 54.6% of matches while they successfully dribble 64.5% of the time (7th in La Liga). Their players have been on the receiving end of 2,315 passes from teammates on 2,619 targets so far this season, earning them a receiving percentage of 88.4%.
Moi Gomez is a player who should be able to impact this game for Villarreal. He has accounted for 33 assists while accumulating 30 yellow cards so far in his career. Gomez has been a starter in 188 games during his career and he tallies 0.13 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Spain has tallied 24 goals in 16,770 professional minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Gerard Moreno, the forward born in Spain. He has helped on a goal 22 times during his career and he has scored 87 total goals. Moreno has accumulated 18,650 minutes in 209 career starts and has been given a total of 26 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Villarreal will be Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo has seen the field for 23,227 mins and has accumulated 816 stops during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.21 (311 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .731. The goalie from Spain has had 1,111 shots tried at him in 260 career starts. Asenjo (100-68-91 mark in his career) has tallied 84 shutouts, which gives him a 32.3% clean sheet percentage.
Valencia has 1,778 pass targets on the season (10th in the league) to go along with 1,553 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.3% and they control possession of the ball 44.6% of the time. The Ches have successfully dribbled 64.7% of the time so far this season while accumulating 7 goals. The have hit on 48.8% of their shots on target out of 41 total shots.
Kevin Gameiro should provide a spark for Valencia. The forward from France has earned 25,995 mins and he has scored 146 goals. He has totaled 9 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 38 times. He is currently averaging 0.51 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 283 matches during his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Maxi Gomez, the forward hailing from Uruguay. Gomez has earned himself a total of 31 yellow card cautions in 12,525 mins played (142 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.52. He has scored 72 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 11 different times.
Jasper Cillessen will be residing in front of the net for the Ches. So far in his pro soccer career, Cillessen has conceded 162 goals while tallying 542 saves in 163 starting assignments. He has surrendered 0.99 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 88-47-31. He is the owner of a save % of .778 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 38.0%. Cillessen has accumulated 62 clean sheets while he has seen 697 shots attempted against him in 14,758 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Valencia (+275)
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