Valencia vs Villarreal Prediction, 3/5/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valencia vs Villarreal
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Valencia (+200) Villarreal (+138)
Carlos Soler and Valencia (6-9-10, 14th in La Liga) host Villarreal (8-13-4, 7th in La Liga) at Mestalla Stadium on Friday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Jaume Domenech for Valencia and Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal. Villarreal are priced at +138 while the Ches are at +200. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Valencia stepped onto the pitch against Getafe in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 3-0. In the passing game, they ended with a 72.7% passes received rate by connecting on 287 of the 395 passing attempts in their last match. Valencia tried 10 dribbles in this contest and converted 6 of the tries for a percentage of 60.0%. Valencia averages 1.12 g/90 (28 total goals) and are sitting with 20 assists in all competitions this year.
Carlos Soler is a guy who should impact this matchup for Valencia. He has 16 assists while accumulating 24 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Soler has had a starting assignment in 117 contests in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.12 G/90. The midfielder who is from Spain has accumulated 14 goals in 10,381 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Maxi Gomez, the forward representing Uruguay. Gomez has been on the pitch for 14,012 mins during 159 career starts and has earned himself a total of 34 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 11 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 74 total goals. He currently averages 0.48 G/90 during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Valencia is Jaume Domenech. Domenech has been on the field for 6,004 minutes and is sitting with 232 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.2 (83 total goals given up) and his save percentage is 74.6%. The goalie from Spain has seen 311 shots tried at him in 66 career starts. Domenech (22-21-23 mark during his career) has accumulated 18 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.3% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Villarreal took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Atlético Madrid. They wrapped up this outing by completing 550 out of their 632 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 87.0%. Villarreal earned a 44.7% successful dribble rate by converting 17 out of the 38 dribbles they tried. Villarreal had 6 shots tried out of the team's 19 shots tried which gave them a 31.6% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 33 goals and 19 assists for all their matches, Villarreal averages 1.32 goals and 0.76 assists per 90.
Dani Parejo should provide a lift for Villarreal. He is averaging 0.20 G/90 and has been a starter in 341 contests in his career. The midfielder representing Spain has played 30,226 minutes while scoring 67 goals. He has totaled 99 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 55 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Gerard Moreno, the forward born in Spain. He has accumulated 98 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 23 times. Moreno has been handed a total of 28 yellow card cautions in 19,944 mins (224 starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.44.
Sergio Asenjo will reside in front of the goal for Villarreal. In his career, Asenjo has conceded 332 goals and has totaled 854 saves in 280 starts. He has surrendered 1.19 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 106-79-94. He sports a save % of 72.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently 31.8%. Asenjo has 89 clean sheets and has defended 1,165 shots tried against him in 25,027 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Valencia (+200)
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