Osasuna vs Valencia Prediction, 9/12/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Osasuna vs Valencia
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Osasuna (+156) Valencia (+182)
Ante Budimir and Osasuna (1-2-0, 8th in La Liga) host Valencia (2-1-0, 2nd in La Liga) at Estadio El Sadar on Sunday. The men protecting the net are Sergio Herrera for Osasuna and Jasper Cillessen for Valencia. Osasuna are priced +156 while the Ches are at +182. The total has been set at 2.25.
Osasuna took the field against Cadiz in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 3-2. Osasuna tried 18 dribbles in this matchup and converted 11 of the tries for a percentage of 61.1%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 82.9% passes received percentage by connecting on 542 of the 654 passing targets in their last game.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Osasuna finished at a 16.7% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 12 shots. Osasuna averages 1.00 goal per 90 (3 total goals) and have 1 assist in all contests for the season.
Ante Budimir is a player who can be a difference maker for Osasuna. Budimir has started 226 matches during his soccer career and he scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Bosnia has earned 92 goals in 20,373 professional minutes. He has 19 assists while accumulating 60 yellow card warnings thus far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Chimy Avila, the forward who represents Argentina. Avila has been on the pitch for 6,514 minutes in 70 career starting assignments and has been handed 27 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times during his soccer career while scoring 27 goals. He is averaging 0.37 G/90 for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Osasuna is Sergio Herrera. Herrera (52-43-43 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 53 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 38.4% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Spain has faced 462 shots attempted against him in 138 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.0 (144 goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 72.1%. Herrera has played for 12,492 mins and has accumulated 329 saves during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Valencia walked away with a victory by a final of 3-0 against Alaves. They finished the match by connecting on 301 out of their 367 passes they attempted for a rate of 82.0%. Valencia had a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 of the 9 dribbles they attempted. Valencia converted 4 shots attempted out of 9 shots attempted earning them a 44.4% clip in their last game. With a total of 5 goals and 3 assists in all their games, Valencia sports an average of 1.67 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Manu Vallejo should provide a lift for Valencia. The forward born in Spain has been on the pitch for 4,047 mins while scoring 15 goals. He has accounted for 5 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 3 times. He currently averages 0.33 goals per 90 mins and has started 43 matches so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Carlos Soler, the midfielder hailing from Spain. Soler has been handed 28 yellow card cautions in 11,607 minutes played (131 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.17. He has accumulated 22 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 19 different times.
Jasper Cillessen will look after the net for Valencia. So far in his career, Cillessen has conceded 173 goals and has tallied 575 saves in 173 starting assignments. He has conceded 0.99 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 93-48-35. He has earned a save % of 77.8 and his clean sheet rate is 37.6%. Cillessen has totaled 65 shutouts and has seen 742 shots against him in 15,658 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Valencia (+182) and under the total goals
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