Everton vs Chelsea Prediction, 12/12/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (+240) Chelsea (+100)
Goodison Park is the site where Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Everton (5-2-4, 9th in the EPL) will play Chelsea (6-4-1, 3rd in the EPL) on Saturday. The men protecting the net will be Jordan Pickford for Everton and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at +100 while the Toffees are priced at +240. The total is set at 2.75.
Everton faced off with Burnley in their last game and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Everton attempted 15 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 11 of those dribbles for a percentage of 73.3%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 84.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 506 out of their 599 passing attempts last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Everton wrapped this game up at a 46.2% rate by putting 6 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Everton has an average of 1.82 goals per 90 minutes (20 total goals) and have earned 14 assists in all games for this campaign.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a player who can be a difference maker for Everton. Calvert-Lewin has been a starter in 93 contests thus far in his career while he scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward from England has 40 goals in 8,872 professional minutes played. He has 9 assists while accumulating 22 yellow cards during his career. Another guy who should impact this match is James Rodriguez, the forward hailing from Colombia. He has helped on a goal 84 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 80 total goals. Rodriguez has been on the pitch for 16,170 minutes in 185 starts and has been handed a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.45 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Everton is Jordan Pickford. Pickford (84-72-113 record in his career) has tallied 73 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.9% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in England has faced 1,164 shots tried at him in 271 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.40 (377 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .685. Pickford has been on the field for 24,252 minutes and has tallied 800 saves so far in his career.
In their last outing, Chelsea walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Leeds United. They finished this game by converting 350 of the 455 passing attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. Chelsea finished with a 42.3% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 26 dribbles they attempted. Chelsea converted 10 shots on goal out of 25 shots attempted giving them a 40.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 24 goals and 18 assists in all matches, Chelsea has an average of 2.18 goals and 1.64 assists per 90 min.
Kai Havertz will be counted on for Chelsea. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 107 matches in his career. The forward hailing from Germany has accumulated 9,569 mins while he has scored 37 goals. He has earned 11 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 22 times. Make sure to watch out for Timo Werner, the forward representing Germany. He has tallied 96 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 39 times. Werner has been given a total of 12 yellow cards in 16,581 mins played (188 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.52.
Edouard Mendy will be residing in front of the goal for Chelsea. Mendy has 48 shutouts and defended 370 shots against him in 10,003 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of .781 and his shutout rate sits at 43.2%. He has allowed 0.85 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 34-27-17. So far in his pro soccer career, Mendy has given up 95 goals and has accumulated 288 saves in 111 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Everton (+240)
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