Alaves vs Huesca Prediction, 4/18/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Huesca
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+130) Huesca (+250)
Joselu and Alaves (5-9-16, 19th in La Liga) play Huesca (5-12-13, 16th in La Liga) at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Alvaro Fernandez for Huesca. Huesca are priced at +250 while the Babazorros are at +130. The over/under is set at 2.
Alaves stepped onto the pitch against Athletic Bilbao in their most recent match and finished with a draw with a score of 0-0. Alaves attempted 18 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 13 of the attempts for a percentage of 72.2%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 85.0% received passes rate by connecting on 435 of the 512 passing targets in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Alaves finished at a 11.1% rate by hitting 1 shot on target out of 9 total shots. Alaves has an average of 0.77 goals per 90 minutes (23 goals in total) and have earned 12 assists in all competitions for the year.
Joselu is a player who should be able to impact this game for Alaves. He has 13 assists while earning 30 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Joselu has started 180 matches thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Germany has 59 goals in 16,843 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Lucas Perez, the forward hailing from Spain. He has helped on a goal 41 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 75 total goals. Perez has accumulated 18,556 minutes in 208 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 35 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.36 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Alaves is Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco has seen the field for a total of 22,032 mins and has 717 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.2 (304 total goals conceded) and his save % is 72.4%. The keeper born in Spain has had 999 shots attempted at him in 246 starting assignments. Pacheco (86-61-98 mark during his soccer career) has earned 74 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.1% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Huesca walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Elche. They finished the match by connecting on 214 of the 268 passes they tried earning a percentage of 79.9%. Huesca had a 60.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. Huesca converted 4 shots tried out of their 7 shots tried giving them a 57.1% rate in their last outing. With 30 goals and 21 assists in all their matches, Huesca averages 1.00 goal and 0.70 assists per 90 minutes.
David Ferreiro will need to provide a lift for Huesca. He is currently averaging 0.07 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 232 outings in his pro soccer career. The midfielder hailing from Spain has accumulated 21,055 mins and has scored 17 goals. He has accounted for 49 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 46 times. Make sure to watch out for Rafa, the forward representing Spain. Mir has earned himself a total of 10 yellow card cautions in 5,147 minutes (55 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.49. He has totaled 28 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 5 different times.
Alvaro Fernandez is expected to look after the goal for Huesca. In his pro soccer career, Fernandez has given up 82 goals while earning 129 stops in 69 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.18 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 26-15-28. He has earned a save % of 69.0 and his clean sheet rate is 27.5%. Fernandez has tallied 19 shutouts and defended 184 shots attempted against him in 6,255 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Alaves (+130)
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