Real Sociedad vs Alaves Prediction, 2/21/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Sociedad vs Alaves
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastián, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Real Sociedad (-197) Alaves (+635)
Alexander Isak and Real Sociedad (10-8-5, 5th in La Liga) host Alaves (5-7-11, 16th in La Liga) at Anoeta Stadium on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad and Fernando Pacheco for Alaves. The odds on this contest have Real Sociedad priced at -197 and the Babazorros are at +635. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Real Sociedad played Getafe in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 1-0. Real Sociedad attempted 13 dribbles in this game and completed 11 of the tries for a percentage of 84.6%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 72.6% received passes rate by converting 310 of the 427 passing targets last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Real Sociedad finished the game at a 66.7% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 3 total shots. Real Sociedad averages 1.57 goals per 90 min (36 total goals) and have racked up 20 assists in all games for the year.
Alexander Isak is a player who should be able to impact this match for Real Sociedad. He has totaled 10 assists while accumulating 10 yellow cards thus far in his career. Isak has been a starter in 64 games thus far in his career and has 0.63 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Sweden has earned 41 goals scored in 5,830 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Portu, the forward representing Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times in his career while he has scored 52 goals. Portu has totaled 19,198 minutes during 218 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 35 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Real Sociedad will be Alejandro Remiro. Remiro has seen the field for 11,273 minutes and is sitting with 340 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.1 (136 goals given up) and he has a save % of 73.7%. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has had 467 shots attempted against him in 126 starts. Remiro (52-29-44 mark in his career) has accumulated 37 shutouts, which gives him a 29.4% clean sheet rate.
When they last played, Alaves went home defeated by a final of 5-1 against Barcelona. They wrapped up this contest by completing 236 out of their 311 passing attempts for a percentage of 75.9%. Alaves ended the game with a 90.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 11 dribbles they pursued. Alaves converted 2 shots attempted out of their 6 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 19 goals and 11 assists in all their contests, Alaves sports an average of 0.83 goals and 0.48 assists per 90 minutes.
Lucas Perez should be someone to watch for Alaves. He scores 0.37 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 206 matches in his career. The forward from Spain has played 18,322 professional minutes while scoring 75 goals. He has accounted for 34 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times. Make sure to watch out for Joselu, the forward born in Germany. He has scored 57 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 13 times. Joselu has been handed a total of 30 yellow cards in 16,224 minutes (173 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.32.
Fernando Pacheco will be looking after the net for Alaves. Pacheco has 73 clean sheets while seeing 972 shots attempted against him in 21,402 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of 72.7 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.5%. He has allowed 1.22 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 86-59-93. During his pro soccer career, Pacheco has surrendered 291 goals and has accumulated 703 saves in 239 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Alaves (+635)
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