Osasuna vs Villarreal Prediction, 3/19/2023 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Osasuna vs Villarreal
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Location: Estadio El Sadar in Pamplona, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Osasuna (+200) Villarreal (+149)
The Submarino Amarillos (11-5-9) are en route to Estadio El Sadar on Sunday where they will take on the Reds (9-7-9). The Reds open at +200 while Villarreal are priced +149. The total has been set at 2.5. The goalies protecting the net will be Aitor Fernandez Osasuna and Pepe Reina Villarreal.
The Reds had a ranking of 15th in the category of goals expected having 25.6, and the squad's expected goals against were 25.4. Osasuna gave up 24 goals while giving up 0.96 goals per 90 minutes, and opposing clubs amassed 89 shots on target against them. Their goal differential was -2 by means of 22 goals put in the net and also 24 goals relinquished. They recorded 8 clean sheets, giving them a percentage of 32.0 over the course of the prior season. Osasuna tallied 66 SVs and they also held a save% of 74.2 last year. Osasuna earned 70 yellow cards during the previous year in addition to 5 red cards. For the previous campaign, the team had an average of 1.36 pts per contest (34 pts) and they also sat at 14th in La Liga with 16 assists.
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On the year, Villarreal CF had a save % of 78.4 (97 shots on target against), and ranked 6th in soccer with 38 pts. The Submarino Amarillos held an average of 1.5 points per contest while compiling 17 assists and 3 red cards. Villarreal amassed 29 goals and the squad's goals expected for the prior year was at 33.5. Villarreal earned a shut out % of 36.0 for the prior year and also 59 yellow cards. The club's goals against per 90 minutes was sitting at 0.96 in addition to 73 saves, and they had a total of 9 clean sheets. Villarreal had a rank of 7th in the matter of goals against having 24, and their difference in goals was at 5.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Osasuna will be Aitor Fernandez. Fernandez has played a total of 14,695 mins and has 484 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.21 (197 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of .723. The goalie born in Spain has had 669 shots tried against him in 163 starts. Fernandez (55-52-56 record in his career) has accumulated 44 clean sheets, which has earned him a 27.0% clean sheet percentage.
Pepe Reina will look after the net for Villarreal. He has given up 1.03 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 336-156-144. Reina has tallied 247 shutouts while defending 2,466 shots tried against him in 57,192 career minutes. In his pro soccer career, Reina has allowed 652 goals and has racked up 1,814 stops in 637 starting assignments. He is the owner of a save % of .736 and his clean sheet rate is currently 38.8%.
Ante Budimir is a member of the team who can be a force on the pitch for Osasuna. The forward from Croatia has 94 goals in 21,388 mins. Budimir has been a starter in 239 outings thus far in his career and he scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins. He has totaled 19 assists while earning 62 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career.
Villarreal has playmaker in Gerard Moreno, who is known to give defenses fits. The forward representing Spain has earned 21,929 professional minutes while scoring 113 goals. He scores 0.46 G/90 and has been a starter in 246 outings so far in his pro soccer career. He has tallied 33 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 33 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Osasuna (+200)
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