Villarreal vs Betis Prediction, 2/14/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Betis
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (-143) Betis (+360)
Estadio de la Cerámica is the site where Gerard Moreno and Villarreal (8-12-2, 5th in La Liga) will play Real Betis (9-3-10, 7th in La Liga) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Joel Robles for Real Betis. Real Betis are priced at +360 while the Submarino Amarillos are at -143. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Villarreal took the field against Elche in their most recent match and finished with a draw by a score of 2-2. Villarreal attempted 19 dribbles in this matchup and completed 14 of those tries for a rate of 73.7%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 87.2% received passes rate by converting 503 out of their 577 pass targets in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, Villarreal ended this match at a 36.4% rate by landing 4 SoT of 11 shots. Villarreal is averaging 1.41 goals per 90 (31 goals in total) and have 19 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Gerard Moreno is a player who can be a difference maker for Villarreal. Moreno has been given a starting assignment in 221 contests in his career and has 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Spain has 96 goals in 19,674 minutes played. He has 23 assists while earning 28 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Dani Parejo, the midfielder born in Spain. He has assisted on a goal 55 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 67 goals. Parejo has totaled 29,956 minutes during 338 starting assignments and has been given 98 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.20 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Villarreal will be Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo has defended the goal for a total of 24,757 mins and has tallied 841 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.19 (327 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .728. The goalie hailing from Spain has seen 1,148 shots tried against him in 277 career starting assignments. Asenjo (106-78-92 mark in his career) has totaled 89 shutouts, which leaves him with a 32.1% clean sheet percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Betis took a defeat with a final score of 3-2 against Barcelona. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 349 of the 422 passing tries for a rate of 82.7%. Betis had a 46.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 out of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Betis converted 5 shots attempted out of the team's 8 shots attempted earning them a 62.5% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 29 goals and 23 assists in all competitions, Betis averages 1.32 goals and 1.05 assists per 90 min.
Cristian Tello should provide solid play for Betis. He sports an average of 0.30 goals per 90 minutes and has started 137 games during his career. The forward born in Spain has totaled 14,055 professional minutes while he has scored 47 goals. He has collected 12 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times. Be sure to watch out for Sergio Canales, the forward born in Spain. Canales has earned himself 34 yellow cards in 18,451 minutes played (204 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.19. He has scored 39 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 35 different times.
Joel Robles is expected to look after the net for Betis. Robles has recorded 30 shutouts and defended 477 shots against him in 10,304 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of .679 and his shutout rate sits at 26.5%. He has surrendered 1.48 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 42-28-46. Thus far in his career, Robles has allowed 170 goals and has racked up 323 stops in 113 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Betis (+360)
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