Everton vs Arsenal Prediction, 12/19/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs Arsenal
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (+140) Arsenal (+180)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Everton (7-2-4, 5th in the EPL) host Arsenal (4-2-7, 15th in the EPL) at Goodison Park on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Jordan Pickford for Everton and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Everton are at +140 while the Gunners are at +180. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Everton faced off with Leicester City in their last game and took home the win by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 82.2% passes received rate by converting 277 of the 337 passing targets in their last outing. Everton tried 14 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 9 of those tries for a percentage of 64.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Everton wrapped this game up at a 50.0% clip by putting 6 shots on target of 12 shots. Everton averages 1.77 goals per 90 min (23 goals in total) and have accounted for 15 assists in all competitions this year.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Everton. Calvert-Lewin has started 95 matches in his pro soccer career and has 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from England has earned 40 goals in 9,051 mins. He has 9 assists while accumulating 22 yellow cards during his soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is James Rodriguez, the forward who represents Colombia. Rodriguez has totaled 16,170 mins in 185 starts and has been given 21 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 84 times in his career while scoring 80 total goals. He currently averages 0.45 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Everton will be Jordan Pickford. Pickford has played for 24,342 mins and has earned 802 stops in his career. His GA/90 is 1.39 (377 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .686. The goalkeeper born in England has had 1,167 shots attempted at him in 272 career starts. Pickford (85-72-113 record in his career) has recorded 74 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 27.2% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Arsenal earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Southampton. Arsenal had a 58.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 285 out of their 374 passes they attempted for a percentage of 76.2%. Arsenal had 4 shots attempted out of 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 44.4% rate when they last took the field. With 11 goals and 8 assists in all their matches, Arsenal averages 0.85 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Alexandre Lacazette should provide a lift for Arsenal. The forward from France has been on the pitch for 22,168 minutes while scoring 140 goals. He has collected 40 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 37 times. He has an average of 0.57 goals per 90 and has started 254 games in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward representing France. He has 196 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 51 different times. Aubameyang has been given 23 yellow card warnings in 28,481 mins (318 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.62.
Bernd Leno will look after the goal for Arsenal. Leno has tallied 107 shutouts and has seen 1,461 shots against him in 32,754 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .706 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.4%. He has given up 1.24 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 161-95-107. In his career, Leno has conceded 451 goals while totaling 1,026 stops in 364 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Everton (+140)
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