Espanyol vs Valencia Prediction, 5/15/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Espanyol vs Valencia
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: RCDE Stadium in Barcelona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Espanyol (+128) Valencia (+249)
RCDE Stadium is the site where Raul de Tomas and Espanyol (10-10-15, 13th in La Liga) will play Valencia (10-14-11, 10th in La Liga) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Diego Lopez for Espanyol and Jasper Cillessen for Valencia. The odds on this game have Espanyol coming in at +128 and the Ches are at +249. The total has been set at 2.5.
Espanyol faced Real Madrid in their last match and took a loss by a score of 4-0. Espanyol tried 19 dribbles in this match and converted 6 of those attempts for a percentage of 31.6%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 94.5% passes received rate by connecting on 396 out of their 419 pass attempts in their last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Espanyol wrapped this game up at a 30.0% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 20 shots. Espanyol averages 1.06 goals per 90 (36 goals in total) and are sitting with 23 assists in all games for the season.
Raul De Tomas is a player who should be able to impact this game for Espanyol. He has totaled 16 assists while tallying 42 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Tomas has been given a starting assignment in 195 contests in his career and he has earned 0.56 G/90. The forward born in Spain has recorded 107 goals scored in 17,171 professional minutes played.
One more guy who should impact this match is Javi Puado, the midfielder hailing from Spain. Puado has totaled 6,413 mins in 72 career starting assignments and has earned himself 11 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 14 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 20 goals. He is averaging 0.28 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Espanyol is Diego Lopez. Lopez has defended the goal for a total of 40,961 mins and has accumulated 1,357 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.3 (570 total goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 71.2%. The keeper from Spain has had 1,901 shots attempted at him in 459 career starts. Lopez (195-115-145 record in his career) has recorded 132 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.8% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Valencia weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Levante. Valencia had a 22.2% successful dribble percentage by completing 2 of the 9 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by converting 170 of the 239 attempted passes for a percentage of 71.1%. Valencia converted 1 shot on target out of their 6 shots tried which had them at a 16.7% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 43 goals and 28 assists in all their games, Valencia is averaging 1.26 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 min.
Goncalo Guedes will need to provide a spark for Valencia. He is averaging 0.24 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 141 outings in his career. The forward from Portugal has totaled 12,268 mins while he has scored 33 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow cards during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 34 times. Be sure to watch out for Carlos Soler, the midfielder representing Spain. Soler has earned himself a total of 32 yellow card cautions in 13,483 professional minutes played (152 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.20. He has totaled 30 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 24 different times.
Jasper Cillessen will be looking after the goal for Valencia. Cillessen has recorded 67 clean sheets and has defended 810 shots tried against him in 17,025 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of 76.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 35.4%. He has allowed 1.06 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 97-55-40. During his pro soccer career, Cillessen has given up 201 goals while earning 620 saves in 189 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Valencia (+249)
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