Liverpool vs Watford EPL Point Spread Picks 2/29/2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Vicarage Road is the venue where Gerard Deulofeu and Watford (5-9-13, 19th in EPL) will take on Liverpool (25-1-0, 1st in EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies are Alisson for Liverpool and Ben Foster for Watford. Liverpool are at at -188 while Watford are at +533. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Liverpool comes into this match holding a record of 25 wins, 1 draw, and 0 losses ranking them 1st in EPL. So far this year, they have converted a total of 59 goals which is good for 2nd in the EPL. Their goal differential is +46, ranking them 1st in the EPL. In terms of shots on target, they have compiled a total of 153 which is good for 2nd in the EPL. As a team, Liverpool currently has a total of 220 fouls which has them averaging 8.5 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 76 points for the season and they are averaging a crowd of 53,116.
Georginio Wijnaldum is one of the best players for the Reds. The midfielder from the Netherlands has appeared in 389 games in the time he's played soccer and has played a total of 30,808 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 28-year-old has connected on 89 goals and has had an assist on 37 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 79.2 minutes per game. Wijnaldum has been a starter in 349 games and has totaled 240 fouls in the process. With reference to shots on target, Wijnaldum has connected on 295 which puts him at 19th when compared to active players and 6th among midfielders. Mohamed Salah is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Liverpool. The 27-year-old from Egypt has netted 114 goals in his career which puts him at 15th among all players still active in soccer. He has played a total of 17,377 mins in his career which puts him at 50th among active midfielders and averages 73.0 mins per game which puts him at 158th in soccer. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has produced 279 shots on target which puts him at 8th among active midfielders.
In goal for the Reds is Alisson from Brazil. He has been on the field a total of 11,650 minutes minding the goal over the course of his career. Alisson has allowed 0.43 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which ranks him 1st out of all active goalies. During his career, he has given up 56 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .781 which ranks him 1st among active goalies.
Watford is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they have 5 victories, 9 draws, and 13 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently sitting 19th in the EPL with -19. They currently have a total of 24 goals for 2019. Watford has a team save % of .632 which is good for 16th in the EPL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are averaging an attendance of 20,775 which puts them at 18th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to remember for the Hornets is Gerard Deulofeu. The 25 year-old has delivered 53 balls past the goaltender over the course of his professional soccer career. He ranks 16th among active forwards in assists with 43 and has 180 shots on target. He has played 14,486 minutes and averages 60.4 minutes per appearance. Another name to know on this squad is Troy Deeney. The forward from England has scored 147 goals in his professional soccer career which is 7th among active forwards. He also has racked up 543 fouls.
In net for the Hornets is Ben Foster who has had a tough career by allowing 1.41 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 26th in the league. In the 37,263 mins he's been on the field in his career, he has allowed 583 goals. He has a career save % of .711 which has him sitting 16th out of all active goalkeepers in the league.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Liverpool (-188)
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