Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton EPL Tips 1/1/2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
St. Mary's Stadium
St. Mary's Stadium is the venue where James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (6-4-10, 15th in EPL) will take on Tottenham Hotspur (8-6-6, 6th in EPL) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers expected to start are Paulo Gazzaniga for Tottenham Hotspur and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. Southampton are at at +333 while Tottenham are priced at -125. The total is set at 2.75.
Tottenham Hotspur steps onto the field with a mark of 8 victories, 6 draws, and 6 losses putting them at 6th in EPL. So far this season, they have converted a total of 35 goals which has them at 5th in the league. Their goal differential is +7, putting them at 6th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 91 which has them at 6th in the league. As a unit, Tottenham Hotspur has collected a total of 204 fouls which has them averaging 10.2 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 30 points for this year and they have an average attendance of 59,308.
Lucas Moura is one of the best players for the Spurs. The forward from Brazil has appeared in 209 games over the course of his pro soccer career and has played 12,640 mins. Up to now, the 26-year-old has a total of 48 goals and has had an assist on 32 goals. He has a career average of 60.5 minutes per appearance. Moura has been a starter in 141 games and has a total of 155 fouls over that period. When looking at shots on target, Moura has produced 128 which puts him at 80th when compared to all players still active and 45th among forwards. Harry Kane is another player to watch out for on the team from Tottenham Hotspur. The 26-year-old from England has tallied 150 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which is 5th among all players still active in professional soccer. He has played 19,355 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which is 24th among active forwards and holds an average of 76.5 mins per appearance which is 127th in professional soccer. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has connected on 387 shots on target which is 8th among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Spurs is Paulo Gazzaniga from Argentina. He has played 8,080 minutes minding the goal in his career. Gazzaniga has conceded 1.26 goals per 90 mins which has him ranking 18th among active goalies. Over the course of his career, he has surrendered 113 goals. He's earned a career save % of .715 which has him ranking 11th out of all active goalies.
Southampton is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the campaign they have 6 wins, 4 draws, and 10 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are sitting 18th in the EPL with -14. They currently have a total of 24 goals for this season. Southampton has a save percentage as a team of .604 which has them 18th in the EPL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are averaging an attendance of 29,513 ranking them 15th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to remember for the Saints is James Ward-Prowse. The 24 year-old has fired 21 balls into the back of the goal over the course of his pro soccer career. He ranks 56th among active midfielders in assists with 21 and has connected on 90 shots on target. He has played 12,472 mins and averages 58.6 mins per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this team is Danny Ings. The forward from England has scored 67 goals in his career which is 26th among active forwards. He also has committed 157 fouls.
In net for the Saints is Alex McCarthy who has had a bad career by giving up 1.42 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 24th in the league. In the 17,930 mins he's played as a goaltender in his career, he has allowed 283 goals. He has a career save percentage of .708 which puts him at 18th out of all goalkeepers still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Southampton (+333)
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