Alaves vs Villarreal Prediction, 4/21/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Villarreal
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+400) Villarreal (-138)
Mendizorrotza Stadium is the site where Lucas Perez and Alaves (6-9-16, 16th in La Liga) will play Villarreal (12-13-6, 5th in La Liga) on Wednesday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal. The moneyline on this matchup has Alaves coming in at +400 and the Submarino Amarillos are at -138. The total is set at 2.25.
Alaves stepped onto the pitch against Huesca in their last game and notched a win by a score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 82.8% rate by completing 394 of the 476 pass attempts in their last match. Alaves tried 10 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 6 of the attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, Alaves finished at a 20.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Alaves has an average of 0.77 goals per 90 minutes (24 total goals) and have earned 12 assists in all competitions for the year.
Lucas Perez is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Alaves. Perez has been a starter in 209 matches during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.36 G/90. The forward born in Spain has earned 75 goals scored in 18,639 professional minutes. He has totaled 41 assists while accumulating 35 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Joselu, the forward who represents Germany. He has assisted on a goal 13 times during his soccer career while he has scored 59 goals. Joselu has totaled 16,926 minutes during 181 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 30 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.31 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Alaves will be Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco has seen the pitch for a total of 22,122 minutes and has earned 719 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.2 (304 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 72.4%. The goalkeeper born in Spain has seen 1,001 shots sent in his direction in 247 career starting assignments. Pacheco (87-61-98 mark in his career) has recorded 75 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 30.4% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Villarreal took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Osasuna. They wrapped up this contest by completing 511 of the 599 attempted passes earning a percentage of 85.3%. Villarreal finished with a 63.2% successful dribble rate by connecting on 12 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Villarreal had 4 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 45 goals and 26 assists in all their games, Villarreal has an average of 1.45 goals and 0.84 assists per 90 min.
Dani Parejo will need to provide a lift for Villarreal. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 347 contests in his pro soccer career. The midfielder representing Spain has been on the field for 30,741 mins and has scored 67 goals. He has tallied 100 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 57 times. You should also keep an eye on Gerard Moreno, the forward born in Spain. Moreno has earned himself 28 yellow cards in 20,392 minutes played (229 career starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.46. He has accounted for 104 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 26 times.
Sergio Asenjo will look after the net for Villarreal. In his career, Asenjo has conceded 339 goals and has racked up 870 saves in 286 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.19 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 110-79-96. He holds a save % of 72.8 and his clean sheet rate is 31.5%. Asenjo has earned 90 shutouts and defended 1,187 shots attempted against him in 25,567 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Villarreal (-138) and over 2.25 goals
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