Liverpool vs Sheffield United Prediction, 10/24/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Sheffield United
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (-588) Sheffield United (+1200)
Billy Sharp and Sheffield United (0-1-4, 19th in EPL) travel to Anfield on Saturday where they'll meet Liverpool (3-1-1, 3rd in EPL). The goalies expected to start will be Adrian for Liverpool and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. United are at at +1200 while the Reds are at -588. The total has been set at 3.5.
Liverpool has controlled possession for 60.4% of matches while dribbling successfully 65% of the time (7th in EPL). They have attempted 94 shots at their opponents goal with 34 of them being on target, which calculates to a 36.2% SOT percentage. Liverpool as a team have earned 13 goals this season, which has them 4th in the league. They have received 2,782 passes on 3,119 targets this year, which makes their receiving percentage 89.2%.
Sadio Mane is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Liverpool. Mane has started 249 outings during his pro soccer career and scores 0.50 goals per 90. The forward who is from Senegal has 120 goals scored in 21,429 minutes played. He has accounted for 53 assists while earning 42 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Mohamed Salah, the forward representing Egypt. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 56 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 125 goals. Salah has played 18,711 minutes in 210 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 9 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.60 goals per 90 in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Liverpool will be Adrian. Adrian (67-43-57 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 48 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.7% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Spain has had 793 shots tried against him in 167 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.38 (232 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .711. Adrian has been on the field for 15,146 minutes and has accumulated 562 saves so far in his career.
Sheffield United has tallied 1,737 pass targets on the year (16th in EPL) to go along with 1,471 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 84.7% and they maintain possession of the ball 39.2% of the time. The Blades have successfully dribbled 58.7% of the time for the campaign while collecting 2 goals. They have been able to connect on 27.5% of their SOT out of 40 shots.
Billy Sharp will be counted on for Sheffield Utd. The forward hailing from England has been on the field for 39,837 mins while scoring 231 goals. He has 63 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 56 times. He currently averages 0.52 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 449 outings in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Oliver McBurnie, the forward hailing from England. McBurnie has been given 15 yellow card cautions in 9,455 professional minutes played (99 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.43. He has tallied 45 goals in his career while helping on a goal 7 different times.
Aaron Ramsdale will look after the net for the Blades. Ramsdale has accumulated 15 clean sheets while he has seen 301 shots against him in 7,290 minutes in his career. He holds a save percentage of .688 and his clean sheet rate sits at 18.5%. He has surrendered 1.58 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 21-17-43. So far in his career, Ramsdale has given up 128 goals while tallying 203 stops in 81 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Liverpool (-588)
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