Bournemouth vs Southampton EPL Picks & Predictions 9/20/2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
St. Mary's Stadium
Callum Wilson and Bournemouth (2-1-2, 8th in the English Premier League) head to St. Mary's Stadium on Friday where they'll meet Southampton (2-1-2, 10th in the English Premier League). The expected starting goalies are Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth and Angus Gunn for Southampton. The moneyline on this game has Bournemouth coming in at +255 and Southampton are at +109. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Bournemouth comes into this match holding a record of 2 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses which is good for 8th in the English Premier League. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 8 goals which ranks them 7th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -1, which is good for 8th in the EPL. In the matter of shots on target, they have compiled a total of 22 which ranks them 9th in the EPL. As a unit, Bournemouth has compiled a total of 46 fouls which has them averaging 9.2 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 7 points for 2019 and they have an average attendance of 10,539.
Callum Wilson is one of the best players to watch for the Cherries. The forward from England has played in 210 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has totaled 16,313 mins. During that time, the 27-year-old has scored 80 goals and has assisted on 25 goals. He's earned a career average of 77.7 mins per appearance. Wilson has started 186 games and has committed 303 fouls over that period. In discussing shots on target, Wilson has totaled 206 which has him sitting in 38th among all players still active and 22nd among forwards. Joshua King is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Bournemouth. The 27-year-old from Norway has racked up 49 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which puts him at 49th among active players in the league. He has totaled 15,414 mins in the time he's played professional soccer which puts him at 31st among active forwards and holds an average of 66.4 mins per appearance which puts him at 212th in the league. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has a total of 156 shots on target which puts him at 35th among active forwards.
In net for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale from England. He is 21 years old and has been on the field a total of 3,960 minutes minding the goal in his career. Ramsdale has surrendered 1.55 goals per 90 minutes which has him ranked 21st out of all active goalies in EPL. Over the course of his career, he has allowed 68 goals. He has a career save percentage of .447 which has him ranked 21st among active goalies.
Southampton is the team standing on the sideline and for the campaign they sit with 2 wins, 1 draw, and 2 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they are ranked 11th in the EPL with -1. They currently have a total of 5 goals for the 2019 season. Southampton has a team save % of .760 which has them sitting 4th in the EPL, which means chances to score may be limited. They are averaging an attendance of 31,106 ranking them 13th in the EPL.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Saints is Danny Ings. The 27 year-old has put 56 balls into the back of the goal over the course of his professional soccer career. He ranks 48th among active forwards in assists with 18 and has 188 shots on target. He has played a total of 13,524 minutes and has an average of 70.4 mins per game. Another good player on this team is James Ward-Prowse. The midfielder from England has scored 17 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranked 68th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 137 fouls.
In net for the Saints is Angus Gunn who has had an marginal career by surrendering 1.33 goals per 90 mins and that has him 16th in the EPL. In the 5,670 minutes he has played in his career, he's allowed 84 goals. He has a career save percentage of .697 which has him ranked 17th among active goalies in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Bournemouth (+255)
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