Brighton & Hove Albion vs Bournemouth EPL Picks & Predictions 1/21/2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Vitality Stadium is the venue where Ryan Fraser and Bournemouth (5-5-12, 19th in EPL) will play Brighton & Hove Albion (6-6-10, 14th in EPL) on Tuesday. The expected starting goalkeepers are Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion and Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth. Albion are at at +161 while the Cherries are at +177. The total opens at 2.5.
Brighton & Hove Albion comes into this matchup with a record of 6 victories, 6 draws, and 10 losses which puts them at 14th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 23 goals which has them at 12th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -5, which puts them at 11th in the EPL. When looking at shots on target, they currently have a total of 89 which has them at 11th in the EPL. As a group, Brighton & Hove Albion has obtained a total of 226 fouls which means they have an average of 10.3 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 24 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 30,353.
Pascal Groß is a top player to watch for the Seagulls. The midfielder from Germany has appeared in 270 games in his professional soccer career and has totaled 20,841 minutes. During that period of time, the 28-year-old has tallied 31 goals and has had an assist on 41 goals. He's earned a career average of 77.2 minutes per game. Groß has started 243 games and has totaled 205 fouls in that time. With regard to shots on target, Groß has connected on 132 which has him ranking 76th when compared to active players and 33rd among midfielders. Neal Maupay is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Brighton & Hove Albion. The 22-year-old from France has racked up 62 goals over the course of his career which has him ranking 44th when compared to active players in soccer. He has played 11,874 minutes over the course of his career which has him ranking 44th among active forwards and has an average of 61.2 minutes per game which has him ranking 241st in soccer. In his professional soccer career, he has totaled 170 shots on target which has him ranking 33rd among active forwards.
Looking after the goal for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan from Australia. He has totaled 24,030 minutes protecting the goal over the course of his career. Ryan has surrendered an average of 1.15 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which ranks him 10th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. For his career, he's given up 306 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .721 which ranks him 9th among active goalies.
Bournemouth will be the team across the field and for the year they have 5 wins, 5 draws, and 12 losses. When talking about goal differential, they sit 19th in the EPL with -15. They currently have a total of 20 goals for the 2019 season. Bournemouth has a save % as a team of .653 which is good for 11th in the EPL, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have an average crowd of 10,517 putting them at 20th in the EPL.
One of the guys to remember for the Cherries is Ryan Fraser. The 25 year-old has delivered 24 balls past the goalkeeper in his professional soccer career. He is sitting at 30th among active midfielders in assists with 34 and has totaled 107 shots on target. He has totaled 13,543 minutes and has an average of 63.0 mins per game. Another dangerous player on this team is Callum Wilson. The forward from England has scored 82 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which is 22nd among active forwards. He also has racked up 323 fouls.
In net for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale who has had a tough career by surrendering 1.52 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 29th in the league. In the 5,400 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he's allowed 91 goals. He has a career save percentage of .531 which puts him at 29th among active goalies in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brighton & Hove Albion (+161)
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