Eibar vs Alaves Prediction, 5/1/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eibar vs Alaves
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Ipurúa Municipal Stadium in Eibar, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Eibar (+106) Alaves (+285)
Ipurúa Municipal Stadium is the venue where Kike and Eibar (4-11-17, 20th in La Liga) will play Alaves (7-10-16, 16th in La Liga) on Saturday. The starting goalies are Marko Dmitrovic for Eibar and Fernando Pacheco for Alaves. The odds on this contest have Eibar coming in at +106 and the Babazorros are at +285. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Eibar faced off with Granada in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 4-1. Eibar attempted 24 dribbles in this match and completed 13 of the dribbles for a percentage of 54.2%. In the passing game, they had a 82.7% rate by connecting on 412 out of their 498 pass attempts last contest. In relation to shooting accuracy, Eibar wrapped this game up at a 18.8% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 16 total shots. Eibar is averaging 0.72 g/90 (23 total goals) and have tallied 15 assists in all competitions for the year.
Kike is a player who can be a difference maker for Eibar. He has accounted for 21 assists while earning 32 yellow cards in his career. Kike has been in the starting lineup in 223 games during his soccer career while he scores 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Spain has recorded 77 goals scored in 19,635 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Esteban Burgos, the defender representing Argentina. Burgos has played 10,259 minutes in 113 starts and has been handed 42 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 2 times so far in his career and he has scored 12 goals. He sports an average of 0.11 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Eibar is Marko Dmitrovic. Dmitrovic has seen the field for 19,780 mins and has earned 507 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (277 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 66.2%. The goalie born in Serbia has faced 767 shots tried at him in 220 starting assignments. Dmitrovic (68-55-96 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 64 shutouts, which gives him a 29.1% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Alaves earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Valencia. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 288 out of their 370 passing attempts earning a rate of 77.8%. Alaves had a 91.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Alaves had 2 shots attempted out of 6 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% clip in their last outing. With a total of 27 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, Alaves sports an average of 0.82 goals and 0.45 assists per 90 minutes.
Lucas Perez should be able to be counted on for Alaves. He is currently averaging 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 211 games during his career. The forward from Spain has been on the field for 18,758 professional minutes while he has scored 75 goals. He has accumulated 35 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times. Make sure to watch out for Joselu, the forward born in Germany. He has accumulated 60 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 14 different times. Joselu has been given 30 yellow cards in 17,102 mins played (183 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.32.
Fernando Pacheco will be residing in front of the goal for Alaves. During his pro soccer career, Pacheco has given up 306 goals and has racked up 723 saves in 249 starts. He has allowed 1.23 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 88-62-98. He has a save % of 72.4 and his shutout rate is currently at 30.1%. Pacheco has racked up 75 clean sheets and has defended 1,007 shots against him in 22,302 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Alaves (+285)
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