Arsenal vs Sheffield United Prediction, 10/4/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs Sheffield United
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (-178) Sheffield United (+573)
Alexandre Lacazette and Arsenal (2-0-0, 3rd in EPL) host Sheffield United (0-0-3, 20th in EPL) at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Bernd Leno for Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. The odds on this contest have Arsenal coming in at -178 and the Blades are at +573. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Arsenal have collected 5 goals this season, which ranks 8th in the league. They have attempted 19 shots at their opponents goal with 8 on target, which is a 42.1% shots on target percentage. Arsenal has controlled possession of the ball for 59% of games while they have success at dribbling 54.8% of the time (18th in the league). They have been on the receiving end of 1,187 passes on 1,324 targets for the year, giving them a receiving percentage of 89.7%.
Alexandre Lacazette is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Arsenal. Lacazette has been a starter in 248 games so far in his career while he scores 0.58 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing France has racked up 139 goals scored in 21,686 minutes played. He has totaled 37 assists while tallying 38 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward who is from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 51 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 194 goals. Aubameyang has played 27,495 minutes in 307 starting assignments and has been given a total of 22 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.64 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Arsenal will be Bernd Leno. Bernd Leno has defended the goal for 31,764 minutes and has tallied 996 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.24 (436 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .707. The keeper from Germany has faced 1,418 shots tried at him in 353 starting assignments. Leno (159-93-100 record during his career) has recorded 105 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.7% clean sheet percentage.
Sheffield United has tallied 1,001 targets this season (15th in the league) with 823 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 82.2% and they have controlled possession of the ball 40% of the time. The Blades have successfully dribbled 60% of the time for the season while scoring no goals to this point. They have connected on 16% of their shots on target out of 25 shots.
Billy Sharp is a guy who can be a difference maker for Sheffield United. He has accounted for 56 assists while accumulating 63 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Sharp has been a starter in 449 games during his pro soccer career and has 0.52 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from England has totaled 230 goals scored in 39,812 mins. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Oliver McBurnie, the forward from England. McBurnie has been on the pitch for 9,330 mins in 98 starts and has been handed 15 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times during his career while he has scored 45 goals. He is currently averaging 0.43 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Sheffield Utd will be Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale (21-16-42 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 15 shutouts, which gives him a 19.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from England has seen 290 shots sent in his direction in 79 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.58 (125 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .686. Ramsdale has played for a total of 7,110 minutes and has accumulated 195 saves in his pro soccer career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arsenal (-178)
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