Valencia vs Valladolid Prediction, 5/9/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Valladolid
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (-107) Valladolid (+298)
Manu Vallejo and Valencia (8-12-14, 14th in La Liga) play Valladolid (5-16-13, 17th in La Liga) at Mestalla Stadium on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Jasper Cillessen for Valencia and Jordi Masip for Valladolid. Valencia are priced -107 while the White and Violets are at +298. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Valencia faced off with Barcelona in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 3-2. Valencia attempted 3 dribbles in this matchup and completed 1 of those dribbles for a rate of 33.3%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 82.9% passes received percentage by completing 301 out of their 363 passing attempts last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Valencia ended this match at a 44.4% rate by landing 4 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Valencia has an average of 1.21 goals per 90 minutes (41 goals in total) and have tallied 29 assists in all matches this season.
Manu Vallejo is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Valencia. Vallejo has been in the starting lineup in 42 matches so far in his career while scoring 0.34 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Spain has earned 15 goals scored in 3,945 professional minutes played. He has totaled 3 assists while earning 5 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Carlos Soler, the midfielder born in Spain. Soler has played 10,988 minutes in 124 starts and has been handed 26 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times in his career while he has scored 17 goals. He currently averages 0.14 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Valencia is Jasper Cillessen. Cillessen has seen the field for a total of 15,298 minutes and has tallied 555 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.0 (171 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 77.3%. The goalkeeper hailing from the Netherlands has faced 719 shots attempted at him in 169 career starts. Cillessen (91-47-34 record during his career) has recorded 63 shutouts, which has earned him a 37.3% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Valladolid weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Betis. Valladolid ended the game with a 33.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 of the 24 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 326 of the 393 passing tries for a rate of 83.0%. Valladolid landed 2 shots attempted out of their 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 20.0% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 32 goals and 19 assists in all competitions, Valladolid has an average of 0.94 goals and 0.56 assists per 90 minutes.
Maranhao will be someone to watch for Valladolid. The forward representing Brazil has earned 4,098 mins and he has scored 15 goals. He has earned 5 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 3 times. He sports an average of 0.33 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 45 matches during his soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Shon Weissman, the forward born in Israel. He has earned 36 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 6 times. Weissman has been handed a total of 7 yellow card cautions in 4,458 professional minutes played (51 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.73.
Jordi Masip will be residing in front of the goal for Valladolid. Masip has totaled 49 shutouts while defending 844 shots tried against him in 18,990 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.0 and his shutout rate is currently 23.2%. He has surrendered 1.27 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 73-63-75. In his career, Masip has conceded 269 goals and has racked up 589 stops in 211 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Valencia (-107)
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