Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction, 8/13/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Location: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Barcelona (-455) Rayo Vallecano (+1200)
The Red Sashes (11-9-18 last season) are traveling to Camp Nou on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Blaugrana (21-10-7 last year). Rayo Vallecano are priced at +1200 while Barcelona are priced -455. Rayo Vallecano are priced at +1200 while Barcelona are priced -455. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Marc-Andre ter Stegen Barcelona and Stole Dimitrievski Rayo Vallecano.
Barcelona had 88 saves and also earned a SV% of 71.0 in the previous season. This team's goal differential was at 30 as a result of 68 goals accumulated and 38 goals surrendered. For the prior campaign, the squad had an average of 1.92 pts/match (73 points) and also ranked 2nd in La Liga with 52 assists. The Blaugrana had a rank of 3rd for expected goals with 62.1, and their xGA were sitting at 36.0. Barcelona were sitting with 97 yellow cards in the previous season in addition to 5 red cards. Barcelona conceded 38 goals while giving up 1.00 goals per 90 minutes, and their opponents compiled 124 shots on target on them. They finished with 11 clean sheets, which had them sitting at a percentage of 28.9 last season.
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Last year, the Red Sashes had a save % of 71.9 (153 SoT against), and they also had a ranking of 14th in soccer with 42 points. The Red Sashes finished with an average of 1.1 pts/match while having 28 assists and 3 red cards. Rayo Vallecano had a total of 39 goals and this team's expected goals over the course of last season was 45.4. Rayo Vallecano recorded a CS% of 23.7 for the previous season and 101 yellow cards. Their goals against per 90 minutes was 1.32 in addition to 110 saves, and they compiled 9 clean sheets. Rayo Vallecano sat at 12th concerning goals against with 50, and the goal differential was sitting at -11.
The guy who will defend the goal for Barcelona will be Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Stegen has played a total of 29,148 minutes and has 940 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.98 (319 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of .756. The goalkeeper from Germany has seen 1,244 shots sent his way in 324 starts. Stegen (197-71-56 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 123 shutouts, which gives him a 38.0% clean sheet percentage.
Stole Dimitrievski will look after the goal for Rayo Vallecano. He has surrendered 1.20 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 56-45-59. Dimitrievski has accumulated 45 clean sheets while he has seen 615 shots tried against him in 14,444 mins in his career. Thus far in his career, Dimitrievski has given up 192 goals and has tallied 448 stops in 160 starts. He has earned a save % of .728 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.1%.
Ferran Torres is one player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Barcelona. The forward hailing from Spain has totaled 19 goals scored in 6,433 mins. Torres has been given a starting assignment in 72 contests during his soccer career and has 0.27 goals per 90 mins. He has totaled 14 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
Rayo Vallecano features a game changer in Randy Nteka, who pesters opposing defenses. The forward from France has been on the field for 7,404 minutes and has scored 15 goals. He currently averages 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 85 contests in his pro soccer career. He has earned 19 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Barcelona (-455)
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