Valencia vs Villarreal Prediction, 10/30/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Villarreal
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (+177) Villarreal (+152)
Etienne Capoue and Villarreal (2-6-2, 13th in La Liga) are headed to Mestalla Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Valencia (3-4-4, 11th in La Liga). The starting goaltenders will be Jasper Cillessen for Valencia and Geronimo Rulli for Villarreal. The moneyline on this game has Valencia priced at +177 and the Submarino Amarillos are at +152. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Valencia faced off with Betis in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 4-1. Valencia attempted 16 dribbles in this match and completed 9 of the dribbles for a percentage of 56.3%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 81.3% received passes rate by connecting on 182 of the 224 targeted passes last contest.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Valencia wrapped this game up at a 40.0% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 10 total shots. Valencia averages 1.36 goals per 90 min (15 goals in total) and have accounted for 9 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Manu Vallejo is a player who can be a difference maker for Valencia. Vallejo has been in the starting lineup in 43 outings so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Spain has recorded 15 goals in 4,119 mins. He has 3 assists while tallying 8 yellow cards during his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Maxi Gomez, the forward representing Uruguay. Gomez has 15,517 minutes in 177 career starting assignments and has been given 42 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times so far in his career while scoring 77 total goals. He averages 0.45 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Valencia is Jasper Cillessen. Cillessen has seen the pitch for a total of 16,108 minutes and has accumulated 588 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.0 (183 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 77.3%. The goalie hailing from the Netherlands has faced 763 shots attempted against him in 178 starting assignments. Cillessen (93-51-37 mark in his career) has totaled 65 shutouts, which has earned him a 36.5% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Villarreal were able to avoid a loss with a score of 3-3 against Cadiz. Villarreal finished with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 597 out of their 667 passes they tried for a percentage of 89.5%. Villarreal converted 5 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted giving them a 35.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 13 goals and 12 assists in all their games, Villarreal has an average of 1.30 goals and 1.20 assists per 90 min.
Etienne Capoue will need to provide a spark for Villarreal. The midfielder born in France has totaled 32,025 minutes while scoring 24 goals. He has accumulated 98 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times. He has an average of 0.07 G/90 and has started 364 outings in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Manu Trigueros, the midfielder who represents Spain. He has earned 24 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 26 different times. Trigueros has been given a total of 57 yellow cards in 22,772 minutes played (259 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.09.
Geronimo Rulli will be looking after the net for Villarreal. Geronimo Rulli has totaled 54 clean sheets while defending 741 shots tried against him in 16,511 minutes in his career. He is the owner of a save % of 69.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.3%. He has surrendered 1.31 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 71-50-62. So far in his pro soccer career, Geronimo Rulli has given up 240 goals while totaling 520 stops in 184 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Valencia (+177)
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