Arsenal vs Chelsea Prediction, 12/26/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (+210) Chelsea (-238)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal (4-2-8, 15th in the EPL) host Chelsea (6-4-3, 8th in the EPL) at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Bernd Leno for Arsenal and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at -238 while the Gunners are at +210. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Arsenal took the field against Everton in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 90.4% rate by connecting on 509 of the 563 pass targets last match. Arsenal attempted 11 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 9 of those attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. Concerning shot accuracy, Arsenal wrapped this game up at a 15.4% rate by putting 2 SoT of 13 total shots. Arsenal has an average of 0.86 goals per 90 (12 goals in total) and are sitting with 8 assists in all competitions for the year.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Arsenal. He has accounted for 51 assists while tallying 23 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Aubameyang has been a starter in 318 outings during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.62 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from France has totaled 196 goals in 28,481 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Alexandre Lacazette, the forward hailing from France. Lacazette has been on the pitch for 22,183 mins in 254 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 40 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 37 times during his career while he has scored 140 goals. He currently averages 0.57 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Arsenal is Bernd Leno. Leno (161-95-108 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 107 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.3% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Germany has had 1,463 shots attempted at him in 365 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.24 (453 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of .705. Leno has been on the pitch for a total of 32,844 mins and is sitting with 1,027 saves in his career.
For their last game, Chelsea took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Wolverhampton. They finished the match by completing 444 out of their 522 passing attempts for a percentage of 85.1%. Chelsea earned a 55.6% successful dribble rate by completing 10 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. Chelsea landed 3 shots attempted out of their 13 shots attempted giving them a 23.1% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 25 goals and 19 assists in all their contests, Chelsea is averaging 1.92 goals and 1.46 assists per 90 minutes.
Timo Werner will be counted on for Chelsea. The forward representing Germany has been on the pitch for 16,761 professional minutes and has scored 96 goals. He has accumulated 12 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 39 times. He sports an average of 0.52 goals per 90 minutes and has started 190 outings in his career. Make sure to watch out for Kai Havertz, the forward representing Germany. He has tallied 37 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 22 times. Havertz has earned himself 11 yellow card warnings in 9,706 mins played (109 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.34.
Edouard Mendy will look after the net for Chelsea. So far in his career, Mendy has given up 98 goals and has tallied 293 saves in 113 starting assignments. He has surrendered 0.87 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 34-27-19. He holds a save % of .780 and his shutout rate sits at 42.5%. Mendy has recorded 48 shutouts while defending 377 shots attempted against him in 10,183 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chelsea (-238) and over 2.5 goals
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