Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction, 4/16/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alaves vs Rayo Vallecano
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Mendizorrotza Stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Alaves (+170) Rayo Vallecano (+195)
Mendizorrotza Stadium is the venue where Luis Rioja and Alaves (5-7-19, 20th in La Liga) will play Rayo Vallecano (9-7-14, 13th in La Liga) on Saturday. The men protecting the net will be Fernando Pacheco for Alaves and Stole Dimitrievski for Rayo Vallecano. Alaves are priced +170 while the Red Sashes are at +195. The total has been set at 2.25.
Alaves faced off with Osasuna in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. Alaves tried 16 dribbles in this contest and converted 3 of those tries for a rate of 18.8%. When discussing the passing game, they had a 82.5% received passes percentage by completing 184 of the 223 passing attempts in their last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Alaves walked away from the pitch at a 22.2% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 9 shots. Alaves averages 0.74 goals per 90 min (23 goals in total) and have accounted for 14 assists in all matches for the year.
Luis Rioja is a guy who can be a difference maker for Alaves. Rioja has had a starting assignment in 109 matches in his career and he scores 0.09 G/90. The midfielder from Spain has 9 goals scored in 9,310 mins played. He has accounted for 6 assists while accumulating 14 yellow card cautions in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Joselu, the forward representing Germany. Joselu has totaled 20,080 mins in 216 career starts and has earned himself a total of 30 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times so far in his career and he has scored 76 goals. He currently averages 0.34 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Alaves will be Fernando Pacheco. Pacheco has defended the goal for 25,191 minutes and is sitting with 777 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (363 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.1%. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has faced 1,108 shots attempted against him in 281 career starts. Pacheco (95-68-117 record during his career) has earned 81 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.8% shutout percentage.
When they last played, Rayo Vallecano went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Valencia. They finished the match by connecting on 347 of the 356 passing attempts for a rate of 97.5%. Rayo Vallecano finished the match with a 41.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 out of the 24 dribbles they pursued. Rayo Vallecano connected on 4 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 36.4% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 31 goals and 25 assists in all competitions, Rayo Vallecano is averaging 1.03 goals and 0.83 assists per 90 minutes.
Oscar Trejo will need to be on top of his game for Rayo Vallecano. The forward born in Argentina has been on the pitch for 32,388 minutes while scoring 62 goals. He has earned 106 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 53 times. He is averaging 0.17 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 378 games thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Radamel Falcao, the forward born in Columbia. Falcao has earned himself 46 yellow card cautions in 22,269 mins (252 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.76. He has scored 187 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 24 times.
Stole Dimitrievski will be residing in front of the goal for Rayo Vallecano. Dimitrievski has accumulated 42 clean sheets while he has seen 583 shots attempted against him in 13,814 mins in his career. He has earned a save % of 73.4 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 27.5%. He has given up 1.19 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 54-43-56. So far in his career, Dimitrievski has allowed 183 goals while totaling 425 saves in 153 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Alaves (+170)
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