Villarreal vs Sevilla Prediction, 5/8/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Sevilla
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (-101) Sevilla (-312)
Dani Parejo and Villarreal (14-10-9, 7th in La Liga) host Sevilla (17-12-4, 3rd in La Liga) at Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net are Geronimo Rulli for Villarreal and Bono for Sevilla. Sevilla are priced at -312 while the Submarino Amarillos are at -101. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Villarreal took the field against Alaves in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. Villarreal attempted 24 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 14 of those attempts for a rate of 58.3%. In the passing game, they ended with a 88.7% passes received percentage by completing 496 of the 559 pass attempts in their last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Villarreal finished at a 35.3% clip by putting 6 shots on target of 17 shots. Villarreal is averaging 1.56 goals per 90 (53 total goals) and have accounted for 44 assists in all games for the year.
Dani Parejo is a player who should be able to impact this match for Villarreal. Parejo has had a starting assignment in 382 matchups in his pro soccer career and has 0.18 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Spain has accumulated 69 goals scored in 33,641 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 64 assists while earning 102 yellow card cautions during his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Manu Trigueros, the midfielder born in Spain. Trigueros has 24,211 mins during 276 career starts and has been handed 60 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times in his career while he has scored 28 goals. He averages 0.10 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Villarreal will be Geronimo Rulli. Geronimo Rulli has defended the goal for a total of 18,311 mins and has 570 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (258 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 70.3%. The goalie born in Argentina has faced 805 shots sent his way in 204 career starting assignments. Geronimo Rulli (82-53-69 record during his career) has earned 62 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 30.4% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Sevilla were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Cadiz. Sevilla ended the game with a 43.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by completing 487 out of their 529 passes they tried earning a percentage of 92.1%. Sevilla had 7 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted earning them a 63.6% clip when they last took the field. With 48 goals and 38 assists in all their games, Sevilla is averaging 1.41 goals and 1.12 assists per 90 min.
Rafa Mir should be someone to watch for Sevilla. The forward born in Spain has been on the pitch for 7,509 professional minutes while scoring 38 goals. He has totaled 15 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times. He currently averages 0.46 goals per 90 mins and has started 80 matches thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lucas Ocampos, the forward representing Argentina. He has tallied 54 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 29 times. Ocampos has been given a total of 52 yellow cards in 18,200 professional minutes (194 career starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.27.
Bono is expected to look after the goal for Sevilla. Bono has 67 clean sheets and has defended 737 shots tried against him in 16,523 mins in his career. He sports a save percentage of 74.9 and his shutout rate sits at 36.4%. He has given up 1.11 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 85-46-53. During his career, Bono has given up 204 goals and has accumulated 553 saves in 184 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sevilla (-312)
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