Brighton vs Southampton Prediction, 12/7/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Southampton
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+160) Southampton (+162)
Che Adams and Southampton (5-2-3, 5th in the EPL) go to The American Express Community Stadium on Monday where they'll meet Brighton (2-4-4, 16th in the EPL). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Mathew Ryan for Brighton and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. Brighton are at +160 while the Saints are at +162. The total opens at 2.5.
Brighton stepped onto the pitch against Liverpool in their last game and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 78.9% passes received percentage by completing 285 of the 361 passing targets in their last game. Brighton attempted 14 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 10 of the dribbles for a rate of 71.4%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Brighton finished at a 22.2% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 9 shots. Brighton is averaging 1.30 goals per 90 (13 total goals) and have accounted for 9 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Leandro Trossard is a guy who can be a difference maker for Brighton. He has totaled 21 assists while tallying 11 yellow card cautions during his career. Trossard has started 146 matchups during his pro soccer career and scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Belgium has accumulated 58 goals scored in 13,085 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Solly March, the forward hailing from England. He has assisted on a goal 13 times so far in his career and he has scored 11 total goals. March has been on the pitch for 9,632 minutes during 103 starts and has been given a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.10 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Brighton is Mathew Ryan. Ryan has seen the pitch for a total of 26,280 minutes and has accumulated 829 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.18 (344 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .715. The goalkeeper hailing from Australia has seen 1,153 shots sent in his direction in 292 career starting assignments. Ryan (123-81-88 mark during his career) has recorded 85 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.1% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Southampton took a loss by a score of 3-2 against Manchester United. They finished this game by completing 440 out of their 535 attempted passes for a percentage of 82.2%. Southampton ended the game with a 70.0% successful dribble rate by converting 14 out of the 20 dribbles they pursued. Southampton connected on 5 shots on goal out of the team's 10 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% clip when they last took the field. With 19 goals and 12 assists for all their games, Southampton is averaging 1.90 goals and 1.20 assists per 90 min.
Che Adams will need to provide a spark for Southampton. He is averaging 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has started 143 matches during his career. The forward representing England has been on the field for 12,978 mins and he has scored 52 goals. He has accounted for 16 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times. You should also watch out for James Ward-Prowse, the midfielder representing England. Ward-Prowse has earned himself a total of 30 yellow card warnings in 14,995 mins (161 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.16. He has 26 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 24 different times.
Alex McCarthy will be looking after the net for Southampton. So far in his career, McCarthy has surrendered 321 goals and has accounted for 770 stops in 227 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.41 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 78-65-85. He has a save percentage of .708 and his clean sheet rate is 24.2%. McCarthy has racked up 55 shutouts and has seen 1,083 shots against him in 20,450 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Southampton (+162)
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