Sheffield United vs Brighton & Hove Albion EPL Picks 12/21/2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Neal Maupay and Brighton & Hove Albion (5-5-7, 13th in EPL) host Sheffield United (6-7-4, 7th in EPL) at Amex Stadium on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The expected starting goalkeepers are Dean Henderson for Sheffield United and Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion. United are at at +213 while Albion are at +146. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Sheffield United comes into this game with a mark of 6 wins, 7 draws, and 4 defeats putting them at 7th in EPL. So far this year, they have earned a total of 19 goals which has them sitting at 13th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +5, putting them at 7th in the EPL. With regard to shots on target, they have earned a total of 61 which has them sitting at 17th in the EPL. As a group, Sheffield United has obtained a total of 190 fouls which has them averaging 11.2 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 25 points for the 2019 season and they have an average attendance of 30,863.
David McGoldrick is one of the best players to watch for the Blades. The forward from Ireland has played in 397 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has totaled 27,335 mins. During that period of time, the 31-year-old has connected on 100 goals and has had an assist on 29 goals. He's earned a career average of 68.9 minutes per game. McGoldrick has been a starter in 304 games and has totaled 412 fouls over that period. Concerning shots on target, McGoldrick has totaled 407 which has him sitting in 5th when compared to active players and 5th among forwards. John Fleck is another player to watch out for on the squad from Sheffield United. The 27-year-old from Scotland has scored 22 goals in his career which places him at 126th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played 28,043 mins in his career which places him at 7th among active forwards and holds an average of 79.0 minutes per appearance which places him at 96th in the Premier League. In his career, he has produced 175 shots on target which places him at 32nd among active forwards.
The goaltender for the Blades is Dean Henderson from England. He has racked up 9,630 minutes protecting the net over the course of his career. Henderson has conceded an average of 0.86 goals per 90 mins which has him ranked 3rd among active goalies. During his career, he's surrendered 92 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .768 which has him ranked 1st among active goalies.
Brighton & Hove Albion is the team looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they sit with 5 wins, 5 draws, and 7 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are sitting 10th in the league with -4. They currently have a total of 19 goals for the 2019 season. Brighton & Hove Albion has a save % as a team of .725 which has them sitting 6th in the league, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have an average attendance of 30,298 putting them at 14th in the league.
One of the players to remember for the Seagulls is Neal Maupay. The 22 year-old has drilled 62 balls into the back of the net in the time he's played professional soccer. He ranks 52nd among active forwards in assists with 16 and has connected on 169 shots on target. He has played a total of 11,492 mins and averages 60.8 mins per appearance. Another name to know on this squad is Pascal Groß. The midfielder from Germany has connected on 31 goals over the course of his career which ranks him 39th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 203 fouls.
In net for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan who has played well in his career by surrendering only 1.15 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 9th in the Premier League. In the 23,580 mins he has been on the field in his career, he has allowed 301 goals. He has a career save percentage of .722 which puts him at 9th out of all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+213)
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