Burnley vs Everton Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 12/26/2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Goodison Park is the site where Gylfi Sigurðsson and Everton (5-4-9, 15th in EPL) will play Burnley (7-3-8, 10th in EPL) on Thursday. The probable starting goaltenders are Nick Pope for Burnley and Jordan Pickford for Everton. Burnley are at at +408 while Everton are priced at -142. The total is set at 2.75.
Burnley comes into this match holding a mark of 7 victories, 3 draws, and 8 losses putting them at 10th in EPL. So far this season, they have converted a total of 22 goals which ranks them 10th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -6, putting them at 13th in the EPL. When discussing shots on target, they have a total of 66 which ranks them 15th in the EPL. As a team, Burnley has earned a total of 202 fouls which means they have an average of 11.2 fouls per contest. They have a total of 24 points for 2019 and they are averaging an attendance of 20,317.
Chris Wood is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Clarets. The forward from New Zealand has competed in 340 contests in his career and has played 21,970 minutes. During that period of time, the 27-year-old has tallied 114 goals and has had an assist on 31 goals. For his career he is averaging 64.6 minutes per appearance. Wood has been a starter in 246 contests and has totaled 302 fouls during that period. In discussing shots on target, Wood has 274 which puts him at 24th when compared to active players and 17th among forwards. Ashley Barnes is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Burnley. The 29-year-old from Austria has tallied 95 goals in the time he's played soccer which is 19th when compared to active players in the Premier League. He has totaled 24,274 minutes in the time he's played soccer which is 12th among active forwards and averages 64.9 minutes per game which is 223rd in the Premier League. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has connected on 255 shots on target which is 19th among active forwards.
In net for the Clarets is Nick Pope from England. He has played 12,789 minutes in goal for his career. Pope has given up an average of 1.04 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 6th out of all active goalies. During his career, he's allowed 148 goals. His career save percentage is .748 which has him placed 3rd out of all active goalies.
Everton will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the season they sit with 5 wins, 4 draws, and 9 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they rank 16th in the EPL with -9. They currently have a total of 18 goals for this year. Everton has a save % as a team of .618 which is good for 18th in the EPL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have an average crowd of 39,219 which puts them at 10th in the EPL.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Toffees is Gylfi Sigurðsson. The 29 year-old has drilled 91 balls past the goalie in the time he's played soccer. He is ranked 12th among active midfielders in assists with 54 and has produced 345 shots on target. He has played 26,222 minutes and holds an average of 72.4 minutes per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this team is Richarlison. The forward from Brazil has a total of 33 goals in his career which has him sitting in 54th among active forwards. He also has committed 162 fouls.
In net for the Toffees is Jordan Pickford who has had an ok career by allowing 1.39 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 22nd in the league. In the 21,552 minutes he has played as a goaltender in his career, he has given up 334 goals. His career save percentage is .687 which has him ranked 22nd out of all goalkeepers still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Burnley (+408)
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