Valencia vs Alaves Prediction, 4/24/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Alaves
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (+107) Alaves (+280)
Mestalla Stadium is the venue where Manu Vallejo and Valencia (8-11-13, 14th in La Liga) will take on Alaves (7-9-16, 16th in La Liga) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Jaume Domenech for Valencia and Fernando Pacheco for Alaves. Alaves are priced at +280 while the Ches are at +107. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Valencia faced Osasuna in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. Valencia attempted 8 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 5 of those tries for a rate of 62.5%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 81.5% received passes rate by connecting on 393 out of their 482 passing targets in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Valencia ended this match at a 50.0% rate by landing 5 shots on target of 10 total shots. Valencia sports an average of 1.19 g/90 (38 total goals) and have tallied 27 assists In all contests for the year.
Manu Vallejo is a player who can be a difference maker for Valencia. Vallejo has been a starter in 42 outings during his soccer career and he tallies 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Spain has 15 goals scored in 3,931 mins. He has totaled 3 assists while earning 4 yellow card warnings in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Carlos Soler, the midfielder representing Spain. Soler has been on the pitch for 10,808 mins during 122 starts and has been handed a total of 25 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 16 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 16 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.13 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Valencia is Jaume Domenech. Domenech has seen the field for a total of 6,364 mins and has earned 242 stops in his career. His GA/90 is 1.3 (92 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 73.6%. The goalkeeper from Spain has faced 330 shots attempted against him in 70 career starts. Domenech (22-23-25 record during his soccer career) has earned 18 shutouts, which leaves him with a 25.7% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Alaves took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Villarreal. They wrapped up this match by completing 236 out of their 258 passes they attempted for a rate of 91.5%. Alaves finished with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by completing 8 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. Alaves landed 4 shots tried out of 9 shots tried earning them a 44.4% rate in their last game. With a total of 26 goals and 14 assists in all their games, Alaves is averaging 0.81 goals and 0.44 assists per 90 min.
Joselu should provide a spark for Alaves. The forward who is from Germany has been on the field for 17,015 mins and has earned 60 goals. He has collected 30 yellow cards during his career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. He scores 0.32 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 182 outings during his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Lucas Perez, the forward representing Spain. He has earned 75 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 41 times. Perez has earned himself a total of 35 yellow card cautions in 18,696 mins (210 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.36.
Fernando Pacheco will be looking after the goal for Alaves. Pacheco has recorded 75 clean sheets and has defended 1,005 shots attempted against him in 22,212 career mins. He sports a save % of 72.4 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 30.2%. He has surrendered 1.24 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 88-61-98. So far in his career, Pacheco has surrendered 305 goals and has accumulated 722 stops in 248 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Valencia (+107)
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