Betis vs Espanyol Prediction, 9/19/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Betis vs Espanyol
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Estadio Benito Villamarín in Seville, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Betis (-120) Espanyol (+320)
Raul de Tomas and Espanyol (0-2-2, 15th in La Liga) go to Estadio Benito Villamarín on Sunday where they'll take on Real Betis (1-2-1, 9th in La Liga). The goalies protecting the net will be Rui Silva for Real Betis and Diego Lopez for Espanyol. Espanyol are priced at +320 while the Green and Whites are at -120. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Betis stepped onto the pitch against Granada in their last match and took home the win by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.5% received passes rate by completing 438 of the 512 passing targets last game. Betis tried 11 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 9 of the attempts for a rate of 81.8%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Betis ended this match at a 40.0% rate by landing 8 shots on target out of 20 total shots. Betis is averaging 0.75 g/90 (3 total goals) and have accounted for 3 assists in all games for the season.
Sergio Canales is a player who should be able to impact this match for Betis. Canales has been given a starting assignment in 221 matches in his career and he accounts for 0.18 G/90. The forward born in Spain has accumulated 41 goals in 19,997 minutes played. He has totaled 37 assists while tallying 37 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Borja Iglesias, the forward representing Spain. Iglesias has been on the field for 10,073 minutes in 113 career starting assignments and has been handed 18 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 11 times in his career while he has scored 53 total goals. He is averaging 0.47 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Betis will be Rui Silva. Silva has seen the pitch for a total of 14,695 minutes and has accumulated 328 stops during his career. His GA/90 is 1.3 (213 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 65.8%. The keeper from Portugal has had 506 shots attempted at him in 162 starting assignments. Silva (61-38-63 mark in his career) has earned 49 clean sheets, which gives him a 30.2% shutout rate.
For their last game, Espanyol took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Atlético Madrid. They finished this game by completing 326 out of their 369 passing attempts for a percentage of 88.3%. Espanyol earned a 38.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 18 dribbles they tried. Espanyol landed 3 shots attempted out of the team's 9 shots attempted earning them a 33.3% rate when they last took the field. With 1 goal and 1 assist in all their matches, Espanyol averages 0.25 goals and 0.25 assists per 90 min.
Raul De Tomas will need to be on top of his game for Espanyol. He sports an average of 0.56 goals per 90 mins and has started 168 matches in his career. The forward representing Spain has earned 14,819 mins and has earned 93 goals. He has totaled 37 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Javi Puado, the midfielder who represents Spain. He has collected 16 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 13 different times. Puado has been handed a total of 6 yellow cards in 4,686 mins (52 starts). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.31.
Diego Lopez will look after the goal for Espanyol. During his pro soccer career, Lopez has allowed 528 goals and has racked up 1,276 saves in 432 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.23 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 185-107-134. He sports a save percentage of 71.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 28.9%. Lopez has earned 125 clean sheets and has defended 1,784 shots attempted against him in 38,589 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Espanyol (+320)
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