Burnley vs Everton Prediction, 12/5/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Everton
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+215) Everton (+106)
Turf Moor is the venue where Chris Wood and Burnley (1-2-6, 18th in the EPL) will take on Everton (5-1-4, 7th in the EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Nick Pope for Burnley and Jordan Pickford for Everton. The line on this contest has Burnley priced at +215 and the Toffees are priced at +106. The total is set at 2.5.
Burnley took the field against Manchester City in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 5-0. Burnley attempted 16 dribbles in this game and were successful in 10 of the tries for a rate of 62.5%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 75.6% passes received rate by connecting on 251 out of their 332 passing targets in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Burnley ended this match at a 11.1% clip by hitting 1 shot on target of 9 total shots. Burnley averages 0.44 goals per 90 (4 goals in total) and have 1 assist in all games for the season.
Chris Wood is a player who should be able to impact this match for Burnley. He has totaled 32 assists while tallying 9 yellow card cautions in his career. Wood has had a starting assignment in 268 matchups during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.46 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from New Zealand has 123 goals in 23,867 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Ashley Westwood, the midfielder born in England. Westwood has been on the pitch for 31,188 minutes in 351 career starting assignments and has been handed 55 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 42 times during his soccer career and he has scored 24 goals. He scores 0.07 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Burnley will be Nick Pope. Pope has defended the goal for 15,309 minutes and has earned 532 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.06 (181 total goals conceded) and his save % is .755. The goalkeeper hailing from England has had 705 shots attempted against him in 169 career starts. Pope (64-51-55 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 69 shutouts, which leaves him with a 40.8% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Everton walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Leeds United. Everton finished with a 73.7% successful dribble rate by completing 14 out of the 19 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 329 out of their 399 passes they attempted for a percentage of 82.5%. Everton landed 9 SoT out of their 17 shots attempted which had them at a 52.9% rate in their last game. Having tallied 19 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, Everton averages 1.90 goals and 1.30 assists per 90.
James Rodriguez will be someone to watch for Everton. He is averaging 0.45 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 184 games so far in his career. The forward born in Colombia has earned 16,080 minutes while earning 80 goals. He has totaled 21 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 84 times. Make sure to watch out for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the forward born in England. Calvert-Lewin has been handed 22 yellow cards in 8,782 mins played (92 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.40. He has accumulated 39 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 9 times.
Jordan Pickford will look after the goal for Everton. Pickford has racked up 73 clean sheets while seeing 1,161 shots attempted against him in 24,162 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .685 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.0%. He has conceded 1.40 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 84-71-113. Thus far in his career, Pickford has conceded 376 goals and has accumulated 798 saves in 270 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Everton (+106)
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