Valladolid vs Villarreal Prediction, 5/13/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Valladolid vs Villarreal
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla in Valladolid, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Valladolid (+240) Villarreal (+145)
Dani Parejo and Villarreal (13-13-9, 6th in La Liga) are headed to Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla on Thursday where they'll meet Valladolid (5-16-14, 17th in La Liga). The expected starting goaltenders will be Jordi Masip for Valladolid and Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal. Villarreal are priced at +145 while the White and Violets are at +240. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Valladolid played Valencia in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 85.2% passes received rate by completing 476 out of their 559 passing attempts last match. Valladolid tried 10 dribbles in this matchup and completed 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Valladolid wrapped this game up at a 10.5% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 19 total shots. Valladolid sports an average of 0.91 goals per 90 minutes (32 total goals) and have tallied 19 assists in all games this year.
Shon Weissman is a player who can be a difference maker for Valladolid. Weissman has been given a starting assignment in 52 contests during his career while scoring 0.71 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Israel has totaled 36 goals scored in 4,548 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 6 assists while tallying 7 yellow card cautions in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Maranhao, the forward who is from Brazil. He has assisted on a goal 3 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 15 total goals. Maranhao has totaled 4,131 minutes in 45 career starting assignments and has been handed 5 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.33 G/90 so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Valladolid will be Jordi Masip. Masip has seen the pitch for 19,080 mins and has 589 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.3 (272 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 70.7%. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has seen 847 shots attempted against him in 212 starts. Masip (73-63-76 record in his career) has accumulated 49 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.1% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the field, Villarreal walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-2 against Celta Vigo. Villarreal finished with a 68.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 17 of the 25 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by completing 469 out of their 509 pass attempts for a rate of 92.1%. Villarreal had 7 shots attempted out of their 16 shots attempted earning them a 43.8% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 50 goals and 28 assists for all their games, Villarreal sports an average of 1.43 goals and 0.80 assists per 90.
Dani Parejo should be someone to watch for Villarreal. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 351 matches so far in his career. The midfielder representing Spain has totaled 31,026 professional minutes and has earned 67 goals. He has accounted for 100 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 57 times. You should also keep an eye on Gerard Moreno, the forward representing Spain. Moreno has been handed a total of 28 yellow card cautions in 20,638 minutes (231 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.46. He has earned 105 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 26 different times.
Sergio Asenjo will reside in front of the net for Villarreal. Asenjo has recorded 91 shutouts while defending 1,199 shots attempted against him in 25,837 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 72.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently 31.5%. He has surrendered 1.20 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 111-79-98. During his professional soccer career, Asenjo has given up 345 goals and has racked up 878 stops in 289 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Villarreal (+145)
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