Real Sociedad vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction, 8/22/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Sociedad vs Rayo Vallecano
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastián, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Real Sociedad (-227) Rayo Vallecano (+500)
Alexander Isak and Real Sociedad (0-0-1, 18th in La Liga) play Rayo Vallecano (0-0-1, 20th in La Liga) at Anoeta Stadium on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad and Stole Dimitrievski for Rayo Vallecano. Rayo Vallecano are priced at +500 while the Whites and Blues are at -227. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Real Sociedad took the field against Barcelona in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-2. Real Sociedad attempted 22 dribbles in this matchup and completed 17 of those attempts for a rate of 77.3%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 86.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 274 out of their 317 pass attempts in their last outing.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Real Sociedad wrapped this game up at a 27.3% rate by putting 3 SoT out of 11 total shots.
Alexander Isak is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Real Sociedad. Isak has been a starter in 79 contests during his soccer career and has 0.64 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Sweden has accumulated 49 goals in 6,927 minutes played. He has totaled 10 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card warnings during his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Portu, the forward born in Spain. He has helped on a goal 27 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 55 goals. Portu has totaled 20,095 mins in 228 career starts and has earned himself 37 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Real Sociedad is Alejandro Remiro. Remiro (59-32-50 record in his career) has earned 42 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.6% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Spain has had 521 shots tried against him in 142 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.1 (158 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 72.4%. Remiro has defended the goal for a total of 12,713 mins and has accumulated 374 stops so far in his career.
When they last played, Rayo Vallecano took a loss by a final score of 3-0 against Sevilla. Rayo Vallecano earned a 58.3% successful dribble rate by completing 7 of the 12 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 176 out of their 213 passing attempts earning a rate of 82.6%. Rayo Vallecano landed 3 shots attempted out of 4 shots attempted which gave them a 75.0% clip in their last match.
Oscar Trejo will need to be on top of his game for Rayo Vallecano. The forward from Argentina has earned 30,612 professional minutes and has earned 59 goals. He has accumulated 96 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 44 times. He scores 0.17 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 357 games during his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Andres Martin, the forward representing Spain. Martin has been handed a total of 9 yellow cards in 4,970 minutes played (51 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.22. He has accumulated 12 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 times.
Stole Dimitrievski is expected to look after the net for Rayo Vallecano. So far in his career, Dimitrievski has allowed 158 goals while totaling 367 stops in 130 starting assignments. He has given up 1.21 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 45-37-48. He is the owner of a save percentage of 73.1 and his shutout rate is 27.7%. Dimitrievski has tallied 36 shutouts and has seen 506 shots attempted against him in 11,744 career mins.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rayo Vallecano (+500)
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