Alaves vs Betis Prediction, 10/18/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Betis
Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+251) Betis (+112)
Mendizorrotza Stadium is the site where Joselu and Alaves (1-0-6, 19th in La Liga) will play Real Betis (3-3-2, 10th in La Liga) on Monday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Claudio Bravo for Real Betis. Alaves are priced +251 while the Green and Whites are at +112. The total is set at 2.25.
Alaves faced off with Athletic Bilbao in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 79.5% rate by completing 298 of the 375 targeted passes last game. Alaves attempted 10 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 7 of the tries for a rate of 70.0%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Alaves finished the game at a 23.5% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 17 total shots. Alaves has an average of 0.29 goals per 90 minutes (2 goals in total) and have accounted for 1 assists in all competitions this season.
Joselu is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Alaves. Joselu has been given a starting assignment in 192 matchups thus far in his career and he scores 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Germany has tallied 65 goals scored in 18,008 professional minutes. He has accounted for 16 assists while accumulating 30 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Victor Laguardia, the defender who represents Spain. Laguardia has been on the field for 26,226 minutes in 294 career starting assignments and has been given 100 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 8 times during his career while he has scored 13 goals. He averages 0.04 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Alaves will be Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco (91-63-104 record in his career) has earned 77 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 29.7% shutout percentage. The goalie from Spain has faced 1,019 shots attempted at him in 259 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.3 (324 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 71.1%. Pacheco has played for a total of 23,218 mins and has earned 724 stops during his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Betis took a loss by a score of 2-0 against Villarreal. Betis ended the game with a 58.3% successful dribble rate by converting 14 of the 24 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 356 out of their 418 passing attempts for a rate of 85.2%. Betis connected on 3 shots attempted out of 10 shots attempted giving them a 30.0% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 10 goals and 8 assists in all their contests, Betis has an average of 1.25 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Borja Iglesias should be someone to watch for Betis. The forward born in Spain has totaled 10,214 mins and he has scored 53 goals. He has earned 18 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. He averages 0.47 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 114 matches in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Sergio Canales, the forward who is from Spain. Canales has been given 37 yellow card cautions in 20,187 professional minutes played (224 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.18. He has earned 41 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 39 times.
Claudio Bravo will reside in front of the goal for Betis. In his career, Bravo has allowed 395 goals and has totaled 1,048 stops in 349 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.13 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 174-80-94. He sports a save percentage of 72.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 35.5%. Bravo has racked up 124 clean sheets while he has seen 1,439 shots tried against him in 31,424 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alaves (+251)
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