Villarreal vs Osasuna Prediction, 10/17/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Osasuna
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (-136) Osasuna (+411)
Gerard Moreno and Villarreal (2-5-0, 11th in La Liga) play Osasuna (4-2-2, 5th in La Liga) at Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Geronimo Rulli for Villarreal and Sergio Herrera for Osasuna. Osasuna are priced at +411 while the Submarino Amarillos are at -136. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Villarreal faced Betis in their most recent match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 89.1% received passes percentage by connecting on 533 of the 598 targeted passes last match. Villarreal tried 20 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 8 of the tries for a rate of 40.0%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Villarreal finished at a 36.4% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 11 shots. Villarreal sports an average of 1.14 g/90 (8 total goals) and have racked up 7 assists in all matches this year.
Gerard Moreno is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Villarreal. He has accounted for 28 assists while earning 30 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Moreno has been a starter in 237 matchups in his career while scoring 0.46 goals per 90. The forward born in Spain has earned 107 goals scored in 21,164 professional minutes played.
One more player who could decide who wins is Arnaut Groeneveld, the forward born in Netherlands. Groeneveld has totaled 7,717 minutes during 86 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 4 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 23 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 36 goals. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Villarreal will be Geronimo Rulli. Geronimo Rulli (71-50-60 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 54 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Argentina has seen 734 shots tried against him in 182 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.3 (236 goals allowed) and his save % is 69.6%. Geronimo Rulli has been on the field for 16,331 mins and has tallied 516 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, Osasuna earned three points by winning 1-0 against Rayo Vallecano. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 317 of the 406 passing attempts earning a percentage of 78.1%. Osasuna ended the game with a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 of the 7 dribbles they pursued. Osasuna landed 3 shots attempted out of the team's 7 shots attempted giving them a 42.9% rate in their last outing. Having earned a total of 11 goals and 7 assists in all matches, Osasuna averages 1.37 goals and 0.87 assists per 90 minutes.
Ante Budimir will need to provide a lift for Osasuna. The forward representing Bosnia has 20,373 mins while he has scored 92 goals. He has 60 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 226 outings so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Chimy Avila, the forward representing Argentina. He has earned 27 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 9 times. Avila has been given a total of 28 yellow card warnings in 6,664 mins (71 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.36.
Sergio Herrera will be looking after the goal for Osasuna. So far in his pro soccer career, Herrera has given up 153 goals and has earned 345 stops in 143 starts. He has allowed 1.06 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 55-43-45. He sports a save % of 71.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 38.5%. Herrera has 55 shutouts while defending 486 shots against him in 12,942 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Villarreal (-136)
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