Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna Prediction, 5/8/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Athletic Bilbao (-116) Osasuna (+343)
San Mamés Stadium is the venue where Inaki Williams and Athletic Bilbao (10-12-11, 10th in La Liga) will take on Osasuna (10-10-14, 11th in La Liga) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao and Sergio Herrera for Osasuna. Athletic Bilbao are priced -116 while the Reds are at +343. The O/U is set at 2.
Athletic Bilbao played Valladolid in their last match and finished with a draw with a score of 2-2. In the passing game, they had a 82.8% received passes percentage by connecting on 362 out of their 437 targeted passes in their last match. Athletic Bilbao tried 22 dribbles in this match and were successful in 10 of those tries for a rate of 45.5%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Athletic Bilbao finished at a 53.8% rate by hitting 7 SoT out of 13 total shots. Athletic Bilbao has an average of 1.21 goals per 90 (40 goals in total) and have accumulated 28 assists in all matches this year.
Inaki Williams is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Athletic Bilbao. Williams has had a starting assignment in 194 matches during his soccer career and has 0.24 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Spain has 44 goals in 16,701 mins. He has totaled 25 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Alex Berenguer, the midfielder born in Spain. Berenguer has totaled 10,894 mins in 117 starts and has been given a total of 26 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 21 times thus far in his career while he has scored 21 total goals. He scores 0.17 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Athletic Bilbao will be Unai Simon. Simon (24-25-25 mark in his career) has totaled 20 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has had 223 shots sent his way in 74 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.1 (78 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 70.4%. Simon has seen the pitch for a total of 6,591 mins and is sitting with 157 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Osasuna took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Real Madrid. Osasuna ended the game with a 57.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 4 of the 7 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by completing 284 out of their 332 passing attempts for a rate of 85.5%. Osasuna converted 2 shots attempted out of their 3 shots attempted which had them at a 66.7% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 30 goals and 21 assists in all their games, Osasuna is averaging 0.88 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Ante Budimir will be someone to watch for Osasuna. The forward from Bosnia has been on the pitch for 20,006 mins while scoring 88 goals. He has collected 59 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times. He currently averages 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 222 contests in his career. Be sure to watch out for Roberto Torres, the midfielder born in Spain. He has accumulated 54 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 41 different times. Torres has been handed a total of 47 yellow card warnings in 20,110 minutes played (226 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.24.
Sergio Herrera will be residing in front of the net for Osasuna. During his career, Herrera has conceded 138 goals and has accounted for 317 saves in 133 starting assignments. He has given up 1.03 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 51-40-42. He is the owner of a save % of 72.1 and his clean sheet rate is 38.3%. Herrera has earned 51 clean sheets while he has seen 444 shots tried against him in 12,042 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (-116)
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