Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, 5/2/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Sevilla (-129) Athletic Bilbao (+370)
Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium is the site where Youssef En-Nesyri and Sevilla (22-4-7, 4th in La Liga) will take on Athletic Bilbao (10-11-11, 10th in La Liga) on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be Bono for Sevilla and Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao are priced at +370 while the Palanganas are at -129. The total is set at 2.25.
Sevilla faced off with Granada in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. Sevilla attempted 16 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 10 of those attempts for a rate of 62.5%. In the passing game, they earned a 83.2% received passes rate by converting 484 out of their 582 pass attempts last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Sevilla wrapped this game up at a 44.4% clip by hitting 4 shots on target of 9 total shots. Sevilla averages 1.45 goals per 90 min (48 goals in total) and have tallied 33 assists in all games for this campaign.
Youssef En-Nesyri is a player who can be a difference maker for Sevilla. He has totaled 5 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. En-Nesyri has had a starting assignment in 80 contests so far in his career and scores 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Morocco has 39 goals in 8,217 minutes. One more guy who could decide who wins is Luuk De Jong, the forward representing Switzerland. He has assisted on a goal 59 times in his career while scoring 150 total goals. Jong has earned 25,843 mins during 290 starts and has been handed a total of 27 yellow cards. He scores 0.52 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Sevilla will be Bono. Bono has seen the field for a total of 13,643 minutes and is sitting with 479 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.2 (175 goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 75.1%. The goalie hailing from Canada has had 635 shots attempted at him in 152 career starts. Bono (70-35-47 record in his career) has 54 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 35.5% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Athletic Bilbao went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Atlético Madrid. Athletic Bilbao earned a 61.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 278 of the 355 pass attempts earning a rate of 78.3%. Athletic Bilbao had 3 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted which gave them a 27.3% rate in their last match. Having a total of 38 goals and 27 assists in all their games, Athletic Bilbao has an average of 1.19 goals and 0.84 assists per 90 min.
Alex Berenguer should provide a spark for Athletic Bilbao. The midfielder hailing from Spain has accumulated 10,833 mins and he has scored 21 goals. He has tallied 26 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 21 times. He is currently averaging 0.17 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 116 games in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Inaki Williams, the forward hailing from Spain. He has accounted for 44 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 24 times. Williams has been given 18 yellow cards in 16,682 mins (194 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.24.
Unai Simon will look after the goal for Athletic Bilbao. Simon has 20 clean sheets while he has seen 219 shots against him in 6,501 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 70.8 and his shutout rate sits at 27.4%. He has surrendered 1.05 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 24-24-25. Thus far in his career, Simon has conceded 76 goals and has accumulated 155 saves in 73 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (+370)
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