Brighton vs West Brom Prediction, 10/26/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs West Brom
Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+102) West Brom (+279)
Matheus Pereira and West Brom (0-2-3, 17th in EPL) travel to The American Express Community Stadium on Monday where they'll take on Brighton (1-1-3, 16th in EPL). The goaltenders protecting the net are Mathew Ryan for Brighton and Sam Johnstone for West Brom. Brighton are at +102 while the Baggies are priced at +279. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Brighton have scored 9 goals this season, which ranks 7th in EPL. They have launched 70 shots at their opponents goal with 17 on target, which means they have a 24.3% SOT percentage. Brighton has controlled possession for 56.4% of matches while they dribble successfully 67.5% of the time (3rd in EPL). They have caught 2,297 passes from teammates on 2,616 attempts on the campaign, which makes their receiving percentage 87.8%.
Leandro Trossard is a player who should be able to impact this match for Brighton. He has accounted for 21 assists while tallying 11 yellow cards in his career. Trossard has been given a starting assignment in 144 games so far in his career and he has earned 0.41 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Belgium has totaled 58 goals in 12,869 minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Neal Maupay, the forward from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 20 times in his career while scoring 69 total goals. Maupay has been on the field for 13,452 mins in 145 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 32 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.46 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Brighton will be Mathew Ryan. Ryan has seen the field for 25,920 mins and has tallied 822 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.18 (341 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .715. The goalkeeper from Australia has faced 1,143 shots attempted at him in 288 career starting assignments. Ryan (122-78-88 record in his career) has tallied 84 clean sheets, which has earned him a 29.2% shutout percentage.
The Baggies have had success dribbling 49.3% of the time this year while accumulating 5 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 82.9% and they control possession of the ball 36.8% of the time. West Brom has totaled 1,626 targets for the year (17th in EPL) and they have 1,348 successful received passes. They have been able to hit on 42.5% of their shots on target on 40 shots.
Matheus Pereira should provide a lift for West Brom. He currently averages 0.23 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 89 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Brazil has 7,757 professional minutes while he has scored 20 goals. He has 18 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Callum Robinson, the forward who is from England. He has 40 goals in his career while helping on a goal 21 times. Robinson has earned himself 10 yellow card warnings in 11,694 mins played (134 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.31.
Sam Johnstone is expected to look after the goal for the Baggies. Johnstone has racked up 76 shutouts while he has seen 935 shots against him in 21,330 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of .718 and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.1%. He has conceded 1.16 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 102-70-65. During his pro soccer career, Johnstone has given up 275 goals while he has accumulated 671 saves in 237 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take West Brom (+279)
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