Mallorca vs Villarreal Prediction, 9/19/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Mallorca vs Villarreal
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Iberostar Stadium in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Mallorca (+250) Villarreal (+138)
Abdon Prats and Mallorca (2-1-1, 8th in La Liga) play Villarreal (0-3-0, 13th in La Liga) at Iberostar Stadium on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Manolo Reina for Mallorca and Geronimo Rulli for Villarreal. The line on this contest has Mallorca coming in at +250 and the Submarino Amarillos are at +138. The total opens at 2.
Mallorca faced Athletic Bilbao in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. Mallorca tried 21 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 9 of those tries for a rate of 42.9%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 83.2% received passes rate by converting 331 out of their 398 passing targets last contest.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Mallorca finished the game at a 14.3% clip by putting 1 shot on target of 7 shots. Mallorca has an average of 0.75 g/90 (3 total goals) and are sitting with 2 assists in all matches this year.
Abdon Prats is a player who can be a difference maker for Mallorca. Prats has had a starting assignment in 49 matches during his soccer career and accounts for 0.36 goals per 90. The forward from Spain has earned 22 goals in 5,525 minutes played. He has 10 assists while earning 11 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career.
Another player who should impact this match is Dani Rodriguez, the midfielder born in Spain. Rodriguez has 12,558 mins during 146 starting assignments and has been given 36 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 15 times in his career while he has scored 23 goals. He is averaging 0.16 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Mallorca will be Manolo Reina. Reina (109-82-98 record in his career) has tallied 93 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.2% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has faced 1,076 shots tried at him in 289 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.2 (346 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 72.5%. Reina has been on the pitch for a total of 25,997 minutes and has earned 778 saves in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Villarreal were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Atlético Madrid. Villarreal earned a 46.2% successful dribble rate by converting 6 out of the 13 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by completing 415 of the 482 passes they tried for a rate of 86.1%. Villarreal converted 2 shots attempted out of 2 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 100.0% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 2 goals and 2 assists in all competitions, Villarreal averages 0.67 goals and 0.67 assists per 90.
Boulaye Dia should provide a lift for Villarreal. The forward born in Senegal has totaled 5,731 minutes while scoring 24 goals. He has tallied 4 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 67 matches during his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Gerard Moreno, the forward representing Spain. He has earned 107 goals in his career while helping on a goal 28 different times. Moreno has earned himself 30 yellow card warnings in 21,158 mins (237 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.46.
Geronimo Rulli will look after the net for Villarreal. Geronimo Rulli has racked up 51 clean sheets while he has seen 739 shots against him in 16,061 mins in his career. He holds a save percentage of 69.8 and his shutout rate sits at 28.5%. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 70-48-60. In his career, Geronimo Rulli has surrendered 236 goals and has totaled 516 saves in 179 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Villarreal (+138)
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