Chelsea vs Sheffield United Prediction, 11/7/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Sheffield United
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-333) Sheffield United (+800)
Kai Havertz and Chelsea (3-3-1, 7th in the EPL) play Sheffield United (0-1-6, 19th in the EPL) at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. The moneyline on this matchup has Chelsea coming in at -333 and the Blades are at +800. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Chelsea faced off with Burnley in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 3 - 0. Chelsea attempted 14 dribbles in this outing and completed 5 of those dribbles for a rate of 35.7%. In the passing game, they ended with a 90.1% passes received rate by completing 620 out of their 688 passing attempts last match. Concerning shot accuracy, they wrapped this game up at a 61.5% rate by landing 8 shots on target of 13 total shots. Chelsea sports an average of 2.29 goals per 90 (16 total goals) and have tallied 10 assists in all games for this campaign.
Kai Havertz is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Chelsea. He has totaled 22 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Havertz has been a starter in 106 games in his career and accounts for 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Germany has totaled 37 goals scored in 9,495 professional minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Timo Werner, the forward who represents Chelsea. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 37 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 95 total goals. Werner has 16,257 mins in 184 career starting assignments and has been given 12 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.53 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Chelsea will be Edouard Mendy. Mendy (31-26-17 record in his career) has earned 46 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 43.0% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper taking the field for Chelsea has had 362 shots tried against him in 107 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.87 (93 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of .782. Mendy has seen the pitch for a total of 9,643 minutes and is sitting with 282 saves during his career.
The last time they took the field, Sheffield United went home defeated by a final of 1 - 0 against Manchester City. They wrapped up this match by completing 315 out of their 359 passes they tried earning a rate of 87.7%. Sheffield United ended the game with a 41.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 12 dribbles they tried. Sheffield United converted 1 shots on goal out of 4 shots tried which gave them a 25.0% rate in their last match. Having a total of 3 goals and 1 assist for all their games, Sheffield United averages 0.43 goals and 0.14 assists per 90 minutes.
Billy Sharp will be someone to watch for Sheffield United. The forward born in England has played 39,837 professional minutes while scoring 231 goals. He has accumulated 63 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 56 times. He has an average of 0.52 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 449 outings so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Oliver McBurnie, the forward representing Sheffield United. McBurnie has earned himself 15 yellow card warnings in 9,635 minutes (101 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.42. He has earned 45 goals thus far in his 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 shutouts while defending 314 shots against him in 7,470 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of .691 and his shutout rate is currently at 18.1%. He has conceded 1.58 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 21-17-45. In his pro soccer career, Ramsdale has conceded 131 goals and has totaled 213 stops in 83 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chelsea (-333)
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