Villarreal vs Sevilla Prediction, 5/16/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Sevilla
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (+138) Sevilla (+206)
Estadio de la Cerámica is the site where Gerard Moreno and Villarreal (13-13-9, 7th in La Liga) will take on Sevilla (23-5-8, 4th in La Liga) on Sunday. The men protecting the net are Sergio Asenjo for Villarreal and Bono for Sevilla. The odds on this matchup have Villarreal coming in at +138 and the Palanganas are at +206. The O/U is set at 2.25.
Villarreal faced Celta Vigo in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 4-2. In sharing the ball, they had a 92.1% passes received percentage by completing 469 of the 509 passing targets last match. Villarreal tried 25 dribbles in this outing and completed 17 of those tries for a percentage of 68.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Villarreal walked away from the pitch at a 40.0% clip by hitting 6 shots on target of 15 shots. Villarreal is averaging 1.43 goals per 90 minutes (50 goals in total) and are sitting with 28 assists in all competitions for the season.
Gerard Moreno is a player who should impact this matchup for Villarreal. He has 26 assists while accumulating 28 yellow card cautions in his career. Moreno has been a starter in 231 matches in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Spain has earned 105 goals scored in 20,638 mins. Someone else who should impact this game is Dani Parejo, the midfielder born in Spain. He has helped a teammate on a goal 57 times so far in his career while scoring 67 total goals. Parejo has accumulated 31,026 minutes during 351 starts and has been handed 100 yellow cards. He scores 0.19 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man defending the goal for Villarreal will be Sergio Asenjo. Asenjo (111-79-98 mark during his career) has earned 91 shutouts, which gives him a 31.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has had 1,199 shots tried at him in 289 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.2 (345 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 72.7%. Asenjo has seen the pitch for 25,837 mins and has earned 878 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, Sevilla earned three points by winning 1-0 against Valencia. They wrapped up this match by converting 581 out of their 626 attempted passes for a percentage of 92.8%. Sevilla had a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 out of the 11 dribbles they attempted. Sevilla had 4 shots tried out of 10 shots tried giving them a 40.0% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 51 goals and 35 assists in all competitions, Sevilla averages 1.42 goals and 0.97 assists per 90 min.
Luuk De Jong will need to provide a spark for Sevilla. He currently averages 0.52 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 290 matches so far in his career. The forward representing Switzerland has been on the pitch for 25,869 professional minutes while scoring 150 goals. He has tallied 27 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 59 times. Be sure to watch out for Youssef En-Nesyri, the forward who represents Morocco. En-Nesyri has been given 15 yellow card cautions in 8,422 mins played (82 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.43. He has earned 40 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 5 times.
Bono is expected to look after the goal for Sevilla. Bono has totaled 55 clean sheets and has defended 646 shots against him in 13,913 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save % of 75.1 and his shutout rate is 35.5%. He has allowed 1.15 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 71-36-48. So far in his career, Bono has conceded 178 goals while totaling 487 saves in 155 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Sevilla (+206)
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