Osasuna vs Real Sociedad Prediction, 5/22/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Osasuna vs Real Sociedad
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Osasuna (+240) Real Sociedad (+100)
Chimy Avila and Osasuna (11-11-15, 11th in La Liga) play Real Sociedad (16-11-10, 5th in La Liga) at Estadio El Sadar on Saturday. The goalies who are expected to start are Sergio Herrera for Osasuna and Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad. Osasuna are priced +240 while the Whites and Blues are at +100. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Osasuna faced Atlético Madrid in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 70.3% received passes percentage by connecting on 154 out of their 219 passing targets last match. Osasuna attempted 15 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 5 of the attempts for a rate of 33.3%. Regarding shot accuracy, Osasuna walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 6 shots. Osasuna is averaging 0.97 g/90 (36 total goals) and are sitting with 25 assists in all matches for the season.
Chimy Avila is a player who should impact this matchup for Osasuna. Avila has been in the starting lineup in 70 matches during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.38 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Argentina has earned 27 goals in 6,448 mins played. He has totaled 9 assists while accumulating 27 yellow card warnings during his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ante Budimir, the forward who represents Bosnia. Budimir has 20,262 minutes during 225 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 60 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 19 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 92 goals. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Osasuna will be Sergio Herrera. Herrera has played for 12,222 mins and has earned 325 saves in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.1 (142 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 71.9%. The goalkeeper from Spain has seen 456 shots sent in his direction in 135 career starts. Herrera (51-41-43 record in his career) has recorded 51 shutouts, which has earned him a 37.8% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Real Sociedad walked away with a victory by a final of 4-1 against Valladolid. Real Sociedad finished the match with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by completing 4 of the 6 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by completing 476 of the 535 passing tries earning a rate of 89.0%. Real Sociedad had 8 shots attempted out of their 13 shots attempted earning them a 61.5% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 57 goals and 38 assists in all their games, Real Sociedad sports an average of 1.54 goals and 1.03 assists per 90 minutes.
Alexander Isak will be someone to watch for Real Sociedad. The forward representing Sweden has earned 6,839 mins while scoring 48 goals. He has earned 11 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times. He is currently averaging 0.63 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 78 contests in his career. Make sure to watch out for Portu, the forward born in Spain. Portu has been handed 37 yellow card warnings in 19,949 mins (226 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.25. He has tallied 55 goals in his career while helping on a goal 27 different times.
Alejandro Remiro is expected to look after the net for Real Sociedad. Remiro has accumulated 41 shutouts while defending 512 shots tried against him in 12,533 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of 72.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.3%. He has given up 1.11 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 58-32-49. During his career, Remiro has given up 154 goals and has tallied 369 stops in 140 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Real Sociedad (+100)
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