Osasuna vs Celta Vigo Prediction, 8/23/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Osasuna vs Celta Vigo
Date: Monday, August 23, 2021
Location: Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Osasuna (+141) Celta Vigo (+170)
Chimy Avila and Osasuna (0-1-0, 10th in La Liga) host Celta de Vigo (0-0-1, 16th in La Liga) at Estadio El Sadar on Monday. The starting goaltenders will be Sergio Herrera for Osasuna and Matias Dituro for Celta de Vigo. Osasuna are priced +141 while the Celtics are at +170. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Osasuna faced off with Espanyol in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. Osasuna tried 19 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 42.1%. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 79.9% received passes rate by connecting on 330 out of their 413 passing attempts in their last outing.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Osasuna finished the game at a 6.7% clip by landing 1 shot on target out of 15 total shots.
Chimy Avila is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Osasuna. He has 9 assists while tallying 27 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Avila has been in the starting lineup in 70 games in his career and he tallies 0.38 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Argentina has accumulated 27 goals in 6,467 mins played.
One more player who should impact this match is Ante Budimir, the forward born in Bosnia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 19 times thus far in his career while scoring 92 goals. Budimir has totaled 20,356 mins during 226 career starting assignments and has been given 60 yellow cards. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Osasuna will be Sergio Herrera. Herrera has seen the field for a total of 12,312 mins and has tallied 328 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.0 (142 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 72.2%. The keeper hailing from Spain has seen 460 shots attempted against him in 136 career starts. Herrera (51-42-43 record during his soccer career) has earned 52 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 38.2% clean sheet percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Celta Vigo took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Atlético Madrid. They wrapped up this outing by completing 421 out of their 479 passes they attempted earning a rate of 87.9%. Celta Vigo had a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 7 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. Celta Vigo connected on 1 shot on target out of 9 shots tried which had them sitting at a 11.1% rate in their last match.
Nolito will need to provide a lift for Celta Vigo. The forward from Spain has totaled 20,140 minutes while scoring 87 goals. He has tallied 58 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 54 times. He has an average of 0.39 G/90 and has been a starter in 225 games during his soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Iago Aspas, the forward representing Spain. He has scored 145 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 53 different times. Aspas has earned himself a total of 69 yellow card cautions in 23,419 minutes played (266 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.56.
Matias Dituro will be looking after the net for Celta Vigo. Dituro has recorded 61 shutouts while defending 292 shots attempted against him in 15,689 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 78.4 and his shutout rate is currently at 34.9%. He has surrendered 0.86 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 92-45-38. In his career, Dituro has given up 78 goals while earning 231 saves in 175 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+170)
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