Bournemouth vs Sheffield United Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 2/9/2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Bramall Lane is the site where Oliver Norwood and Sheffield United (9-9-7, 6th in EPL) will take on Bournemouth (7-5-13, 16th in EPL) on Sunday. The probable starting goalies are Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth and Dean Henderson for Sheffield United. The Cherries are at at +364 while United are at -123. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Bournemouth comes into this matchup with a mark of 7 wins, 5 draws, and 13 losses which puts them at 16th in EPL. So far this year, they have scored a total of 24 goals which is 15th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -13, which puts them at 15th in the EPL. in respect to shots on target, they have a total of 81 which is 15th in the EPL. As a unit, Bournemouth has collected a total of 232 fouls which means they have an average of 9.3 fouls per game. They have a total of 26 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging a crowd of 10,498.
Callum Wilson is one of the players to watch for the Cherries. The forward from England has participated in 229 contests in his professional soccer career and has played a total of 17,874 minutes. During that period of time, the 27-year-old has connected on 83 goals and has assisted on 25 goals. He's earned a career average of 78.1 mins per appearance. Wilson has been a starter in 203 contests and has committed 329 fouls over that period. In the matter of shots on target, Wilson has a total of 215 which has him ranking 38th out of all players still active and 23rd among forwards. Ryan Fraser is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Bournemouth. The 25-year-old from Scotland has a total of 24 goals in his career which has him ranked 122nd when compared to active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 13,813 mins in his career which has him ranked 65th among active midfielders and has an average of 63.4 mins per game which has him ranked 228th in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has totaled 109 shots on target which has him ranked 45th among active midfielders.
Protecting the net for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale from England. He has totaled 5,670 minutes in goal over the course of his career. Ramsdale has conceded 1.49 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which places him at 28th among active goalies in EPL. For his career, he has given up 94 goals. His career save % is .550 which places him at 29th out of all active goalies.
Sheffield United is the team standing on the sideline and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 9 victories, 9 draws, and 7 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 7th in the EPL with +3. They have a total of 23 goals for this season. Sheffield United has a team save % of .742 which has them ranked 2nd in the EPL, which tells us chances to score may be limited. They are averaging a crowd of 30,783 ranking them 13th in the EPL.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Blades is Oliver Norwood. The 28 year-old has put 24 balls past the man in net over the course of his career. He ranks 30th among active midfielders in assists with 34 and has produced 119 shots on target. He has totaled 25,292 mins and holds an average of 75.1 minutes per game. Another solid player on this squad is John Lundstram. The midfielder from England has connected on 12 goals over the course of his career which is 85th among active midfielders. He also has racked up 175 fouls.
In goal for the Blades is Dean Henderson who has played well in his career by giving up only 0.86 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 3rd in the EPL. In the 10,350 minutes he's been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he's surrendered 99 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .768 which has him sitting 2nd among all goalies still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Bournemouth (+364)
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