Valencia vs Eibar Prediction, 5/16/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Eibar
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (+100) Eibar (+274)
Manu Vallejo and Valencia (9-12-15, 14th in La Liga) play Eibar (6-11-18, 20th in La Liga) at Mestalla Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Jasper Cillessen for Valencia and Marko Dmitrovic for Eibar. Valencia are priced +100 while the Gunsmiths are at +274. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Valencia faced off with Sevilla in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they earned a 87.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 341 of the 390 targeted passes in their last game. Valencia attempted 15 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 53.3%. Concerning shot accuracy, Valencia ended this match at a 33.3% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 6 shots. Valencia averages 1.22 goals per 90 min (44 total goals) and have earned 32 assists in all contests for the season.
Manu Vallejo is a player who should impact this matchup for Valencia. Vallejo has started 43 outings in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.34 G/90. The forward hailing from Spain has 15 goals scored in 4,013 professional minutes played. He has 3 assists while tallying 5 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Carlos Soler, the midfielder hailing from Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times in his career and he has scored 17 total goals. Soler has been on the pitch for 11,163 mins in 126 career starts and has earned himself 27 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.14 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Valencia will be Jasper Cillessen. Cillessen has seen the field for a total of 15,478 mins and has accumulated 560 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.0 (172 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of 77.4%. The goalkeeper born in the Netherlands has faced 725 shots attempted against him in 171 career starts. Cillessen (92-47-35 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 64 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 37.4% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Eibar got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Getafe. Eibar had a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 4 of the 7 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by completing 307 out of their 413 passing attempts for a percentage of 74.3%. Eibar had 2 shots tried out of 6 shots tried which had them sitting at a 33.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 27 goals and 18 assists in all competitions, Eibar sports an average of 0.77 goals and 0.51 assists per 90 minutes.
Esteban Burgos will need to provide a lift for Eibar. The defender representing Argentina has played 10,259 mins while scoring 12 goals. He has accumulated 42 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 2 times. He currently averages 0.11 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 113 matches so far in his career. You should also watch out for Kike, the forward representing Spain. Kike has earned himself 33 yellow cards in 19,896 professional minutes played (226 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.36. He has tallied 80 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 21 different times.
Marko Dmitrovic will look after the goal for Eibar. Dmitrovic has recorded 66 shutouts while seeing 774 shots tried against him in 20,050 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 66.4 and his clean sheet rate is 29.6%. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 70-55-97. In his pro soccer career, Dmitrovic has surrendered 278 goals and has accumulated 513 stops in 223 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Eibar (+274)
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