Brighton vs Wolverhampton Prediction, 1/2/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Wolverhampton
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+210) Wolverhampton (+450)
The American Express Community Stadium is the venue where Neal Maupay and Brighton (2-7-6, 16th in the EPL) will take on Wolverhampton (6-3-6, 11th in the EPL) on Saturday. The starting goalies will be Mathew Ryan for Brighton and Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton. Brighton are at +210 while the Wolves are at +450. The total is set at 2.5.
Brighton took the field against West Ham United in their most recent match and walked away with a draw with a final of 2-2. When talking about passing the ball, they had a 83.6% passes received rate by connecting on 493 of the 590 pass targets last contest. Brighton tried 13 dribbles in this contest and completed 8 of those tries for a rate of 61.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Brighton ended this match at a 30.8% clip by hitting 4 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Brighton averages 1.13 g/90 (17 total goals) and have racked up 9 assists in all matches this year.
Neal Maupay is a guy who should impact this matchup for Brighton. He has 20 assists while earning 32 yellow card warnings in his career. Maupay has started 152 games so far in his career and has 0.45 G/90. The forward born in France has 70 goals scored in 14,007 minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Leandro Trossard, the forward representing Belgium. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 58 total goals. Trossard has been on the pitch for 13,352 mins in 149 career starts and has been given a total of 11 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Brighton will be Mathew Ryan. Ryan (123-81-90 mark during his soccer career) has earned 85 shutouts, which gives him a 28.9% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in Australia has faced 1,161 shots tried against him in 294 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.19 (349 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .713. Ryan has been on the pitch for 26,460 mins and is sitting with 833 saves in his pro soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Wolverhampton were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Tottenham. They finished the match by converting 478 out of their 576 attempted passes for a percentage of 83.0%. Wolverhampton finished with a 68.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 17 out of the 25 dribbles they attempted. Wolverhampton had 6 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted which gave them a 54.5% clip when they last took the field. With 15 goals and 8 assists in all their matches, Wolverhampton has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.53 assists per 90 minutes.
Daniel Podence will need to provide a spark for Wolverhampton. The forward born in Portugal has accumulated 6,853 minutes and has scored 16 goals. He has 13 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times. He scores 0.21 goals per 90 mins and has started 83 outings in his career. You should also keep an eye on Pedro Neto, the forward who is from Portugal. Neto has been handed a total of 4 yellow card warnings in 2,239 professional minutes (23 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.32. He has tallied 8 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 6 times.
Rui Patricio will be looking after the goal for Wolverhampton. During his professional soccer career, Patricio has allowed 385 goals and has 1,071 saves in 417 starts. He has surrendered 0.92 goals per 90 while earning a record of 228-101-87. He sports a save percentage of .745 and his shutout rate is currently 38.4%. Patricio has tallied 160 clean sheets while he has seen 1,445 shots tried against him in 37,465 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (+450)
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