Villarreal vs Barcelona Prediction, 4/25/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Barcelona
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (+322) Barcelona (-121)
Gerard Moreno and Villarreal (12-13-7, 6th in La Liga) host Barcelona (20-5-5, 4th in La Liga) at Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Marc-Andre ter Stegen for Barcelona. Villarreal are priced +322 while the Blaugrana are at -121. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Villarreal stepped onto the pitch against Alaves in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. Villarreal attempted 12 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 5 of those attempts for a rate of 41.7%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 88.1% rate by connecting on 561 of the 637 passing attempts last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Villarreal finished at a 40.0% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 10 total shots. Villarreal averages 1.44 goals per 90 (46 total goals) and are sitting with 26 assists in all matches this year.
Gerard Moreno is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Villarreal. He has totaled 26 assists while earning 28 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Moreno has had a starting assignment in 230 matches so far in his career and he accounts for 0.46 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Spain has tallied 104 goals in 20,482 mins. Someone else who should impact this game is Dani Parejo, the midfielder representing Spain. Parejo has been on the pitch for 30,810 minutes during 348 career starts and has been handed a total of 100 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 57 times so far in his career while scoring 67 goals. He scores 0.20 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Villarreal will be Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo has seen the field for a total of 25,567 mins and has 870 stops in his career. His GA/90 is 1.2 (339 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 72.8%. The keeper hailing from Spain has faced 1,187 shots attempted at him in 286 career starts. Asenjo (110-79-96 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 90 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 31.5% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Barcelona went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Real Madrid. Barcelona earned a 69.6% successful dribble rate by completing 16 out of the 23 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by completing 666 out of their 724 passes they tried earning a rate of 92.0%. Barcelona converted 4 shots attempted out of 18 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 22.2% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 65 goals and 45 assists in all their contests, Barcelona is averaging 2.17 goals and 1.50 assists per 90.
Lionel Messi will be someone to watch for Barcelona. He scores 1.01 G/90 and has started 457 games in his career. The forward who is from Argentina has accumulated 41,457 minutes while earning 467 goals. He has collected 50 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 192 times. Make sure to watch out for Antoine Griezmann, the forward born in France. Griezmann has been handed a total of 61 yellow cards in 32,232 professional minutes played (378 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.44. He has tallied 157 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 57 different times.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will look after the goal for Barcelona. During his professional soccer career, Stegen has surrendered 273 goals and has totaled 855 saves in 282 starts. He has given up 0.97 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 175-60-47. He holds a save % of 76.5 and his clean sheet rate sits at 39.0%. Stegen has recorded 110 shutouts while defending 1,117 shots against him in 25,369 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Barcelona (-121)
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