Alaves vs Levante Prediction, 5/8/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Levante
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+138) Levante (+229)
Jose Luis Morales and Levante (9-11-14, 13th in La Liga) go to Mendizorrotza Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Alaves (7-10-17, 16th in La Liga). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Aitor Fernandez for Levante. Levante are priced at +229 while the Babazorros are at +138. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Alaves played Eibar in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 74.2% passes received rate by connecting on 313 of the 422 passing attempts last match. Alaves attempted 20 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 45.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Alaves finished the game at a 33.3% clip by landing 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Alaves is averaging 0.79 goals per 90 min (27 total goals) and have accounted for 15 assists in all matches for the year.
Joselu is a guy who can be a difference maker for Alaves. He has accounted for 14 assists while accumulating 30 yellow cards during his soccer career. Joselu has been given a starting assignment in 184 outings so far in his career and he scores 0.31 G/90. The forward from Germany has recorded 60 goals in 17,181 mins played. One more player who could decide who wins is Lucas Perez, the forward who is from Spain. Perez has been on the pitch for 18,820 minutes during 212 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 35 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times during his soccer career while he has scored 75 total goals. He sports an average of 0.36 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Alaves will be Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco has seen the field for a total of 22,392 minutes and has tallied 724 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.2 (309 total goals given up) and he has a save % of 72.2%. The goalie born in Spain has faced 1,011 shots sent in his direction in 250 career starts. Pacheco (88-62-99 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 75 shutouts, which gives him a 30.0% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Levante walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Celta Vigo. They finished the contest by connecting on 270 of the 326 pass attempts earning a rate of 82.8%. Levante earned a 65.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 15 out of the 23 dribbles they pursued. Levante had 2 shots attempted out of their 10 shots attempted giving them a 20.0% clip in their last game. Having tallied 37 goals and 27 assists in all their contests, Levante has an average of 1.09 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 min.
Jose Luis Morales will need to be on top of his game for Levante. He has an average of 0.21 goals per 90 minutes and has started 260 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Spain has totaled 22,148 mins and has scored 52 goals. He has collected 32 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 35 times. Make sure to watch out for Roger Marti, the forward hailing from Spain. Marti has been given 48 yellow cards in 16,655 mins (190 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.47. He has scored 87 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 13 different times.
Aitor Fernandez will look after the goal for Levante. Fernandez has recorded 38 shutouts and has seen 619 shots attempted against him in 13,435 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 73.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.5%. He has given up 1.23 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 50-46-53. During his career, Fernandez has surrendered 184 goals and has 447 stops in 149 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Levante (+229)
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