Alaves vs Celta Vigo Prediction, 4/4/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Celta Vigo
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+199) Celta Vigo (+154)
Iago Aspas and Celta de Vigo (8-10-10, 11th in La Liga) are headed to Mendizorrotza Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Alaves (5-8-15, 19th in La Liga). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Ivan Villar for Celta de Vigo. The line on this matchup has Alaves coming in at +199 and the Celtics are at +154. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Alaves faced off with Atlético Madrid in their last game and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they ended with a 78.6% received passes rate by completing 242 out of their 308 targeted passes in their last outing. Alaves tried 20 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 13 of those dribbles for a rate of 65.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Alaves walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% rate by putting 2 SoT of 8 shots. Alaves sports an average of 0.79 goals per 90 min (22 goals in total) and have 12 assists in all competitions this year.
Joselu is a guy who should impact this matchup for Alaves. Joselu has been in the starting lineup in 178 matches thus far in his career while he scores 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Germany has accumulated 59 goals scored in 16,663 mins. He has 13 assists while earning 30 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Lucas Perez, the forward representing Spain. Perez has earned 18,472 mins in 207 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 35 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 75 total goals. He sports an average of 0.37 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Alaves will be Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco (86-60-97 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 73 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 29.9% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in Spain has seen 989 shots attempted against him in 244 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.2 (301 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 72.4%. Pacheco has seen the pitch for 21,852 minutes and has tallied 711 stops in his career.
For their last outing, Celta Vigo took a loss by a final score of 3-1 against Real Madrid. Celta Vigo finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 447 of the 517 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 86.5%. Celta Vigo had 3 shots attempted out of their 8 shots attempted which had them at a 37.5% rate in their last game. With 35 goals and 24 assists in all their matches, Celta Vigo averages 1.25 goals and 0.86 assists per 90 minutes.
Iago Aspas should provide solid play for Celta Vigo. He currently averages 0.55 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 256 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Spain has played 22,561 mins while scoring 139 goals. He has 64 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 48 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Santi Mina, the forward hailing from Spain. Mina has earned himself a total of 27 yellow card cautions in 12,491 mins played (138 career starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.37. He has accounted for 51 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 15 times.
Ivan Villar will be residing in front of the net for Celta Vigo. Villar has racked up 3 clean sheets while seeing 50 shots against him in 1,251 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 56.0 and his shutout rate is currently at 23.1%. He has surrendered 1.73 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 1-5-7. During his pro soccer career, Villar has surrendered 24 goals and has earned 29 stops in 13 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Alaves (+199)
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