Villarreal vs Barcelona Prediction, 2/12/2023 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villarreal vs Barcelona
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica in Villarreal, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Villarreal (+285) Barcelona (-110)
Villarreal (9-4-7) will go up against Barcelona (17-2-1) at Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday. Villarreal opens at +285 and Barcelona are priced -110. The total has been set at 2.75. The starting goaltenders will be Pepe Reina Villarreal and Marc-Andre ter Stegen Barcelona.
Villarreal recorded 65 SVs and had a SV% of 82.9 over the course of the prior season. Their difference in goals was sitting at 5 with 22 goals tallied and also 17 goals allowed. For the prior year, this squad put together an average of 1.55 pts per fixture (31 pts) and sat at 14th in the league with 12 assists. The Submarino Amarillos had a ranking of 5th in the category of xG having 27.5, and the xGA were sitting at 24.9. Villarreal tallied 48 yellow card warnings over the course of last season as well as 2 red cards. Villarreal conceded 17 goals while conceding 0.85 goals per 90 min, and the opposition compiled 82 SoT against them. They recorded 8 clean sheets, which put them at a rate of 40.0 over the course of last season.
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Last season, Barca had a save rate of 88.4 (43 SoT against), and they also ranked 1st in soccer with 53 points. The Blaugrana finished with an average of 2.7 pts per match while earning 32 assists and 5 red cards. Barcelona earned 42 goals and their goals expected during the previous year was sitting at 41.7. Barcelona accounted for a clean sheet rate of 75.0 over the course of last season in addition to 48 yellow card warnings. Their goals against per 90 minutes was at 0.35 with 37 saves, and they accounted for 15 clean sheets. Barcelona sat at 1st when it comes to goals conceded having 7, and the team's goal difference sat at 35.
The guy who will defend the goal for Villarreal will be Pepe Reina. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.02 (645 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .737. Reina (334-155-142 record in his career) has recorded 246 shutouts, which leaves him with a 38.9% clean sheet percentage. Reina has defended the goal a total of 56,742 mins and is sitting with 1,806 saves in his career. The goalkeeper from Spain has had 2,451 shots attempted against him in 632 starting assignments.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen will reside in front of the goal for Barcelona. In his career, Stegen has given up 292 goals and has earned 899 stops in 309 starts. He has given up 0.95 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 195-64-50. He is the owner of a save % of .764 and his clean sheet rate is 41.1%. Stegen has accumulated 127 shutouts and defended 1,177 shots tried against him in 27,798 mins throughout his career.
Gerard Moreno is one man who can make a noticable difference for Villarreal. He has totaled 33 assists while earning 31 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. The forward from Spain has totaled 112 goals scored in 21,814 professional minutes. Moreno has been in the starting lineup in 245 outings in his pro soccer career and has 0.46 goals per 90.
Barcelona has a player in Ferran Torres, who should keep defenses up at night. He sports an average of 0.27 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 61 contests thus far in his career. The forward hailing from Spain has been on the pitch for 5,666 minutes while scoring 17 goals. He has collected 15 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times.
Who will win tonight's La Liga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Villarreal (+285)
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