Valencia vs Celta Vigo Prediction, 2/20/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Celta Vigo
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (+142) Celta Vigo (+218)
Iago Aspas and Celta de Vigo (7-8-8, 9th in La Liga) travel to Mestalla Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Valencia (5-9-9, 13th in La Liga). The starting goalkeepers will be Jaume Domenech for Valencia and Ruben Blanco for Celta de Vigo. Valencia are priced +142 while the Celtics are at +218. The total is set at 2.25.
Valencia stepped onto the pitch against Real Madrid in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 2-0. Valencia tried 12 dribbles in this game and converted 6 of those dribbles for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 87.7% received passes rate by converting 379 of the 432 targeted passes in their last outing. Concerning shot accuracy, Valencia walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% clip by putting 1 shot on target out of 4 total shots. Valencia averages 1.13 goals per 90 min (26 goals in total) and have accumulated 18 assists in all games for the year.
Carlos Soler is a player who should be able to impact this game for Valencia. Soler has been given a starting assignment in 115 outings during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.12 G/90. The midfielder representing Spain has totaled 14 goals in 10,211 minutes played. He has 16 assists while accumulating 24 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Maxi Gomez, the forward born in Uruguay. Gomez has played 13,842 mins during 157 starting assignments and has been given a total of 34 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 11 times in his career while he has scored 74 goals. He is averaging 0.48 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Valencia is Jaume Domenech. Domenech (22-21-23 record in his career) has accumulated 18 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 27.3% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Spain has seen 311 shots sent his way in 66 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.2 (83 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 74.6. Domenech has played for a total of 6,004 minutes and is sitting with 232 stops during his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Celta Vigo went home victorious with a score of 3-1 against Elche. They wrapped up this contest by converting 350 of the 431 passes they attempted earning a rate of 81.2%. Celta Vigo earned a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 10 dribbles they attempted. Celta Vigo converted 6 shots tried out of 8 shots tried which gave them a 75.0% clip when they last took the field. With 29 goals and 19 assists in all competitions, Celta Vigo averages 1.26 goals and 0.83 assists per 90.
Iago Aspas will be counted on for Celta Vigo. He currently averages 0.56 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 252 matches so far in his career. The forward from Spain has been on the field for 22,201 minutes while scoring 139 goals. He has 64 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped on a goal 46 times. You should also keep an eye on Brais Mendez, the midfielder born in Spain. Mendez has been handed a total of 14 yellow card warnings in 6,264 minutes played (70 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.17. He has accounted for 12 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 11 times.
Ruben Blanco will be looking after the goal for Celta Vigo. Blanco has totaled 31 shutouts while seeing 466 shots attempted against him in 10,475 mins in his career. He holds a save % of 68.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.7%. He has conceded 1.43 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 42-33-43. Thus far in his career, Blanco has allowed 167 goals and has racked up 311 saves in 116 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Valencia (+142)
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