Alaves vs Atlético Madrid Prediction, 9/25/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Atlético Madrid
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+673) Atlético Madrid (-183)
Joselu and Alaves (0-0-5, 20th in La Liga) play Atlético Madrid (4-2-0, 2nd in La Liga) at Mendizorrotza Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid. Atlético Madrid are priced at -183 while the Babazorros are at +673. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Alaves stepped onto the pitch against Espanyol in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. Alaves tried 7 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 4 of those dribbles for a percentage of 57.1%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 84.8% passes received rate by converting 306 of the 361 pass attempts in their last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Alaves walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 8 total shots.
Joselu is a guy who should impact this matchup for Alaves. Joselu has been a starter in 192 contests thus far in his career and accounts for 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Germany has earned 64 goals scored in 17,908 mins played. He has accounted for 15 assists while tallying 30 yellow card cautions in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Victor Laguardia, the defender who is from Spain. He has assisted on a goal 8 times in his career and he has scored 12 goals. Laguardia has accumulated 26,046 mins in 292 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 99 yellow cards. He scores 0.04 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Alaves will be Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco (90-63-103 record in his career) has 76 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 29.6% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has seen 1,034 shots attempted against him in 257 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (323 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 71.6%. Pacheco has been on the pitch for 23,041 minutes and has accumulated 734 saves in his career.
For their last outing, Atlético Madrid took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Getafe. Atlético Madrid earned a 64.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 14 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 482 of the 578 passes they tried earning a rate of 83.4%. Atlético Madrid had 4 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 8 goals and 7 assists in all matches, Atlético Madrid averages 1.33 goals and 1.17 assists per 90 min.
Luis Suarez should provide solid play for Atlético Madrid. He averages 0.75 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 450 games so far in his career. The forward from Uruguay has totaled 39,857 mins while earning 330 goals. He has 96 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 141 times. You should also watch out for Antoine Griezmann, the forward representing France. Griezmann has been handed 62 yellow card warnings in 33,350 minutes (392 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.44. He has 162 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 58 different times.
Jan Oblak will be looking after the net for Atlético Madrid. In his career, Oblak has allowed 225 goals while earning 723 saves in 294 starts. He has surrendered 0.77 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 169-71-52. He has earned a save % of 77.4 and his shutout rate sits at 49.7%. Oblak has tallied 146 clean sheets while seeing 932 shots tried against him in 26,365 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alaves (+673)
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