Barcelona vs Alaves Prediction, 10/30/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Barcelona vs Alaves
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Barcelona (-422) Alaves (+952)
Memphis Depay and Barcelona (4-3-3, 9th in La Liga) play Alaves (3-0-7, 16th in La Liga) at Camp Nou on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona and Fernando Pacheco for Alaves. The odds on this game have Barcelona coming in at -422 and the Babazorros are at +952. The O/U opens at 3.25.
Barcelona played Rayo Vallecano in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they earned a 89.2% received passes rate by connecting on 555 out of their 622 passing attempts in their last game. Barcelona attempted 30 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 20 of the tries for a rate of 66.7%.
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Barcelona averages 1.50 g/90 (15 total goals) and have 11 assists in all competitions for the season.
Memphis Depay is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Barcelona. Depay has been given a starting assignment in 205 matchups thus far in his career while scoring 0.52 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Netherlands has totaled 108 goals in 18,720 mins. He has totaled 57 assists while accumulating 21 yellow card cautions in his career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Sergio Busquets, the midfielder born in Spain. Busquets has been on the field for 32,731 minutes during 377 starts and has been handed a total of 112 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 28 times in his career while he has scored 8 goals. He currently averages 0.02 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man protecting the net for Barcelona will be Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Stegen has seen the pitch for a total of 26,719 mins and has 879 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.0 (293 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 75.8%. The goalkeeper hailing from Germany has faced 1,159 shots tried at him in 297 career starts. Stegen (181-64-52 record in his career) has totaled 113 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 38.0% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Alaves took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Elche. Alaves had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 4 of the 8 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by converting 274 out of their 330 passes they tried for a rate of 83.0%. Alaves converted 5 shots attempted out of their 16 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 31.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 5 goals and 3 assists for all their matches, Alaves is averaging 0.50 goals and 0.30 assists per 90.
Joselu should provide a spark for Alaves. He currently averages 0.33 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 195 games in his career. The forward representing Germany has totaled 18,278 professional minutes while scoring 67 goals. He has collected 30 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Victor Laguardia, the defender hailing from Spain. Laguardia has been given 100 yellow cards in 26,496 minutes played (297 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.04. He has accounted for 13 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times.
Fernando Pacheco will be residing in front of the net for Alaves. During his professional soccer career, Pacheco has given up 325 goals and has accounted for 731 stops in 262 starts. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 93-63-105. He sports a save percentage of 71.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.2%. Pacheco has recorded 79 shutouts while defending 1,027 shots tried against him in 23,481 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Alaves (+952) and under the total goals
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