Espanyol vs Getafe Prediction, 3/5/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Espanyol vs Getafe
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: RCDE Stadium in Barcelona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Espanyol (+121) Getafe (+253)
RCDE Stadium is the site where Javi Puado and Espanyol (7-8-11, 14th in La Liga) will take on Getafe (6-9-11, 15th in La Liga) on Saturday. The starting goalies are Diego Lopez for Espanyol and David Soria for Getafe. Espanyol are priced +121 while the Deep Blues are at +253. The total opens at 2.
Espanyol stepped onto the pitch against Villarreal in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 5-1. Espanyol attempted 15 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 6 of those tries for a rate of 40.0%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 81.3% passes received rate by completing 273 of the 336 passing attempts last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Espanyol finished the game at a 28.6% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 7 total shots. Espanyol has an average of 1.19 goals per 90 min (31 total goals) and have accumulated 19 assists in all games this year.
Javi Puado is a guy who can be a difference maker for Espanyol. Puado has been in the starting lineup in 65 matchups in his career and he tallies 0.29 G/90. The midfielder representing Spain has 19 goals scored in 5,816 mins played. He has accounted for 14 assists while accumulating 10 yellow card cautions during his soccer career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Raul De Tomas, the forward who is from Spain. He has assisted on a goal 16 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 105 total goals. Tomas has totaled 16,574 mins in 188 career starts and has been handed a total of 42 yellow cards. He scores 0.57 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Espanyol is Diego Lopez. Lopez has defended the goal for 40,394 minutes and has accumulated 1,344 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (563 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 71.2%. The goalie from Spain has seen 1,882 shots tried against him in 452 starting assignments. Lopez (192-114-142 record in his career) has recorded 129 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.5% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Getafe went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Alaves. Getafe ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 9 of the 18 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 251 of the 365 passes they tried for a rate of 68.8%. Getafe had 3 shots tried out of the team's 12 shots tried earning them a 25.0% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 26 goals and 20 assists in all their matches, Getafe averages 1.00 goal and 0.77 assists per 90.
Mata should provide a spark for Getafe. He has an average of 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 198 matches in his career. The forward from Spain has been on the pitch for 17,960 professional minutes and has earned 88 goals. He has accumulated 70 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 19 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Enes Unal, the forward hailing from Turkey. Unal has been given 26 yellow cards in 13,660 mins played (145 career starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.43. He has accumulated 66 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 15 times.
David Soria will reside in front of the net for Getafe. Soria has recorded 52 shutouts while defending 448 shots against him in 12,959 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of 70.5 and his shutout rate is currently 35.9%. He has given up 1.05 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 48-47-50. In his career, Soria has surrendered 151 goals while earning 319 saves in 145 starts.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Espanyol (+121)
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