Arsenal vs Southampton Prediction, 12/16/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs Southampton
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (-133) Southampton (+350)
Emirates Stadium is the site where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal (4-1-7, 15th in the EPL) will take on Southampton (7-2-3, 4th in the EPL) on Wednesday. The starting goalies will be Bernd Leno for Arsenal and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. Southampton are at at +350 while the Gunners are at -133. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Arsenal faced off with Burnley in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. Arsenal attempted 14 dribbles in this game and converted 6 of those dribbles for a rate of 42.9%. In regard to passing, they earned a 82.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 501 out of their 608 pass attempts in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Arsenal wrapped this game up at a 38.9% rate by landing 7 SoT out of 18 total shots. Arsenal sports an average of 0.83 goals per 90 minutes (10 goals in total) and are sitting with 7 assists in all contests this season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Arsenal. Aubameyang has been in the starting lineup in 317 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.62 G/90. The forward representing France has totaled 195 goals in 28,391 minutes. He has accounted for 51 assists while accumulating 23 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Alexandre Lacazette, the forward who represents France. Lacazette has 22,168 mins during 254 career starting assignments and has been handed 40 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 37 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 140 total goals. He is averaging 0.57 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man defending the goal for Arsenal will be Bernd Leno. Leno (161-94-107 record during his career) has 107 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 29.5% shutout rate. The goalkeeper born in Germany has had 1,459 shots attempted at him in 363 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.24 (450 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .706. Leno has defended the goal for 32,664 minutes and has accumulated 1,024 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Southampton earned three points by winning 3-0 against Sheffield United. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 514 of the 578 passes they attempted for a percentage of 88.9%. Southampton ended the game with a 76.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Southampton connected on 6 shots tried out of the team's 16 shots tried earning them a 37.5% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 24 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, Southampton is averaging 2.00 goals and 1.33 assists per 90.
Che Adams will need to provide a lift for Southampton. He is averaging 0.36 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 145 contests in his career. The forward from England has been on the pitch for 13,151 mins and has earned 53 goals. He has 16 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for James Ward-Prowse, the midfielder representing England. He has totaled 26 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 25 different times. Ward-Prowse has been handed a total of 30 yellow cards in 15,175 mins played (163 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.15.
Alex McCarthy will reside in front of the net for Southampton. During his professional soccer career, McCarthy has allowed 322 goals while earning 773 stops in 229 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.40 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 80-65-85. He has earned a save percentage of .709 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.5%. McCarthy has accumulated 56 shutouts while defending 1,086 shots tried against him in 20,630 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arsenal (-133)
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