Watford vs Southampton EPL Tips 11/30/2019
Saturday, November 30, 2019
St. Mary's Stadium
St. Mary's Stadium is the site where James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (2-3-8, 19th in EPL) will play Watford (1-5-7, 20th in EPL) on Saturday. The probable starting goaltenders are Ben Foster for Watford and Angus Gunn for Southampton. The odds on this matchup have Watford priced at +230 and Southampton are at +120. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Watford comes into this game holding a mark of 1 win, 5 draws, and 7 losses which puts them at 20th in EPL. So far this season, they have scored a total of 8 goals which has them sitting at 20th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -18, which puts them at 20th in the EPL. With regard to shots on target, they currently have a total of 42 which has them sitting at 16th in the EPL. As a group, Watford currently has a total of 129 fouls which has them averaging 10.75 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 8 points for 2019 and they have an average attendance of 20,571.
Will Hughes is one of the best players for the Hornets. The midfielder from England has appeared in 222 contests in the time he's played professional soccer and has played a total of 16,252 mins. During that time, the 24-year-old has tallied 14 goals and has had an assist on 23 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 73.2 minutes per game. Hughes has started 189 contests and has racked up 318 fouls over that period. When discussing shots on target, Hughes has earned 59 which is 149th among active players and 71st among midfielders. Gerard Deulofeu is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Watford. The 25-year-old from Spain has netted 51 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which ranks him 49th when compared to active players in soccer. He has played a total of 13,201 minutes over the course of his pro soccer career which ranks him 37th among active forwards and holds an average of 58.7 minutes per game which ranks him 255th in soccer. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has totaled 170 shots on target which ranks him 32nd among active forwards.
Protecting the net for the Hornets is Ben Foster from England. He is 36 years old and has played a total of 35,913 minutes minding the goal for his career. Foster has surrendered an average of 1.41 goals per 90 mins which has him placed 22nd out of all active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he's allowed 563 goals. He has a career save % of .714 which has him placed 15th out of all active professional goalies.
Southampton will be the team across the field and for the 2019 season they have 2 victories, 3 draws, and 8 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are currently ranked 19th in the league with -18. They currently have a total of 13 goals for 2019. Southampton has a team save % of .551 which is good for 19th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have an average attendance of 30,395 which puts them at 14th in the league.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Saints is James Ward-Prowse. The 24 year-old has drilled 19 balls past the goaltender over the course of his career. He is ranked 60th among active midfielders in assists with 19 and has a total of 83 shots on target. He has totaled 11,752 mins and is averaging 57.3 minutes per appearance. Another name to know on this team is Danny Ings. The forward from England has scored 60 goals in the time he's played soccer which is 29th among active forwards. He also has a total of 149 fouls.
In net for the Saints is Angus Gunn who has had a bad career by surrendering 1.51 goals per 90 mins and that has him 25th in professional soccer. In the 6,120 mins he has played in his career, he's allowed 103 goals. He's earned a career save % of .664 which puts him at 24th out of active goalies in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Southampton (+120)
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