Brighton vs Arsenal Prediction, 12/29/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Arsenal
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+210) Arsenal (+135)
Neal Maupay and Brighton (2-7-6, 16th in the EPL) host Arsenal (5-2-8, 15th in the EPL) at The American Express Community Stadium on Tuesday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Mathew Ryan for Brighton and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Arsenal are at at +135 while the Seagulls are at +210. The total has been set at 2.5.
Brighton took the field against West Ham United in their last game and finished with a draw by a score of 2-2. Brighton tried 13 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 8 of those tries for a percentage of 61.5%. In the passing game, they finished with a 83.6% rate by converting 493 out of their 590 pass attempts in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Brighton walked away from the pitch at a 30.8% clip by landing 4 shots on target of 13 shots. Brighton averages 1.13 goals per 90 min (17 goals in total) and have earned 9 assists in all competitions this year.
Neal Maupay is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Brighton. He has accounted for 20 assists while accumulating 32 yellow card cautions during his career. Maupay has been given a starting assignment in 152 contests during his career and he tallies 0.45 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from France has racked up 70 goals in 14,007 minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Leandro Trossard, the forward representing Belgium. Trossard has played 13,352 mins during 149 career starts and has been given 11 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 21 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 58 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.39 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Brighton is Mathew Ryan. Ryan has defended the goal for 26,460 minutes and is sitting with 833 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.19 (349 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .713. The goalie from Australia has faced 1,161 shots sent in his direction in 294 career starts. Ryan (123-81-90 mark during his soccer career) has 85 shutouts, which gives him a 28.9% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Arsenal walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Chelsea. Arsenal had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 7 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by converting 252 of the 334 passes they tried for a percentage of 75.4%. Arsenal connected on 6 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 42.9% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 15 goals and 9 assists in all their contests, Arsenal is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.60 assists per 90.
Alexandre Lacazette should be someone to watch for Arsenal. He currently averages 0.57 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 255 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward born in France has totaled 22,272 mins while scoring 141 goals. He has collected 40 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 37 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward representing France. Aubameyang has been handed a total of 23 yellow card warnings in 28,481 mins played (318 starts). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.62. He has accumulated 196 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 51 different times.
Bernd Leno will look after the net for Arsenal. Leno has earned 107 clean sheets while defending 1,465 shots tried against him in 32,934 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of .704 and his shutout rate is currently 29.2%. He has surrendered 1.24 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 162-95-108. During his career, Leno has given up 454 goals and has earned 1,028 saves in 366 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brighton (+210)
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