Brighton vs Southampton Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/16/2020
Game: Brighton vs Southampton
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: NBC Sports Gold
Odds/Point Spread: Seagulls (+260) Saints (+125)
St. Mary's Stadium is the site where Neal Maupay and Brighton (8-12-15, 15th in EPL) will play Southampton (13-5-16, 12th in EPL) on Thursday. The goalies expected to start are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Mathew Ryan for Brighton. Southampton are at at +125 while Brighton are at +260. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Brighton steps onto the field with a mark of 8 victories, 12 draws, and 15 losses putting them at 15th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 32 goals which has them at 17th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -16, putting them at 15th in the EPL. In the matter of shots on target, they have compiled a total of 128 which has them at 13th in the EPL. As a team, Brighton & Hove Albion has obtained a total of 351 fouls which has them averaging 10 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 36 points for the 2020 season.
Neal Maupay is one of the best players for the Seagulls. The forward from France has competed in 206 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has played a total of 12,758 minutes. During that time, the 22-year-old has netted 64 goals and has had an assist on 18 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 61.9 mins per appearance. Maupay has started 137 games and has committed 248 fouls over the course of that time. With regard to shots on target, Maupay has earned 183 which places him at 50th out of active players and 31st among forwards. Glenn Murray is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Brighton. The 35-year-old from England has racked up 189 goals in his career which ranks him 4th among all players still active in the Premier League. He has totaled 33,454 minutes in his career which ranks him 4th among active forwards and has an average of 67.3 minutes per appearance which ranks him 201st in the Premier League. In his pro soccer career, he has connected on 469 shots on target which ranks him 4th among active forwards.
The man protecting the goal for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan from Australia. He has played 25,200 minutes minding the net in his career. Ryan has given up 1.17 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him placed 12th among active goalies in the Premier League. For his career, he has allowed 328 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .715 which has him placed 13th out of all active goalies.
Southampton is the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they sit with 13 wins, 5 draws, and 16 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are currently sitting 12th in the EPL with -13. They have a total of 43 goals for this year. Southampton has a team save percentage of .649 which has them sitting 17th in the EPL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Saints is James Ward-Prowse. The 24 year-old has drilled 22 balls past the man in net over the course of his career. He is placed at 54th among active midfielders in assists with 22 and has connected on 96 shots on target. He has totaled 13,732 minutes and has an average of 60.5 mins per appearance. Another dangerous player on this team is Che Adams. The forward from England has scored 46 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranked 43rd among active forwards. He also has a total of 213 fouls.
In goal for the Saints is Alex McCarthy who has had a tough career by giving up 1.41 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 28th in the Premier League. In the 19,190 minutes he has played in his career, he has allowed 301 goals. His career save % is .706 which has him sitting 20th out of all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brighton (+260)
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