Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, 3/14/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Celta Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: Estadio de Balaídos in Vigo, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Celta Vigo (+140) Athletic Bilbao (+210)
Inaki Williams and Athletic Bilbao (9-6-10, 8th in La Liga) go to Estadio de Balaídos on Sunday where they'll take on Celta de Vigo (8-9-9, 9th in La Liga). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Ivan Villar for Celta de Vigo and Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao are priced at +210 while the Celtics are at +140. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Celta Vigo faced off with Valladolid in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. Celta Vigo attempted 13 dribbles in this match and converted 5 of the tries for a percentage of 38.5%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 84.4% rate by connecting on 470 out of their 557 passing targets in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Celta Vigo finished the game at a 18.2% clip by landing 2 SoT out of 11 total shots. Celta Vigo averages 1.31 goals per 90 (34 goals in total) and have accumulated 23 assists in all competitions for the year.
Iago Aspas is a player who can be a difference maker for Celta Vigo. He has 48 assists while earning 64 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Aspas has started 254 contests thus far in his career while scoring 0.56 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Spain has racked up 139 goals scored in 22,381 minutes. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Santi Mina, the forward who represents Spain. Mina has been on the pitch for 12,334 minutes in 136 starts and has been handed 26 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times so far in his career and he has scored 50 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.36 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Celta Vigo is Ivan Villar. Villar (1-4-6 mark during his career) has recorded 2 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 18.2% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from Spain has faced 44 shots tried against him in 11 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.8 (21 goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 56.8%. Villar has defended the goal for a total of 1,071 minutes and has earned 26 stops in his career.
In their last game, Athletic Bilbao got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Granada. Athletic Bilbao finished the match with a 75.0% successful dribble rate by converting 9 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by connecting on 328 of the 423 passing attempts for a percentage of 77.5%. Athletic Bilbao landed 4 shots attempted out of 6 shots attempted which gave them a 66.7% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 33 goals and 23 assists in all competitions, Athletic Bilbao averages 1.32 goals and 0.92 assists per 90.
Inaki Williams will need to provide a lift for Athletic Bilbao. He scores 0.24 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 191 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Spain has 16,332 mins while scoring 44 goals. He has accumulated 18 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 23 times. Be sure to watch out for Iker Muniain, the forward representing Spain. Muniain has been given 55 yellow card warnings in 23,587 professional minutes (269 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.19. He has totaled 49 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 24 different times.
Unai Simon is expected to look after the net for Athletic Bilbao. Simon has 17 clean sheets and has defended 202 shots against him in 5,871 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 70.3 and his shutout rate is currently at 25.8%. He has allowed 1.09 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 23-19-24. Thus far in his career, Simon has conceded 71 goals and has racked up 142 saves in 66 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (+210)
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