Villarreal vs Celta Vigo Prediction, 5/9/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Celta Vigo
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (-141) Celta Vigo (+377)
Iago Aspas and Celta de Vigo (11-11-12, 9th in La Liga) travel to Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday where they'll take on Villarreal (13-13-8, 6th in La Liga). The goalies protecting the net will be Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Ivan Villar for Celta de Vigo. Villarreal are priced -141 while the Celtics are at +377. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Villarreal played Getafe in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 84.0% passes received rate by converting 467 of the 556 pass targets last match. Villarreal tried 26 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 17 of the tries for a percentage of 65.4%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Villarreal wrapped this game up at a 75.0% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 4 total shots. Villarreal averages 1.41 goals per 90 minutes (48 total goals) and are sitting with 27 assists In all contests this year.
Gerard Moreno is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Villarreal. Moreno has been given a starting assignment in 231 matches in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.45 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Spain has 104 goals scored in 20,601 professional minutes. He has 26 assists while accumulating 28 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Dani Parejo, the midfielder representing Spain. Parejo has totaled 30,961 minutes in 350 starts and has earned himself a total of 100 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 57 times in his career while scoring 67 total goals. He scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Villarreal is Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo has defended the goal for a total of 25,747 minutes and has accumulated 876 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.2 (341 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 72.8%. The keeper born in Spain has seen 1,195 shots tried against him in 288 starts. Asenjo (111-79-97 mark during his career) has tallied 91 shutouts, which gives him a 31.6% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, Celta Vigo earned three points by winning 2-0 against Levante. Celta Vigo finished with a 28.6% successful dribble rate by connecting on 2 out of the 7 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 342 of the 421 passing attempts earning a rate of 81.2%. Celta Vigo converted 5 shots attempted out of 8 shots attempted earning them a 62.5% rate in their last match. With a total of 46 goals and 34 assists in all matches, Celta Vigo is averaging 1.35 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Iago Aspas will be someone to watch for Celta Vigo. He currently averages 0.56 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 262 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Spain has totaled 23,072 minutes and has scored 143 goals. He has tallied 67 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 51 times. You should also watch out for Nolito, the forward who represents Spain. Nolito has earned himself 57 yellow card warnings in 19,809 minutes played (220 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.39. He has tallied 86 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 54 different times.
Ivan Villar will be residing in front of the goal for Celta Vigo. Villar has accumulated 5 clean sheets and has defended 71 shots against him in 1,791 minutes in his career. He sports a save % of 60.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.3%. He has conceded 1.61 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 4-6-9. In his pro soccer career, Villar has allowed 32 goals while totaling 42 saves in 19 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Celta Vigo (+377)
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