Burnley vs Brighton & Hove Albion Expert EPL Picks 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Ashley Barnes and Burnley (1-1-2, 12th in the English Premier League) travel to Amex Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Brighton & Hove Albion (1-1-2, 16th in the English Premier League). The probable starting goaltenders are Nick Pope for Burnley and Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion. Albion are at at +111 while Burnley are priced at +298. The total is set at 2.25.
Burnley comes into this matchup with a mark of 1 win, 1 draw, and 2 defeats which is good for 12th in the English Premier League. So far this season, they have earned a total of 5 goals which ranks 11th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -1, which is good for 10th in the EPL. With regard to shots on target, they currently have a total of 15 which ranks 11th in the EPL. As a unit, Burnley has earned a total of 38 fouls which has them averaging 9.5 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 4 points for this season and they have an average crowd of 20,773.
Ashley Barnes is one of the standout players to watch for the Clarets. The forward from Austria has appeared in 362 contests in the time he's played professional soccer and has played 23,367 mins. Over the course of that time, the 29-year-old has tallied 93 goals and has had an assist on 22 goals. He's earned a career average of 64.5 mins per appearance. Barnes has been a starter in 258 contests and has racked up 509 fouls during that period. When looking at shots on target, Barnes has a total of 251 which is 27th out of all players still active and 19th among forwards. Chris Wood is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Burnley. The 27-year-old from New Zealand has scored 107 goals in his career which has him sitting in 14th when compared to active players in the league. He has totaled 20,990 mins in his career which has him sitting in 17th among active forwards and is averaging 64.0 minutes per game which has him sitting in 223rd in the league. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has connected on 258 shots on target which has him sitting in 18th among active forwards.
The man protecting the goal for the Clarets is Nick Pope from England. He is 27 years old and has racked up 11,529 minutes protecting the net for his career. Pope has conceded 0.98 goals per 90 minutes which has him sitting 5th among active goalies. For his career, he has given up 125 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .765 which has him sitting 1st among active goalies.
Brighton & Hove Albion will be the team across the field and for the campaign they have 1 win, 1 draw, and 2 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they are currently sitting 17th in the EPL with -3. They have a total of 3 goals for the season. Brighton & Hove Albion has a team save % of .563 which has them sitting 19th in the EPL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are averaging an attendance of 30,239 ranking them 14th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to watch for the Seagulls is Glenn Murray. The 35 year-old has fired 188 balls into the goal in the time he's played professional soccer. He ranks 17th among active forwards in assists with 39 and has totaled 465 shots on target. He has played a total of 32,911 minutes and averages 68.4 minutes per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this team Pascal Groß. The midfielder from Germany has connected on 30 goals in his career which ranks him 38th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 192 fouls.
In net for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan who has had a good career by giving up only 1.14 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 9th in pro soccer. In the 22,410 mins he's been on the field in his career, he has allowed 283 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .719 which has him placed 9th out of all active goalkeepers in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Brighton & Hove Albion (+111)
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