Villarreal vs Granada Prediction, 1/20/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Granada
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (-156) Granada (+350)
Roberto Soldado and Granada (8-3-7, 7th in La Liga) are headed to Estadio de la Cerámica on Wednesday where they'll take on Villarreal (8-8-2, 4th in La Liga). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Rui Silva for Granada. Villarreal are priced -156 while the Nazaríes are at +350. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Villarreal faced off with Celta Vigo in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 4-0. Villarreal tried 32 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 25 of the dribbles for a percentage of 78.1%. In the passing game, they ended with a 88.1% rate by connecting on 420 out of their 477 passing targets last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Villarreal finished the game at a 37.5% rate by putting 6 shots on target out of 16 shots. Villarreal has an average of 1.44 goals per 90 minutes (26 goals in total) and have accumulated 16 assists in all contests this season.
Samuel Chukwueze is a player who should be able to impact this match for Villarreal. Chukwueze has had a starting assignment in 45 matchups in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.18 G/90. The forward hailing from Nigeria has racked up 9 goals scored in 4,461 minutes played. He has 6 assists while accumulating 4 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Gerard Moreno, the forward who is from Spain. Moreno has accumulated 19,625 mins in 220 starting assignments and has been given 28 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 23 times thus far in his career while he has scored 94 goals. He averages 0.43 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Villarreal is Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo has seen the pitch for 24,397 mins and has accumulated 838 saves during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.19 (322 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .731. The goalkeeper born in Spain has seen 1,140 shots tried at him in 273 career starts. Asenjo (106-74-92 mark during his career) has recorded 88 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.2% shutout rate.
For their last outing, Granada walked away with a victory by a final of 2-0 against Osasuna. Granada earned a 60.0% successful dribble rate by completing 3 out of the 5 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 181 out of their 300 passes they attempted for a percentage of 60.3%. Granada converted 2 shots attempted out of their 8 shots attempted earning them a 25.0% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 20 goals and 12 assists in all their contests, Granada averages 1.11 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 min.
Roberto Soldado will be counted on for Granada. He averages 0.51 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 326 matches during his soccer career. The forward from Spain has 28,589 professional minutes while he has scored 161 goals. He has totaled 120 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 54 times. Make sure to watch out for Luis Javier Suarez, the forward representing Columbia. Suarez has been handed a total of 23 yellow cards in 6,365 minutes played (73 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.42. He has collected 30 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 5 times.
Rui Silva will look after the net for Granada. So far in his career, Silva has given up 181 goals and has accumulated 286 saves in 143 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 56-33-54. He has a save % of .665 and his shutout rate is 32.9%. Silva has accumulated 47 clean sheets while defending 439 shots against him in 12,985 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Granada (+350)
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