Valencia vs Osasuna Prediction, 1/21/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Osasuna
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (+125) Osasuna (+240)
Maxi Gomez and Valencia (4-7-7, 14th in La Liga) play Osasuna (3-6-9, 19th in La Liga) at Mestalla Stadium on Thursday. The goalies protecting the net will be Jaume Domenech for Valencia and Sergio Herrera for Osasuna. Valencia are priced +125 while the Reds are at +240. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Valencia faced off with Valladolid in their last game and notched a win by a score of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 81.5% received passes percentage by connecting on 432 of the 530 passing attempts last contest. Valencia tried 13 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 7 of the tries for a percentage of 53.8%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Valencia finished at a 35.3% clip by hitting 6 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Valencia is averaging 1.28 goals per 90 (23 goals in total) and have accounted for 15 assists in all games for the season.
Maxi Gomez is a player who should impact this matchup for Valencia. He has totaled 11 assists while earning 34 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Gomez has been in the starting lineup in 152 games during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.50 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Uruguay has recorded 74 goals in 13,400 professional minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Carlos Soler, the midfielder representing Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 14 goals. Soler has been on the field for 9,788 mins in 110 starting assignments and has been given a total of 23 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.13 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Valencia is Jaume Domenech. Domenech (21-19-21 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 17 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Spain has faced 291 shots tried at him in 61 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.23 (76 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .753. Domenech has been on the pitch for 5,554 minutes and has earned 218 stops so far in his career.
In their last game, Osasuna took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Granada. Osasuna earned a 85.7% successful dribble rate by converting 6 of the 7 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 322 out of their 415 pass attempts earning a percentage of 77.6%. Osasuna had 3 shots attempted out of the team's 15 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 20.0% clip in their last outing. With a total of 15 goals and 12 assists in all matches, Osasuna averages 0.83 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 min.
Ante Budimir will be someone to watch for Osasuna. He sports an average of 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 214 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Bosnia has earned 19,263 minutes and has scored 83 goals. He has earned 59 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 19 times. You should also keep an eye on Ruben Garcia, the forward hailing from Spain. Garcia has been handed a total of 33 yellow card cautions in 17,138 mins played (193 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.18. He has accounted for 34 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 29 different times.
Sergio Herrera will reside in front of the goal for Osasuna. Herrera has racked up 46 shutouts while defending 394 shots attempted against him in 10,692 mins in his career. He holds a save percentage of .721 and his shutout rate is 39.0%. He has allowed 1.04 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 44-37-37. So far in his career, Herrera has conceded 124 goals while tallying 279 saves in 118 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Valencia (+125)
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