Burnley vs Wolverhampton Prediction, 12/21/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Wolverhampton
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+260) Wolverhampton (+110)
Daniel Podence and Wolverhampton (6-2-5, 10th in the EPL) head to Turf Moor on Monday where they'll take on Burnley (2-4-6, 17th in the EPL). The goalies protecting the net will be Nick Pope for Burnley and Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton. Burnley are at +260 while the Wolves are at +110. The total has been set at 2.5.
Burnley faced off with Aston Villa in their last game and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. In regard to passing, they ended with a 69.4% rate by connecting on 172 of the 248 passing attempts in their last game. Burnley attempted 8 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 5 of the tries for a percentage of 62.5%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Burnley finished at a 66.7% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 6 total shots. Burnley averages 0.42 goals per 90 minutes (5 goals in total) and have accounted for 2 assists in all contests for the season.
Ashley Westwood is a player who can be a difference maker for Burnley. He has totaled 43 assists while accumulating 55 yellow card warnings in his career. Westwood has been in the starting lineup in 354 outings during his soccer career while scoring 0.07 G/90. The midfielder from England has 24 goals scored in 31,458 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Chris Wood, the forward born in New Zealand. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 32 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 123 goals. Wood has been on the pitch for 24,107 mins during 271 career starting assignments and has been given 9 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.46 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Burnley will be Nick Pope. Pope has been on the pitch for 15,579 mins and has 549 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.05 (182 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .759. The goalie from England has had 723 shots attempted at him in 172 starts. Pope (65-53-55 record in his career) has 71 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 41.3% shutout percentage.
When they last played, Wolverhampton went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Chelsea. Wolverhampton earned a 76.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 13 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by converting 358 of the 412 attempted passes for a percentage of 86.9%. Wolverhampton connected on 4 shots attempted out of the team's 12 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 13 goals and 7 assists in all competitions, Wolverhampton averages 1.00 goal and 0.54 assists per 90.
Daniel Podence should be someone to watch for Wolverhampton. The forward representing Portugal has been on the field for 6,674 professional minutes while scoring 16 goals. He has tallied 12 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times. He currently averages 0.22 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 81 outings during his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Pedro Neto, the forward representing Portugal. He has totaled 8 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 5 different times. Neto has been given 4 yellow card warnings in 2,059 mins (21 starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.35.
Rui Patricio will be looking after the net for Wolverhampton. In his career, Patricio has conceded 382 goals and has earned 1,067 stops in 415 starts. He has surrendered 0.92 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 228-100-86. He has a save percentage of .746 and his shutout rate is currently 38.6%. Patricio has accumulated 160 clean sheets while defending 1,438 shots against him in 37,285 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (+110)
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