Huesca vs Valencia Prediction, 5/22/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Huesca vs Valencia
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Estadio El Alcoraz in Huesca, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Huesca (-143) Valencia (+333)
Rafa and Huesca (7-12-18, 17th in La Liga) host Valencia (10-12-15, 13th in La Liga) at Estadio El Alcoraz on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alvaro Fernandez for Huesca and Jasper Cillessen for Valencia. Huesca are priced -143 while the Ches are at +333. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Huesca took the field against Athletic Bilbao in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 1-0. Huesca tried 13 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 10 of those tries for a rate of 76.9%. In the passing game, they earned a 85.4% received passes rate by converting 393 out of their 460 passing attempts last contest. In terms of shooting accuracy, Huesca wrapped this game up at a 31.6% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 19 shots. Huesca sports an average of 0.86 goals per 90 (32 total goals) and have accumulated 23 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Rafa is a player who should impact this matchup for Huesca. Mir has been a starter in 62 matchups in his career while he scores 0.45 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Spain has totaled 29 goals in 5,749 minutes played. He has totaled 5 assists while earning 10 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is David Ferreiro, the midfielder representing Spain. He has assisted on a goal 46 times so far in his career and he has scored 17 total goals. Ferreiro has been on the pitch for 21,580 mins in 238 starts and has been handed a total of 51 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Huesca will be Alvaro Fernandez. Fernandez (28-15-31 mark during his career) has accumulated 21 shutouts, which has earned him a 28.4% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from Spain has had 203 shots attempted at him in 74 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.2 (87 goals given up) and he holds a save % of 70.0%. Fernandez has seen the field for 6,705 mins and has 145 saves so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Valencia went home victorious with a score of 4-1 against Eibar. Valencia finished with a 58.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 353 of the 426 attempted passes for a percentage of 82.9%. Valencia landed 5 shots attempted out of 9 shots attempted earning them a 55.6% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 48 goals and 35 assists in all matches, Valencia averages 1.30 goals and 0.95 assists per 90 minutes.
Carlos Soler will need to provide a spark for Valencia. He currently averages 0.15 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 127 games during his soccer career. The midfielder born in Spain has totaled 11,253 minutes while scoring 19 goals. He has 27 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 19 times. You should also keep an eye on Manu Vallejo, the forward hailing from Spain. Vallejo has been handed 5 yellow card warnings in 4,024 professional minutes played (43 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.34. He has accumulated 15 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 3 different times.
Jasper Cillessen is expected to look after the goal for Valencia. During his career, Cillessen has given up 173 goals and has accounted for 567 stops in 172 starts. He has conceded 1.00 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 93-47-35. He sports a save % of 77.5 and his shutout rate is currently 37.2%. Cillessen has racked up 64 shutouts while seeing 733 shots against him in 15,568 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Huesca (-143)
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