Bournemouth vs Brighton & Hove Albion Expert EPL Picks 12/28/2019
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Amex Stadium is the venue where Neal Maupay and Brighton & Hove Albion (5-5-8, 13th in EPL) will play Bournemouth (5-4-9, 14th in EPL) on Saturday. The probable starting goaltenders are Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth and Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion. The line on this matchup has Bournemouth coming in at +250 and Albion are at +100. The total is set at 2.5.
Bournemouth steps onto the field with a record of 5 wins, 4 draws, and 9 losses which puts them at 14th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 19 goals which puts them at 13th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -6, which puts them at 12th in the EPL. In the matter of shots on target, they have earned a total of 61 which puts them at 17th in the EPL. As a team, Bournemouth currently has a total of 172 fouls which means they have an average of 9.6 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 19 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 10,564.
Joshua King is one of the standout players to watch for the Cherries. The forward from Norway has participated in 241 games in his career and has played a total of 16,147 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 27-year-old has tallied 51 goals and has assisted on 21 goals. He has a career average of 67.0 minutes per game. King has started 179 games and has totaled 291 fouls in that time. In terms of shots on target, King has connected on 160 which has him sitting in 57th among all players still active and 35th among forwards. Ryan Fraser is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Bournemouth. The 25-year-old from Scotland has scored 24 goals over the course of his career which puts him at 118th out of all players still active in the league. He has played a total of 13,290 minutes over the course of his career which puts him at 65th among active midfielders and averages 63.0 minutes per game which puts him at 230th in the league. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has totaled 105 shots on target which puts him at 47th among active midfielders.
The man protecting the net for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale from England. He has been on the field a total of 5,130 mins in net for his career. Ramsdale has conceded an average of 1.47 goals per 90 minutes which has him ranking 24th among active goalies in the Premier League. For his career, he has surrendered 84 goals. He has a career save percentage of .543 which has him ranking 26th among active professional goalies.
Brighton & Hove Albion is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the campaign they have 5 wins, 5 draws, and 8 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are currently sitting 10th in the league with -5. They currently have a total of 19 goals for this year. Brighton & Hove Albion has a team save percentage of .720 which has them 7th in the league, which tells us chances to score may be scarce. They have an average crowd of 30,321 putting them at 14th in the league.
One of the scorers to remember for the Seagulls is Neal Maupay. The 22 year-old has guided 62 balls past the goalkeeper in the time he's played soccer. He is 52nd among active forwards in assists with 16 and has totaled 169 shots on target. He has played a total of 11,582 mins and has an average of 61.0 mins per appearance. Another solid player on this squad is Pascal Groß. The midfielder from Germany has scored 31 goals in his professional soccer career which ranks him 39th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 203 fouls.
In net for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan who has had a good career by surrendering only 1.15 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 9th in the Premier League. In the 23,670 minutes he's been on the field over the course of his career, he has surrendered 302 goals. He holds a career save % of .721 which has him ranked 8th out of all active goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Brighton & Hove Albion (+100)
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