Burnley vs Chelsea Prediction, 10/31/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+450) Chelsea (-188)
Chris Wood and Burnley (0-1-4, 18th in EPL) host Chelsea (2-3-1, 10th in EPL) at Turf Moor on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Nick Pope for Burnley and Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at -188 while the Clarets are priced at +450. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Burnley has been able to control possession for 43.8% of games while they dribble successfully 63.3% of the time (7th in the league). They have tried 58 shots at their opponents goal with 17 of them being on target, which is a 29.3% SOT percentage. Burnley as a team have scored 3 goals this season, which is 19th in the league. They have caught 1,575 passes from teammates on 1,951 tries on the campaign, which makes their receiving percentage 80.7%.
Chris Wood is a guy who should impact this matchup for Burnley. He has 32 assists while accumulating 9 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Wood has been in the starting lineup in 264 contests in his career and he has earned 0.47 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in New Zealand has earned 122 goals in 23,539 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Ashley Westwood, the midfielder from England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 42 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 24 goals. Westwood has 30,828 mins in 347 starting assignments and has been given a total of 55 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.07 goals per 90 minutes in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Burnley is Nick Pope. Pope (63-50-54 mark during his career) has recorded 67 clean sheets, which has earned him a 40.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from England has seen 688 shots tried against him in 166 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.07 (178 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of .753. Pope has seen the pitch for a total of 15,039 mins and has tallied 518 stops during his career.
Chelsea has 3,545 targets so far this season (2nd in English Premier League) with 3,223 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 90.9% and they maintain possession of the ball 56.2% of the time. The Blues have had success dribbling 48.5% of the time for the season while collecting 13 goals. They have been able to hit on 38.6% of their shots on target on 70 shots.
Timo Werner will be counted on for Chelsea. He has an average of 0.52 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 183 games in his pro soccer career. The forward from Germany has totaled 16,167 professional minutes while he has scored 94 goals. He has accumulated 12 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 37 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kai Havertz, the forward from Germany. Havertz has been handed a total of 11 yellow cards in 9,410 mins played (105 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has collected 37 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 22 times.
Kepa Arrizabalaga will be looking after the goal for the Blues. During his pro soccer career, Arrizabalaga has given up 222 goals while tallying 494 stops in 183 starts. He has given up 1.22 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 78-44-60. He has a save percentage of .693 and his clean sheet rate is 30.6%. Arrizabalaga has racked up 56 shutouts while defending 709 shots attempted against him in 16,415 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Burnley (+450)
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