Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Prediction, 3/18/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe
Date: Friday, March 18, 2022
Location: San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Athletic Bilbao (-148) Getafe (+448)
Iker Muniain and Athletic Bilbao (10-10-8, 8th in La Liga) host Getafe (6-10-12, 15th in La Liga) at San Mamés Stadium on Friday. The goalies protecting the net will be Unai Simon for Athletic Bilbao and David Soria for Getafe. Athletic Bilbao are priced -148 while the Deep Blues are at +448. The O/U is set at 2.
Athletic Bilbao took the field against Betis in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they finished with a 86.4% rate by connecting on 361 of the 418 passing targets in their last game. Athletic Bilbao tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 7 of the attempts for a rate of 50.0%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Athletic Bilbao walked away from the pitch at a 20.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target of 10 total shots. Athletic Bilbao averages 1.07 goals per 90 min (30 goals in total) and have earned 26 assists in all matches for the season.
Iker Muniain is a player who should impact this matchup for Athletic Bilbao. He has accounted for 30 assists while accumulating 57 yellow cards so far in his career. Muniain has started 296 matches in his career and he accounts for 0.18 G/90. The forward who is from Spain has totaled 53 goals in 25,804 mins played.
Someone else who should impact this match is Inaki Williams, the forward hailing from Spain. Williams has 18,935 minutes in 218 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 20 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times in his career while he has scored 52 goals. He is currently averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Athletic Bilbao will be Unai Simon. Simon (34-34-34 mark in his career) has recorded 30 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.4% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Spain has faced 314 shots tried against him in 102 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.0 (104 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 71.7%. Simon has seen the pitch for 9,111 minutes and has earned 221 stops thus far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Getafe went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Valencia. Getafe earned a 26.7% successful dribble rate by completing 4 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by completing 288 of the 347 pass attempts earning a rate of 83.0%. Getafe converted 6 shots attempted out of 16 shots attempted which had them at a 37.5% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 26 goals and 20 assists in all their matches, Getafe has an average of 0.93 goals and 0.71 assists per 90.
Enes Unal will be someone to watch for Getafe. The forward hailing from Turkey has been on the field for 13,840 minutes while he has scored 66 goals. He has collected 27 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 15 times. He currently averages 0.43 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 147 matches thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Mata, the forward born in Spain. Mata has been given 71 yellow card cautions in 17,960 minutes (198 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.44. He has scored 88 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 19 times.
David Soria will be residing in front of the net for Getafe. Soria has racked up 53 shutouts and defended 449 shots tried against him in 13,139 mins in his career. He has a save percentage of 70.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently 36.1%. He has conceded 1.05 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 48-48-51. So far in his career, Soria has conceded 153 goals and has racked up 319 stops in 147 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Athletic Bilbao (-148)
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