Villarreal vs Real Sociedad Prediction, 1/30/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Real Sociedad
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (+136) Real Sociedad (+246)
Alexander Isak and Real Sociedad (8-7-5, 6th in La Liga) go to Estadio de la Cerámica on Saturday where they'll meet Villarreal (8-10-2, 5th in La Liga). The starting goaltenders are Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Alejandro Remiro for Real Sociedad. The odds on this game have Villarreal coming in at +136 and the Whites and Blues are at +246. The total is set at 2.5.
Villarreal took the field against Huesca in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 86.8% passes received percentage by converting 554 of the 638 passing attempts in their last match. Villarreal tried 22 dribbles in this matchup and converted 14 of the dribbles for a rate of 63.6%. Concerning shot accuracy, Villarreal finished the game at a 25.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 8 total shots. Villarreal sports an average of 1.40 goals per 90 (28 total goals) and have racked up 17 assists in all matches this season.
Dani Parejo is a player who should be able to impact this game for Villarreal. He has accounted for 55 assists while earning 98 yellow cards during his career. Parejo has been given a starting assignment in 336 matches so far in his career while scoring 0.20 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Spain has recorded 66 goals in 29,776 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Samuel Chukwueze, the forward representing Nigeria. Chukwueze has totaled 4,461 mins during 45 starting assignments and has been given a total of 4 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 9 goals. He currently averages 0.18 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Villarreal is Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo (106-76-92 record in his career) has accumulated 89 clean sheets, which has earned him a 32.4% shutout percentage. The keeper from Spain has faced 1,143 shots sent his way in 275 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.19 (324 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .730. Asenjo has defended the goal for 24,577 minutes and has accumulated 839 saves so far in his career.
For their last game, Real Sociedad finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Betis. They finished the contest by completing 359 of the 426 pass attempts for a rate of 84.3%. Real Sociedad finished the match with a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 out of the 14 dribbles they attempted. Real Sociedad converted 6 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted which gave them a 54.5% clip in their last match. With 30 goals and 18 assists in all competitions, Real Sociedad averages 1.50 goals and 0.90 assists per 90 min.
Alexander Isak should provide a spark for Real Sociedad. He currently averages 0.60 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 61 outings during his soccer career. The forward representing Sweden has been on the pitch for 5,589 minutes and he has scored 37 goals. He has 10 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Portu, the forward representing Spain. He has totaled 52 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 27 times. Portu has been handed a total of 34 yellow card warnings in 19,104 professional minutes (217 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.24.
Alejandro Remiro will be looking after the goal for Real Sociedad. In his career, Remiro has conceded 134 goals while totaling 339 stops in 123 starts. He has allowed 1.10 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 50-28-44. He has earned a save % of .739 and his clean sheet rate is 29.3%. Remiro has recorded 36 shutouts and defended 464 shots attempted against him in 11,003 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Villarreal (+136)
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