Brighton vs Sheffield United Prediction, 12/20/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Sheffield United
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (-110) Sheffield United (+320)
The American Express Community Stadium is the site where Neal Maupay and Brighton (2-5-6, 16th in the EPL) will play Sheffield United (0-1-12, 20th in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Mathew Ryan for Brighton and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. The odds on this game have Brighton coming in at -110 and the Blades are at +320. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Brighton played Fulham in their last game and got the draw with a final of 0-0. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 75.7% received passes rate by completing 389 of the 514 pass targets in their last game. Brighton tried 16 dribbles in this match and were successful in 8 of the tries for a rate of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Brighton walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 9 total shots. Brighton is averaging 1.08 goals per 90 min (14 goals in total) and have racked up 9 assists in all competitions this year.
Neal Maupay is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Brighton. He has accounted for 20 assists while earning 32 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Maupay has been a starter in 150 matchups so far in his career and scores 0.45 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing France has totaled 69 goals scored in 13,853 mins. Another guy who should impact this match is Leandro Trossard, the forward born in Belgium. Trossard has totaled 13,172 minutes during 147 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 11 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times during his career while scoring 58 goals. He averages 0.40 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Brighton will be Mathew Ryan. Ryan has defended the goal for a total of 26,460 minutes and has accumulated 833 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.19 (349 goals conceded) and he has a save % of .713. The goalkeeper from Australia has faced 1,161 shots attempted at him in 294 career starts. Ryan (123-81-90 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 85 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.9% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Sheffield United took a defeat with a final score of 3-0 against Southampton. Sheffield United earned a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by completing 204 of the 266 passing attempts for a percentage of 76.7%. Sheffield United converted 6 shots attempted out of 12 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 7 goals and 4 assists in all matches, Sheffield United has an average of 0.54 goals and 0.31 assists per 90 minutes.
Billy Sharp will be counted on for Sheffield United. The forward hailing from England has been on the field for 39,896 mins while scoring 231 goals. He has totaled 63 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 56 times. He is averaging 0.52 G/90 and has been a starter in 450 contests during his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Oliver McBurnie, the forward representing England. He has accumulated 46 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 7 times. McBurnie has been given 15 yellow card cautions in 9,980 mins played (105 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.41.
Aaron Ramsdale will look after the net for Sheffield United. During his professional soccer career, Ramsdale has allowed 145 goals while totaling 234 stops in 89 starts. He has surrendered 1.63 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 21-17-51. He has a save % of .682 and his clean sheet rate sits at 16.9%. Ramsdale has totaled 15 shutouts and defended 349 shots tried against him in 8,010 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brighton (-110)
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