Valencia vs Mallorca Prediction, 10/23/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Mallorca
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (-113) Mallorca (+306)
Maxi Gomez and Valencia (3-3-3, 10th in La Liga) host Mallorca (3-2-4, 13th in La Liga) at Mestalla Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Jasper Cillessen for Valencia and Manolo Reina for Mallorca. The moneyline on this contest has Valencia priced at -113 and the Pirates are at +306. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Valencia stepped onto the pitch against Barcelona in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. In the passing game, they earned a 84.0% received passes percentage by completing 299 out of their 356 pass attempts in their last match. Valencia attempted 14 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 9 of the tries for a percentage of 64.3%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Valencia walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 9 total shots. Valencia has an average of 1.33 goals per 90 minutes (12 total goals) and have tallied 7 assists in all matches this season.
Maxi Gomez is a guy who should impact this matchup for Valencia. He has 13 assists while tallying 41 yellow cards thus far in his career. Gomez has had a starting assignment in 176 matches so far in his career and accounts for 0.45 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Uruguay has racked up 77 goals scored in 15,472 minutes played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Manu Vallejo, the forward who is from Spain. He has helped a teammate on a goal 3 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 15 total goals. Vallejo has earned 4,076 mins in 43 starting assignments and has been given a total of 6 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.33 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Valencia will be Jasper Cillessen. Cillessen (93-50-36 record in his career) has earned 65 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 36.9% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from the Netherlands has had 751 shots attempted at him in 176 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.0 (177 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 77.6%. Cillessen has seen the pitch for a total of 15,928 minutes and has earned 581 stops in his career.
For their last game, Mallorca took a loss by a score of 1-0 against Real Sociedad. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 321 of the 384 passes they tried for a percentage of 83.6%. Mallorca had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 12 dribbles they pursued. Mallorca connected on 1 SoT out of their 7 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 14.3% rate in their last match. With a total of 7 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, Mallorca sports an average of 0.78 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 minutes.
Abdon Prats will need to be on top of his game for Mallorca. The forward who is from Spain has accumulated 5,599 minutes while scoring 22 goals. He has 11 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. He is currently averaging 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has started 49 matches so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Dani Rodriguez, the midfielder hailing from Spain. Rodriguez has earned himself 37 yellow cards in 12,918 mins (150 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.17. He has accumulated 24 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 15 times.
Manolo Reina is expected to look after the goal for Mallorca. Reina has totaled 95 shutouts while seeing 1,093 shots attempted against him in 26,357 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of 72.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.4%. He has surrendered 1.21 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 110-83-100. So far in his career, Reina has given up 353 goals and has accumulated 788 stops in 293 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Mallorca (+306)
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