Sevilla vs Espanyol Prediction, 9/25/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sevilla vs Espanyol
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Sevilla (-148) Espanyol (+476)
Erik Lamela and Sevilla (3-2-0, 3rd in La Liga) host Espanyol (1-3-2, 13th in La Liga) at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalies will be Bono for Sevilla and Diego Lopez for Espanyol. Sevilla are priced -148 while the Budgerigars are at +476. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Sevilla faced Valencia in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 3-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 84.7% passes received percentage by completing 377 out of their 445 passing attempts in their last outing. Sevilla tried 14 dribbles in this match and completed 9 of those attempts for a rate of 64.3%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Sevilla finished the game at a 45.5% clip by landing 5 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Sevilla averages 1.60 goals per 90 minutes (8 total goals) and have tallied 5 assists In all contests this year.
Erik Lamela is a player who can be a difference maker for Sevilla. Lamela has been a starter in 150 matchups during his soccer career and he tallies 0.25 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Argentina has earned 39 goals scored in 14,079 minutes played. He has 36 assists while accumulating 42 yellow cards in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Lucas Ocampos, the forward born in Argentina. Ocampos has accumulated 16,281 mins during 173 starts and has been given a total of 45 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 24 times in his career while he has scored 48 goals. He currently averages 0.27 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Sevilla is Bono. Bono has been on the field for 14,363 mins and is sitting with 496 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.2 (184 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 74.7%. The keeper from Canada has faced 661 shots sent in his direction in 160 career starting assignments. Bono (73-38-49 mark in his career) has 57 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 35.6% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Espanyol got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Alaves. Espanyol finished the match with a 57.9% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 370 of the 450 passes they tried for a percentage of 82.2%. Espanyol converted 2 shots attempted out of the team's 10 shots attempted earning them a 20.0% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 4 goals and 2 assists in all competitions, Espanyol sports an average of 0.67 goals and 0.33 assists per 90 min.
Javi Puado will need to provide a lift for Espanyol. The midfielder born in Spain has 4,686 mins while scoring 16 goals. He has 6 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times. He currently averages 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 52 games in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Raul De Tomas, the forward representing Spain. Tomas has been handed a total of 38 yellow card warnings in 14,982 professional minutes (170 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.56. He has totaled 94 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 14 different times.
Diego Lopez will be looking after the goal for Espanyol. During his pro soccer career, Lopez has conceded 530 goals and has 1,285 stops in 434 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 186-108-134. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.5 and his shutout rate sits at 29.0%. Lopez has racked up 126 clean sheets while defending 1,794 shots attempted against him in 38,769 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sevilla (-148)
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