Burnley vs Sheffield United Prediction, 12/29/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Sheffield United
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+120) Sheffield United (+250)
Ashley Westwood and Burnley (3-4-7, 17th in the EPL) play Sheffield United (0-2-13, 20th in the EPL) at Turf Moor on Tuesday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Nick Pope for Burnley and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. United are at at +250 while the Clarets are priced at +120. The total is set at 2.5.
Burnley took the field against Leeds United in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 76.5% received passes rate by connecting on 283 out of their 370 pass targets last match. Burnley tried 11 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 7 of those attempts for a rate of 63.6%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Burnley finished the game at a 42.9% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 14 total shots. Burnley is averaging 0.50 g/90 (7 goals in total) and are sitting with 3 assists in all games this season.
Ashley Westwood is a player who should be able to impact this match for Burnley. He has 43 assists while earning 57 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Westwood has been a starter in 356 games in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.07 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in England has 24 goals scored in 31,638 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Chris Wood, the forward representing New Zealand. Wood has been on the field for 24,287 minutes in 273 starts and has been given 9 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 32 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 124 total goals. He is averaging 0.46 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Burnley is Nick Pope. Pope has seen the pitch for a total of 15,759 minutes and has 553 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.05 (184 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .761. The goalkeeper hailing from England has seen 728 shots tried at him in 174 starts. Pope (66-53-56 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 71 clean sheets, which gives him a 40.8% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Sheffield United walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Everton. Sheffield United earned a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 out of the 11 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 327 of the 408 attempted passes for a rate of 80.1%. Sheffield United had 1 shot on goal out of their 10 shots attempted giving them a 10.0% clip in their last match. Having a total of 8 goals and 5 assists for all their games, Sheffield United averages 0.53 goals and 0.33 assists per 90 min.
Billy Sharp should provide a spark for Sheffield United. The forward representing England has been on the field for 39,896 professional minutes and he has scored 231 goals. He has totaled 63 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 56 times. He currently averages 0.52 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 450 contests during his career. Be sure to watch out for Oliver McBurnie, the forward who is from England. McBurnie has been given a total of 15 yellow cards in 10,025 mins (105 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.41. He has accumulated 46 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 7 times.
Aaron Ramsdale will be residing in front of the goal for Sheffield United. Ramsdale has accumulated 15 clean sheets and has defended 357 shots tried against him in 8,190 career minutes. He holds a save % of .683 and his clean sheet rate is 16.5%. He has surrendered 1.62 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 21-18-52. During his pro soccer career, Ramsdale has given up 147 goals while totaling 240 stops in 91 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+250)
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