Villarreal vs Betis Prediction, 10/3/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Betis
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (+108) Betis (+243)
Boulaye Dia and Villarreal (1-5-0, 11th in La Liga) play Real Betis (3-3-1, 7th in La Liga) at Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Geronimo Rulli for Villarreal and Claudio Bravo for Real Betis. Villarreal are priced +108 while the Green and Whites are at +243. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Villarreal faced off with Real Madrid in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. Villarreal attempted 14 dribbles in this contest and completed 11 of the attempts for a rate of 78.6%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 95.3% received passes rate by connecting on 510 of the 535 passing attempts last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Villarreal finished the game at a 33.3% clip by hitting 2 SoT of 6 total shots. Villarreal sports an average of 1.00 goals per 90 min (6 total goals) and have earned 5 assists in all games this season.
Boulaye Dia is a player who can be a difference maker for Villarreal. He has totaled 3 assists while earning 5 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Dia has been given a starting assignment in 68 games in his career and has 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Senegal has earned 24 goals scored in 5,836 minutes.
Someone else who should impact this game is Gerard Moreno, the forward representing Spain. Moreno has totaled 21,158 mins in 237 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 30 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 107 total goals. He scores 0.46 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Villarreal is Geronimo Rulli. Geronimo Rulli (70-50-60 record in his career) has earned 53 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.3% clean sheet rate. The keeper born in Argentina has faced 741 shots sent his way in 181 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.3 (236 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 69.9%. Geronimo Rulli has seen the field for 16,241 minutes and is sitting with 518 stops thus far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Betis took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Getafe. They wrapped up this match by converting 397 out of their 481 passes they tried earning a percentage of 82.5%. Betis ended the game with a 48.3% successful dribble rate by converting 14 of the 29 dribbles they attempted. Betis converted 5 shots attempted out of their 20 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 10 goals and 8 assists in all matches, Betis is averaging 1.43 goals and 1.14 assists per 90.
Sergio Canales will need to provide a lift for Betis. The forward representing Spain has earned 20,193 mins while he has scored 41 goals. He has collected 37 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 38 times. He is currently averaging 0.18 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 224 games thus far in his career. You should also watch out for Borja Iglesias, the forward representing Spain. Iglesias has been given 18 yellow card warnings in 10,195 mins played (114 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.47. He has accounted for 53 goals during his career while helping on a goal 11 times.
Claudio Bravo is expected to look after the net for Betis. In his pro soccer career, Bravo has conceded 395 goals and has racked up 1,051 stops in 349 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.13 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 174-80-94. He has earned a save % of 72.9 and his clean sheet rate is 35.5%. Bravo has tallied 124 clean sheets and has defended 1,442 shots tried against him in 31,424 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Betis (+243)
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