Espanyol vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction, 8/19/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Espanyol vs Rayo Vallecano
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: RCDE Stadium in Barcelona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Espanyol (+120) Rayo Vallecano (+240)
The Red Sashes (11-9-18 last season) are on their way to RCDE Stadium on Friday where they will compete against the Budgerigars (10-12-16 last year). Espanyol opens at +120 while Rayo Vallecano are priced +240. Espanyol opens at +120 while Rayo Vallecano are priced +240. The starting goalkeepers are Benjamin Lecomte Espanyol and Stole Dimitrievski Rayo Vallecano.
Espanyol surrendered 53 goals while relinquishing 1.39 G/90, and their opponents finished with 162 SoT against them. They accumulated 10 shut outs, which had them sitting at a percentage of 26.3 last season. Espanyol accumulated 99 yellow cards last year in addition to 7 red cards. The Budgerigars were 14th when it comes to xG having 37.8, and the team's expected goals against came in at 52.1. For the prior season, the team finished with an average of 1.11 pts per fixture (42 points) and also sat at 13th in the league with 25 assists. This team's goal differential was -13 with 40 goals scored and 53 goals given up. Espanyol tallied 113 saves and they held a save% of 69.8 During the previous year.
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For the season, the Red Sashes had a save % of 71.9 (153 SoTA), and were ranked 14th in La Liga with 42 points. The Red Sashes held an average of 1.1 pts/match while earning 28 assists and 3 red cards. Rayo Vallecano finished with 39 goals and this squad's expected goals during the previous year was 45.4. Rayo Vallecano accounted for a shut out percentage of 23.7 in the previous season in addition to 101 yellow card warnings. Their goals against per 90 minutes was sitting at 1.32 with 110 saves, and they had a total of 9 clean sheets. Rayo Vallecano ranked 12th in goals surrendered with 50, and their goal difference was at -11.
The guy who will defend the goal for Espanyol is Benjamin Lecomte. Lecomte (102-84-91 record in his career) has accumulated 81 shutouts, which gives him a 29.3% shutout percentage. The goalie born in France has had 1,149 shots tried at him in 276 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.24 (342 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .721. Lecomte has played a total of 24,913 minutes and has accumulated 829 stops during his soccer career.
Stole Dimitrievski will be residing in front of the net for Rayo Vallecano. Thus far in his career, Dimitrievski has given up 192 goals and has 448 stops in 160 starts. He has conceded 1.20 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 56-45-59. He sports a save % of .728 and his clean sheet rate is 28.1%. Dimitrievski has racked up 45 shutouts and has seen 615 shots against him in 14,444 minutes throughout his career.
Raul de Tomas is one member of the side who can be a force on the pitch for Espanyol. The forward hailing from Spain has totaled 109 goals scored in 17,381 professional minutes played. Tomas has started 197 outings during his soccer career and has 0.56 goals per 90 minutes. He has accounted for 16 assists while accumulating 43 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Rayo Vallecano features Randy Nteka, who is known to give defenses fits. He has accounted for 19 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. The forward who is from France has earned 7,404 minutes while earning 15 goals. He is currently averaging 0.18 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 85 outings so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Espanyol (+120)
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