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Alavés vs. Sevilla 5/23/2021 La Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Alavés takes on Sevilla on 5/23/2021.

Sevilla takes on Alavés in a La Liga match. Alavés with a record of 23.0-5.0-9.0 this season comes into this game with a 10.0-4.0-5.0 record on the road. Sevilla is 23.0-5.0-9.0 this season and is 13.0-1.0-4.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Alavés and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of Sevilla after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Alavés.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Sevilla and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Sevilla than game on their home pitch?

The Alavés Roster

The Players to Watch for the Alavés

Joselu FW

As a shooter, Joselu had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Joselu had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Joselu has 33 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Joselu has 11 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Joselu has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Joselu has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Florian Lejeune DF

Florian Lejeune has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Florian Lejeune had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Florian Lejeune has 32 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Alavés teammates, Florian Lejeune had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Florian Lejeune has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Florian Lejeune has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Víctor Laguardia DF

As a shooter, Víctor Laguardia had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Víctor Laguardia has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Víctor Laguardia has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Víctor Laguardia has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Víctor Laguardia has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Víctor Laguardia has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Tomás Pina Isla MF

As a shooter, Tomás Pina Isla had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Tomás Pina Isla has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Tomás Pina Isla had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Alavés teammates, Tomás Pina Isla had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tomás Pina Isla has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tomás Pina Isla has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Rodrigo Battaglia MF

As a shooter, Rodrigo Battaglia had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Rodrigo Battaglia has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Rodrigo Battaglia had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Rodrigo Battaglia has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rodrigo Battaglia has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rodrigo Battaglia has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Rubén Duarte DF

Rubén Duarte has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Rubén Duarte had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Rubén Duarte had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Alavés teammates, Rubén Duarte had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rubén Duarte has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rubén Duarte has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Ximo Navarro DF

Ximo Navarro has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ximo Navarro had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Ximo Navarro has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Alavés teammates, Ximo Navarro had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ximo Navarro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ximo Navarro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Édgar Méndez MF,FW

As a shooter, Édgar Méndez had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Édgar Méndez has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Édgar Méndez had 22 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! Édgar Méndez has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Édgar Méndez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Édgar Méndez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

The Sevilla Roster

The Players to Watch for the Sevilla

Jesús Navas DF

Jesús Navas has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jesús Navas had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Jesús Navas had 31 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sevilla teammates, Jesús Navas had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jesús Navas has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jesús Navas has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Diego Carlos DF

As a shooter, Diego Carlos had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Diego Carlos had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Diego Carlos has 31 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Diego Carlos has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Diego Carlos has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Diego Carlos has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Jules Koundé DF

Jules Koundé has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jules Koundé had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Jules Koundé had 32 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sevilla teammates, Jules Koundé had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jules Koundé has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jules Koundé has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Lucas Ocampos FW

Lucas Ocampos has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Lucas Ocampos has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Lucas Ocampos had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sevilla teammates, Lucas Ocampos had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Lucas Ocampos has 4 Yellow Cards this season. Lucas Ocampos has 5 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Fernando MF

As a shooter, Fernando had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Fernando had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Fernando had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Fernando has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Fernando has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Fernando has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Joan Jordán MF

As a shooter, Joan Jordán had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Joan Jordán has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Joan Jordán had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Joan Jordán has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Joan Jordán has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Joan Jordán has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Suso FW

Suso has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Suso has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Suso has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sevilla teammates, Suso had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Suso has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Suso has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Marcos Acuña DF

Marcos Acuña has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Marcos Acuña has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Marcos Acuña has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sevilla teammates, Marcos Acuña had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Marcos Acuña has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marcos Acuña has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in La Liga action.

Alavés Team Stats

The Alavés Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Alavés was able to score 0.81 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Alavés scored those goals off assists 70.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.57 assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Alavés converted on 0.31 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Alavés attempts 2.62 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Alavés is able to get 29.8% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Alavés Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Alavés was able to hold opponents to 1.49 goals. Alavés plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. Alavés goalkeepers fended off 3.81 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 62.4% of shots on target were saved by Alavés goalkeepers. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. Alavés goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 24.3% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Alavés Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Sevilla had 14.65 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Sevilla is in the top 59 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Sevilla has successfully intercepted 8.73 passes per 90 minutes of action. Sevilla is in the top 97 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sevilla commits 13.08 fouls. Sevilla is in the top 47 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sevilla drew 13.05 fouls. Sevilla is in the top 35 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sevilla committed an offside 1.84 times. This puts Sevilla in the top 57 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Sevilla Team Stats

The Sevilla Offensive Stats and Metrics

Sevilla scored 1.22 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sevilla was able to score 0.95 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sevilla was able to score on 0.34 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Sevilla attempted 3.62 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Sevilla attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 30.4% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Sevilla Defensive Stats and Metrics

Sevilla gave up 0.73 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.03 shots were saved by Sevilla goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Sevilla truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 74.1% of shots on target were saved by Sevilla goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 43.2% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Sevilla. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Sevilla Utility Stats

Sevilla tried 14.65 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Sevilla in the top 59 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Sevilla has successfully intercepted 8.73 passes per 90 minutes of action. Sevilla is in the top 97 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sevilla commits 13.08 fouls. This puts Sevilla in the top 47 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sevilla drew 13.05 fouls. This puts Sevilla in the top 35 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Sevilla had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.84 times per 90 minutes of action. Sevilla is in the top 57 percentile in offside calls against them.

Alavés vs. Sevilla Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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