Alaves vs Osasuna Prediction, 9/18/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Osasuna
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+180) Osasuna (+188)
Victor Laguardia and Alaves (0-0-3, 20th in La Liga) play Osasuna (1-2-1, 11th in La Liga) at Mendizorrotza Stadium on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Sergio Herrera for Osasuna. Alaves are priced +180 while the Reds are at +188. The over/under is set at 2.
Alaves faced off with Valencia in their last game and took a loss by a final of 3-0. Alaves attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 11 of those tries for a rate of 61.1%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 81.2% passes received rate by completing 311 out of their 383 passing attempts in their last outing.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Alaves walked away from the pitch at a 22.2% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 9 total shots. Alaves sports an average of 0.33 goals per 90 min (1 goal in total) and have no assists in all games for the year.
Victor Laguardia is a player who can be a difference maker for Alaves. Laguardia has been a starter in 290 matches so far in his career and he tallies 0.04 goals per 90 minutes. The defender from Spain has accumulated 12 goals in 25,866 professional minutes. He has accounted for 8 assists while earning 98 yellow card warnings thus far in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Joselu, the forward hailing from Germany. He has assisted on a goal 15 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 64 goals. Joselu has been on the pitch for 17,728 mins during 190 starting assignments and has been given 30 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.32 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Alaves is Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco has seen the pitch for a total of 22,951 minutes and has accumulated 733 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.3 (322 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 71.5%. The goalie born in Spain has had 1,033 shots tried against him in 256 starts. Pacheco (90-63-102 record in his career) has 76 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.7% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Osasuna took a defeat with a final score of 4-1 against Valencia. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 349 out of their 427 passing tries for a rate of 81.7%. Osasuna had a 44.4% successful dribble rate by completing 4 out of the 9 dribbles they pursued. Osasuna converted 2 shots attempted out of 11 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 18.2% rate in their last game. Having tallied 4 goals and 2 assists for all their games, Osasuna averages 1.00 goal and 0.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Chimy Avila should be someone to watch for Osasuna. The forward who is from Argentina has played 6,547 minutes while scoring 27 goals. He has tallied 27 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. He currently averages 0.37 goals per 90 and has started 70 matches in his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Ante Budimir, the forward born in Bosnia. He has accounted for 92 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 19 different times. Budimir has been given a total of 60 yellow card warnings in 20,373 minutes played (226 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.41.
Sergio Herrera will look after the goal for Osasuna. Herrera has accumulated 53 shutouts while defending 466 shots against him in 12,582 career minutes. He holds a save % of 71.5 and his clean sheet rate is 38.1%. He has given up 1.06 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 52-43-44. Thus far in his career, Herrera has given up 148 goals and has racked up 330 saves in 139 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Alaves (+180)
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