Elche vs Alaves Prediction, 5/11/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Elche vs Alaves
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Alicante, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Elche (+162) Alaves (+175)
Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero is the site where Pere Milla and Elche (6-12-17, 19th in La Liga) will take on Alaves (7-11-17, 16th in La Liga) on Tuesday. The expected starting goalies will be Edgar Badia for Elche and Fernando Pacheco for Alaves. Alaves are priced at +175 while the Green-Striped Ones are at +162. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Elche played Real Sociedad in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. Elche tried 10 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 6 of those tries for a rate of 60.0%. In the passing game, they earned a 68.8% received passes percentage by connecting on 159 out of their 231 targeted passes last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Elche wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 2 total shots. Elche averages 0.80 goals per 90 (28 total goals) and have accounted for 21 assists in all competitions this season.
Pere Milla is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Elche. He has accounted for 9 assists while tallying 19 yellow cards in his career. Milla has been given a starting assignment in 87 contests during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.20 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Spain has totaled 17 goals scored in 7,739 mins. One more player who should impact this match is Josan Fernandez, the midfielder born in Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times thus far in his career while scoring 8 goals. Josan has totaled 6,091 minutes in 74 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 6 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.12 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Elche is Edgar Badia. Badia has seen the pitch for 16,920 minutes and has accumulated 481 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.1 (207 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 77.1%. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has seen 633 shots sent in his direction in 188 starts. Badia (55-65-68 mark in his career) has accumulated 59 shutouts, which leaves him with a 31.4% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Alaves went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Levante. Alaves earned a 87.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 8 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by connecting on 311 out of their 368 attempted passes for a rate of 84.5%. Alaves had 5 shots tried out of their 15 shots tried earning them a 33.3% rate in their last match. With 29 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, Alaves averages 0.83 goals and 0.46 assists per 90.
Lucas Perez should provide solid play for Alaves. He averages 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 212 contests in his career. The forward from Spain has been on the field for 18,865 professional minutes while earning 75 goals. He has 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 hailing from Germany. He has scored 61 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 14 times. Joselu has been given 30 yellow cards in 17,271 mins (185 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.32.
Fernando Pacheco will look after the goal for Alaves. So far in his career, Pacheco has allowed 311 goals and has accounted for 725 saves in 251 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.24 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 88-63-99. He sports a save percentage of 72.1 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.9%. Pacheco has earned 75 shutouts while defending 1,014 shots tried against him in 22,482 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Alaves (+175)
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