Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion EPL Picks 12/8/2019
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Raúl Jiménez and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (4-8-2, 6th in EPL) travel to Amex Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Brighton & Hove Albion (4-3-7, 16th in EPL). The expected starting goalies are Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion. The Wolverhampton Wanderers are at at +188 while Albion are at +173. The total has been set at 2.25.
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC comes into this matchup with a mark of 4 victories, 8 draws, and 2 defeats ranking them 6th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 17 goals which ranks 12th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +2, ranking them 8th in the EPL. In terms of shots on target, they have earned a total of 52 which ranks 15th in the EPL. As a group, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has obtained a total of 169 fouls which has them averaging 12.1 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 20 points for the 2019 season and they have an average attendance of 31,178.
Raúl Jiménez is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Wolves. The forward from Mexico has appeared in 228 games in the time he's played soccer and has totaled 13,283 minutes. In that time, the 28-year-old has racked up 67 goals and has had an assist on 28 goals. He's earned a career average of 58.3 mins per appearance. Jiménez has been a starter in 140 games and has racked up 182 fouls over the course of that time. When it comes to shots on target, Jiménez has produced 197 which has him ranking 43rd among active players and 26th among forwards. João Moutinho is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. The 32-year-old from Portugal has a total of 36 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which puts him at 76th out of active players in professional soccer. He has played a total of 37,740 minutes over the course of his professional soccer career which puts him at 2nd among active midfielders and is averaging 82.8 mins per game which puts him at 49th in professional soccer. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has a total of 158 shots on target which puts him at 23rd among active midfielders.
Protecting the net for the Wolves is Rui Patricio from Portugal. He has played 33,955 mins defending the goal for his career. Patricio has conceded 0.91 goals per 90 mins which puts him at 4th among active goalies. For his career, he's allowed 342 goals. He has a career save percentage of .744 which puts him at 4th among active goalies.
Brighton & Hove Albion is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 4 wins, 3 draws, and 7 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they currently sit 13th in the EPL with -5. They currently have a total of 14 goals for this season. Brighton & Hove Albion has a save percentage as a team of .727 which is good for 5th in the EPL, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have an average attendance of 30,313 ranking them 14th in the EPL.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Seagulls is Neal Maupay. The 22 year-old has put 59 balls into the back of the goal in his career. He is sitting at 51st among active forwards in assists with 16 and has totaled 161 shots on target. He has played 11,222 mins and averages 60.3 mins per game. Another one of the great players on this team is Pascal Groß. The midfielder from Germany has scored 31 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which is 39th among active midfielders. He also has racked up 198 fouls.
In net for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan who has had a good career by giving up only 1.15 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 9th in the Premier League. In the 23,310 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he's surrendered 297 goals. He has a career save percentage of .722 which places him at 8th out of all active goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (+188)
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