Norwich City vs West Ham United EPL Point Spread Picks 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Manuel Lanzini and West Ham United (1-1-1, 14th in the English Premier League) host Norwich City (1-0-2, 17th in the English Premier League) at London Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The probable starting goaltenders are Tim Krul for Norwich City and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. The Canaries are at at +313 while West Ham United are at -105. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Norwich City comes into this match with a record of 1 victory, 0 draws, and 2 losses which puts them at 17th in the English Premier League. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 6 goals which is 4th in the league. This means that if they are going to get the win in this match, they are going to look at taking care of the ball and controlling possession. Their goal differential is -2, which puts them at 16th in the league. Norwich City will look to make sure they are sharing the ball because they currently have a total of 5 assists which is 4th in the league. When discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 18 which is 4th in the league. As a group, Norwich City has collected a total of 27 fouls which has them averaging 9 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 3 points for this year and they have an average attendance of 27,046.
Teemu Pukki is a great player to watch for the Canaries. The forward from Finland has participated in 311 contests over the course of his career and has played 20,388 minutes. In that time, the 29-year-old has tallied 123 goals and has had an assist on 35 goals. He has a career average of 65.6 mins per game. Pukki has started 311 contests and has committed 214 fouls over that period. Concerning shots on target, Pukki has a total of 306 which places him at 13th when compared to all players still active and 10th among forwards. Marco Stiepermann is another player to watch out for on the team from Norwich City. The 28-year-old from Germany has scored 30 goals in his professional soccer career which places him at 93rd when compared to all players still active in soccer. He has played a total of 17,620 minutes in his professional soccer career which places him at 47th among active midfielders and is averaging 69.9 minutes per game which places him at 187th in soccer. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has a total of 122 shots on target which places him at 36th among active midfielders.
Protecting the net for the Canaries is Tim Krul from the Netherlands. He is 31 years old and has racked up 23,242 mins in goal over the course of his career. Krul has allowed 1.47 goals per 90 mins which has him ranking 20th out of all active goalies in English Premier League. During his career, he has given up 379 goals. His career save percentage is .679 which has him ranking 20th among active goalies. For the Canaries to get the victory, Krul will need to be solid in goal.
West Ham United comes into this matchup with a mark of 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 defeat which is good for 14th in the English Premier League. So far this year, they have scored a total of 4 goals which has them sitting at 11th in the EPL. This means that if they are going to get away with the victory in this game, they will want to put some goals in the back of the net. Their goal differential is -3, which is good for 19th in the EPL. West Ham United will want to move the ball around the pitch and get the ball to their scorers because they have a total of 2 assists which has them sitting at 14th in the EPL. Regarding shots on target, they have a total of 16 which has them sitting at 5th in the EPL. As a group, West Ham United has earned a total of 27 fouls which means they have an average of 9 fouls per contest. They have a total of 4 points for this year and they are averaging an attendance of 59,870.
Manuel Lanzini is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Hammers. The midfielder from Argentina has competed in 101 games in the time he's played soccer and has played 7,615 mins. During that period of time, the 26-year-old has racked up 20 goals and has had an assist on 12 goals. For his career he is averaging 75.4 mins per game. Lanzini has started 101 games and has racked up 43 fouls in the process. With regard to shots on target, Lanzini has totaled 55 which has him ranked 155th when compared to all players still active and 75th among midfielders. Felipe Anderson is another guy to watch out for on the squad from West Ham United. The 26-year-old from Brazil has tallied 34 goals in the time he has played soccer which has him ranked 83rd among all players still active in professional soccer. He has played 11,958 minutes in the time he has played soccer which has him ranked 66th among active midfielders and averages 68.3 minutes per appearance which has him ranked 201st in professional soccer. In his career, he has connected on 107 shot on target which has him ranked 44th among active midfielders.
The man in net for the Hammers is Lukasz Fabianski from Poland. He is 34 years old and has been on the field a total of 24,539 mins in net in his career. Fabianski has conceded an average of 1.34 goals per 90 mins which puts him at 15th among active goalies in EPL. During his career, he's given up 364 goals. His career save % is .708 which puts him at 15th out of all active goalies. For the Hammers to leave with a victory, Fabianski will look to be solid in net.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Norwich City (+313)
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