Levante vs Villarreal Prediction, 4/18/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Levante vs Villarreal
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Alicante, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Levante (+260) Villarreal (+115)
Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero is the site where Jose Luis Morales and Levante (9-11-10, 9th in La Liga) will take on Villarreal (11-13-6, 7th in La Liga) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Aitor Fernandez for Levante and Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal. Villarreal are priced at +115 while the Frogs are at +260. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Levante played Eibar in their last match and took home the win by a score of 1-0. Levante tried 21 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 11 of those dribbles for a percentage of 52.4%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 75.6% received passes rate by connecting on 343 of the 454 pass targets in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, Levante ended this match at a 16.7% rate by hitting 1 shot on target of 6 total shots. Levante is averaging 1.20 goals per 90 (36 total goals) and have accumulated 27 assists in all games for the year.
Jose Luis Morales is a guy who should impact this matchup for Levante. Morales has been in the starting lineup in 258 contests during his career and he has earned 0.21 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Spain has earned 52 goals scored in 21,960 mins. He has accounted for 35 assists while accumulating 32 yellow cards so far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Roger Marti, the forward representing Spain. He has assisted on a goal 13 times during his career while scoring 87 total goals. Marti has totaled 16,391 mins during 187 starts and has been handed 46 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.48 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Levante is Aitor Fernandez. Fernandez (50-46-51 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 38 shutouts, which leaves him with a 25.9% shutout rate. The goalie from Spain has faced 609 shots tried against him in 147 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.2 (178 goals conceded) and he has a save % of 73.9%. Fernandez has seen the pitch for a total of 13,255 mins and has 441 saves in his pro soccer career.
In their last outing, Villarreal took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Osasuna. Villarreal had a 63.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 12 of the 19 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 511 of the 599 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 85.3%. Villarreal converted 6 shots attempted out of 15 shots attempted which gave them a 40.0% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 42 goals and 23 assists in all matches, Villarreal sports an average of 1.40 goals and 0.77 assists per 90 minutes.
Gerard Moreno should be someone to watch for Villarreal. The forward representing Spain has accumulated 20,320 professional minutes while earning 103 goals. He has earned 28 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 26 times. He scores 0.46 goals per 90 minutes and has started 228 matches during his soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Dani Parejo, the midfielder hailing from Spain. He has totaled 67 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 55 times. Parejo has been given a total of 100 yellow card cautions in 30,661 professional minutes (346 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.20.
Sergio Asenjo will be looking after the net for Villarreal. Asenjo has recorded 90 shutouts while seeing 1,184 shots tried against him in 25,477 career mins. He has a save % of 72.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.6%. He has allowed 1.19 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 109-79-96. In his pro soccer career, Asenjo has allowed 338 goals while totaling 868 saves in 285 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Villarreal (+115)
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