Atlético Madrid vs Alaves Prediction, 4/2/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlético Madrid vs Alaves
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Atlético Madrid (-400) Alaves (+1000)
Luis Suarez and Atlético Madrid (16-6-7, 4th in La Liga) host Alaves (5-7-17, 19th in La Liga) at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Jan Oblak for Atlético Madrid and Fernando Pacheco for Alaves. Atlético Madrid are priced -400 while the Babazorros are at +1000. The O/U opens at 8.5.
Atlético Madrid took the field against Rayo Vallecano in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. Atlético Madrid tried 26 dribbles in this game and were successful in 16 of those dribbles for a percentage of 61.5%. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 82.1% passes received rate by converting 344 of the 419 passing targets last contest.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Atlético Madrid finished the game at a 18.2% rate by hitting 2 shots on target of 11 total shots. Atlético Madrid averages 1.76 g/90 (51 total goals) and have tallied 37 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Luis Suarez is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Atlético Madrid. Suarez has been in the starting lineup in 464 contests during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.74 G/90. The forward born in Uruguay has totaled 336 goals scored in 41,093 minutes played. He has totaled 148 assists while tallying 101 yellow card cautions in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Antoine Griezmann, the forward representing France. Griezmann has totaled 34,331 mins in 403 starts and has earned himself a total of 64 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 58 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 165 total goals. He currently averages 0.43 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Atlético Madrid will be Jan Oblak. Oblak has seen the field for 28,437 mins and has tallied 752 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.8 (256 total goals given up) and he has a save % of 75.9%. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovenia has faced 983 shots attempted against him in 317 career starts. Oblak (181-75-60 record during his career) has 153 shutouts, which has earned him a 48.3% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Alaves took a loss by a score of 3-2 against Granada. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 227 out of their 291 passes they attempted for a rate of 78.0%. Alaves had a 78.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 of the 14 dribbles they attempted. Alaves had 5 shots tried out of 10 shots tried giving them a 50.0% rate in their last outing. With a total of 22 goals and 13 assists in all their matches, Alaves is averaging 0.76 goals and 0.45 assists per 90 minutes.
Joselu will be counted on for Alaves. The forward representing Germany has earned 19,900 mins while scoring 76 goals. He has earned 30 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 18 times. He is currently averaging 0.34 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 214 games in his career. You should also watch out for Luis Rioja, the midfielder born in Spain. He has accumulated 9 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 6 different times. Rioja has been given a total of 14 yellow card warnings in 9,136 mins (107 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.09.
Fernando Pacheco will be residing in front of the net for Alaves. Pacheco has accumulated 81 clean sheets and has defended 1,100 shots attempted against him in 25,011 career mins. He holds a save percentage of 70.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.0%. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 95-68-115. During his pro soccer career, Pacheco has surrendered 358 goals while tallying 773 saves in 279 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Alaves (+1000) and under the total goals
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