Chelsea vs West Ham United Prediction, 12/21/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs West Ham United
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-238) West Ham United (+550)
Stamford Bridge is the venue where Kai Havertz and Chelsea (6-4-3, 7th in the EPL) will take on West Ham United (6-3-4, 8th in the EPL) on Monday. The starting goalies will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. The Pensioners are at -238 while the Hammers are at +550. The total is set at 3.5.
Chelsea played Wolverhampton in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 85.1% rate by converting 444 of the 522 passing targets last match. Chelsea tried 18 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 10 of those tries for a rate of 55.6%. Regarding shot accuracy, Chelsea finished at a 23.1% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 13 total shots. Chelsea averages 1.92 g/90 (25 total goals) and have 19 assists In all contests this season.
Kai Havertz is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Chelsea. Havertz has been in the starting lineup in 109 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.34 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Germany has earned 37 goals in 9,706 mins played. He has totaled 22 assists while earning 11 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Timo Werner, the forward hailing from Germany. Werner has 16,761 minutes in 190 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 12 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times thus far in his career and he has scored 96 goals. He sports an average of 0.52 G/90 for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Chelsea is Edouard Mendy. Mendy has seen the pitch for a total of 10,183 mins and has 293 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.87 (98 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .780. The goalkeeper hailing from Senegal has seen 377 shots attempted at him in 113 career starts. Mendy (34-27-19 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 48 shutouts, which leaves him with a 42.5% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, West Ham United were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Crystal Palace. They finished this game by connecting on 404 of the 493 passing attempts earning a rate of 81.9%. West Ham United had a 52.9% successful dribble rate by converting 9 of the 17 dribbles they tried. West Ham United had 2 shots tried out of 9 shots tried which had them sitting at a 22.2% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 19 goals and 15 assists in all their matches, West Ham United is averaging 1.46 goals and 1.15 assists per 90 min.
Jarrod Bowen will need to be on top of his game for West Ham United. The forward representing England has been on the pitch for 12,615 minutes while scoring 58 goals. He has totaled 10 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times. He averages 0.41 goals per 90 mins and has started 144 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Sebastien Haller, the forward born in France. He has scored 81 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 30 times. Haller has been given a total of 13 yellow card warnings in 17,083 mins (189 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.43.
Lukasz Fabianski will be looking after the net for West Ham United. Fabianski has racked up 90 shutouts while seeing 1,368 shots tried against him in 27,556 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of .716 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.2%. He has given up 1.33 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 124-64-119. During his professional soccer career, Fabianski has conceded 407 goals while tallying 976 stops in 308 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take West Ham United (+550)
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