Burnley vs Fulham Prediction, 1/3/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Fulham
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+120) Fulham (+600)
Ivan Cavaleiro and Fulham (2-5-8, 18th in the EPL) travel to Turf Moor on Sunday where they'll take on Burnley (3-4-7, 17th in the EPL). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Nick Pope for Burnley and Alphonse Areola for Fulham. Fulham are at at +600 while the Clarets are priced at +120. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Burnley faced off with Leeds United in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they earned a 76.5% passes received percentage by completing 283 out of their 370 targeted passes last match. Burnley attempted 11 dribbles in this outing and converted 7 of the attempts for a percentage of 63.6%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Burnley walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 14 total shots. Burnley has an average of 0.50 goals per 90 (7 total goals) and have earned 3 assists in all contests for the year.
Ashley Westwood is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Burnley. He has totaled 43 assists while earning 57 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Westwood has been in the starting lineup in 356 matchups during his career and he tallies 0.07 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from England has tallied 24 goals scored in 31,638 mins played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Chris Wood, the forward born in New Zealand. Wood has played 24,287 mins during 273 career starts and has been given a total of 9 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 32 times in his career while he has scored 124 total goals. He averages 0.46 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Burnley will be Nick Pope. Pope (66-53-56 record during his soccer career) has recorded 71 shutouts, which has earned him a 40.8% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from England has seen 728 shots tried against him in 174 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.05 (184 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .761. Pope has defended the goal for 15,759 mins and has 553 stops in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Fulham earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Southampton. Fulham finished with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 19 out of the 38 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by completing 277 of the 395 passing attempts earning a rate of 70.1%. Fulham had 1 SoT out of their 10 shots attempted which had them at a 10.0% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 12 goals and 9 assists in all competitions, Fulham averages 0.80 goals and 0.60 assists per 90 minutes.
Ivan Cavaleiro will be someone to watch for Fulham. He currently averages 0.21 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 139 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Portugal has totaled 12,155 professional minutes and has earned 28 goals. He has accounted for 21 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. Make sure to watch out for Aleksandar Mitrovic, the forward representing Serbia. He has accumulated 114 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 31 different times. Mitrovic has been given 47 yellow card cautions in 19,805 mins played (216 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.52.
Alphonse Areola will be looking after the goal for Fulham. Areola has 81 clean sheets while he has seen 657 shots attempted against him in 17,300 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of .737 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 42.2%. He has conceded 0.97 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 103-48-41. So far in his pro soccer career, Areola has given up 186 goals and has totaled 484 stops in 192 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Fulham (+600)
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