Fulham vs Brighton Prediction, 12/16/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fulham vs Brighton
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Craven Cottage in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Fulham (+195) Brighton (+150)
Aleksandar Mitrovic and Fulham (2-2-8, 18th in the EPL) host Brighton (2-4-6, 16th in the EPL) at Craven Cottage on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alphonse Areola for Fulham and Mathew Ryan for Brighton. Brighton are at at +150 while the Cottagers are priced at +195. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Fulham took the field against Liverpool in their last match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 75.7% passes received percentage by connecting on 181 of the 239 passing targets last game. Fulham tried 18 dribbles in this contest and completed 12 of the attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Fulham wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 5 SoT of 10 total shots. Fulham averages 1.00 goal per 90 (12 total goals) and have accounted for 9 assists in all competitions for the season.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is a guy who should impact this matchup for Fulham. Mitrovic has been a starter in 215 matchups so far in his career and he tallies 0.52 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Serbia has totaled 114 goals scored in 19,707 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 31 assists while earning 47 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Ivan Cavaleiro, the forward born in Portugal. Cavaleiro has totaled 11,975 minutes in 137 starts and has been handed 21 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 29 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 28 total goals. He scores 0.21 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Fulham is Alphonse Areola. Areola (103-45-41 record during his soccer career) has tallied 79 shutouts, which gives him a 41.8% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in France has had 648 shots attempted at him in 189 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.97 (184 total goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .735. Areola has been on the field for a total of 17,030 mins and has earned 476 saves during his soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Brighton walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0 against Leicester City. Brighton earned a 75.0% successful dribble rate by completing 12 out of the 16 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 374 of the 453 passing tries for a percentage of 82.6%. Brighton had 4 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% clip in their last match. Having tallied 14 goals and 9 assists for all their matches, Brighton is averaging 1.17 goals and 0.75 assists per 90.
Leandro Trossard will be someone to watch for Brighton. The forward hailing from Belgium has been on the pitch for 13,094 professional minutes while scoring 58 goals. He has accumulated 11 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. He is averaging 0.40 goals per 90 minutes and has started 146 outings so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Neal Maupay, the forward hailing from France. Maupay has earned himself a total of 32 yellow card cautions in 13,853 minutes played (150 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.45. He has scored 69 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 20 different times.
Mathew Ryan will reside in front of the net for Brighton. Thus far in his career, Ryan has surrendered 349 goals and has racked up 833 stops in 294 starts. He has allowed 1.19 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 123-81-90. He has a save percentage of .713 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.9%. Ryan has totaled 85 clean sheets while defending 1,161 shots tried against him in 26,460 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brighton (+150)
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