Burnley vs Southampton EPL Game Picks 2/15/2020
Saturday, February 15, 2020
St. Mary's Stadium
St. Mary's Stadium is the site where Danny Ings and Southampton (9-4-12, 13th in EPL) will play Burnley (9-4-12, 11th in EPL) on Saturday. The goalies expected to start are Nick Pope for Burnley and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. Burnley are at at +318 while Southampton are at -119. The total has been set at 2.5.
Burnley comes into the game with a record of 9 wins, 4 draws, and 12 losses ranking them 11th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 27 goals which is 14th in the league. Their goal differential is -10, ranking them 13th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they have a total of 73 which is 20th in the league. As a group, Burnley has racked up a total of 278 fouls which has them averaging 11.1 fouls per game. They have a total of 31 points for the season and they have an average attendance of 20,398.
Ashley Westwood is one of the standout players to watch for the Clarets. The midfielder from England has appeared in 359 contests in his professional soccer career and has totaled 29,206 mins. During that time, the 29-year-old has a total of 22 goals and has had an assist on 41 goals. For his career he is averaging 81.4 minutes per game. Westwood has started 329 contests and has totaled 280 fouls in that time. As to shots on target, Westwood has earned 75 which has him ranking 133rd when compared to active players and 64th among midfielders. Chris Wood is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Burnley. The 27-year-old from New Zealand has racked up 117 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which is 11th among active players in soccer. He has played a total of 22,584 mins in the time he's played professional soccer which is 15th among active forwards and is averaging 65.1 minutes per game which is 221st in soccer. In his pro soccer career, he has produced 277 shots on target which is 15th among active forwards.
Looking after the net for the Clarets is Nick Pope from England. He has totaled 13,419 mins in goal in his career. Pope has allowed 1.05 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him ranking 7th among active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he's surrendered 157 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .746 which has him ranking 4th out of all active professional goalies.
Southampton will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 9 wins, 4 draws, and 12 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 18th in the EPL with -15. They have earned a total of 31 goals for the 2019 season. Southampton has a save % as a team of .603 which currently has them ranked 19th in the EPL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have an average attendance of 29,771 which is good for 15th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to remember for the Saints is Danny Ings. The 27 year-old has drilled 69 balls past the goalie over the course of his professional soccer career. He ranks 49th among active forwards in assists with 18 and has totaled 212 shots on target. He has played a total of 14,972 mins and has an average of 70.6 mins per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad is James Ward-Prowse. The midfielder from England has scored 21 goals in the time he has played soccer which ranks him 67th among active midfielders. He also has racked up 172 fouls.
In goal for the Saints is Alex McCarthy who has had a rough career by giving up 1.42 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 26th in professional soccer. In the 18,380 mins he's played in his career, he has given up 291 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .706 which puts him at 19th among all goalies still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Southampton (-119)
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