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Game: Betis vs Alaves
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Location: Estadio Benito Villamarín in Seville, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Betis (-125) Alaves (+333)
Sergio Canales and Real Betis (12-3-10, 6th in La Liga) host Alaves (5-7-13, 18th in La Liga) at Estadio Benito Villamarín on Monday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Joel Robles for Real Betis and Fernando Pacheco for Alaves. Alaves are priced at +333 while the Green and Whites are at -125. The total has been set at 2.5.
Betis stepped onto the pitch against Cadiz in their last game and notched a win by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they had a 89.0% passes received rate by connecting on 510 out of their 573 passing attempts in their last match. Betis tried 19 dribbles in this matchup and converted 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 52.6%. Concerning shot accuracy, Betis ended this match at a 44.4% rate by landing 4 shots on target out of 9 shots. Betis is averaging 1.32 goals per 90 minutes (33 total goals) and have accounted for 25 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Sergio Canales is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Betis. Canales has been in the starting lineup in 207 outings so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has totaled 39 goals in 18,721 professional minutes. He has 36 assists while accumulating 35 yellow cards during his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Cristian Tello, the forward who is from Spain. Tello has been on the pitch for 14,140 mins during 137 starts and has been handed 12 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 39 times so far in his career and he has scored 47 goals. He averages 0.30 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Betis will be Joel Robles. Robles (45-28-46 mark in his career) has totaled 32 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.6% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Spain has faced 485 shots sent his way in 116 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.5 (171 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 68.5%. Robles has defended the goal for 10,574 mins and has earned 331 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Alaves took a loss by a score of 1-0 against Osasuna. They wrapped up this match by completing 275 out of their 358 passing attempts earning a percentage of 76.8%. Alaves ended the game with a 33.3% successful dribble rate by completing 2 of the 6 dribbles they attempted. Alaves had 1 shot on target out of 4 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 19 goals and 11 assists in all their contests, Alaves averages 0.76 goals and 0.44 assists per 90 minutes.
Lucas Perez should provide a lift for Alaves. He is currently averaging 0.37 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 207 matches during his career. The forward hailing from Spain has totaled 18,446 minutes while earning 75 goals. He has 35 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 41 times. You should also keep an eye on Joselu, the forward representing Germany. Joselu has been given 30 yellow card warnings in 16,393 mins played (175 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.31. He has accumulated 57 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 13 different times.
Fernando Pacheco will reside in front of the goal for Alaves. Pacheco has accumulated 73 clean sheets and has defended 979 shots against him in 21,582 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 72.4 and his shutout rate is currently 30.3%. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 86-59-95. During his pro soccer career, Pacheco has conceded 296 goals and has totaled 705 stops in 241 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alaves (+333)
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