Sheffield United vs Everton Prediction, 12/26/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sheffield United vs Everton
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: Bramall Lane in South Yorkshire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Sheffield United (+290) Everton (-116)
James Rodriguez and Everton (8-2-4, 4th in the EPL) travel to Bramall Lane on Saturday where they'll take on Sheffield United (0-2-12, 20th in the EPL). The goalies expected to start will be Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United and Jordan Pickford for Everton. Everton are at at -116 while the Blades are at +290. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Sheffield United faced off with Brighton in their most recent game and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. Sheffield United attempted 10 dribbles in this matchup and completed 7 of the attempts for a rate of 70.0%. In the passing game, they had a 67.6% received passes percentage by converting 148 of the 219 passing targets in their last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Sheffield United ended this match at a 60.0% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 5 total shots. Sheffield United is averaging 0.57 goals per 90 min (8 goals in total) and have accounted for 5 assists in all competitions this year.
Oliver McBurnie is a player who should be able to impact this game for Sheffield United. He has totaled 7 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card warnings so far in his career. McBurnie has been a starter in 105 matches in his career while he scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in England has earned 46 goals in 9,980 minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Billy Sharp, the forward representing England. Sharp has been on the pitch for 39,896 mins in 450 starts and has been given a total of 63 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 56 times in his career while he has scored 231 total goals. He scores 0.52 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Sheffield United will be Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale (21-18-51 mark in his career) has earned 15 clean sheets, which has earned him a 16.7% shutout rate. The goalie from England has faced 354 shots tried at him in 90 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.62 (146 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .684. Ramsdale has played for 8,100 mins and has earned 238 saves so far in his career.
For their last game, Everton took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Arsenal. They finished this game by converting 351 out of their 414 passing tries for a percentage of 84.8%. Everton finished with a 73.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 of the 15 dribbles they tried. Everton landed 2 shots attempted out of their 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 22.2% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 24 goals and 16 assists in all their contests, Everton sports an average of 1.71 goals and 1.14 assists per 90 minutes.
James Rodriguez should be someone to watch for Everton. The forward born in Colombia has earned 16,170 mins and has earned 80 goals. He has collected 21 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 84 times. He averages 0.45 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 185 matches during his career. You should also watch out for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the forward born in England. He has 40 goals during his career while helping on a goal 9 different times. Calvert-Lewin has earned himself 23 yellow card warnings in 9,140 mins (96 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.39.
Jordan Pickford is expected to look after the net for Everton. In his career, Pickford has allowed 378 goals and has tallied 804 stops in 273 starts. He has allowed 1.39 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 86-72-113. He is the owner of a save percentage of .686 and his shutout rate sits at 27.1%. Pickford has totaled 74 clean sheets while he has seen 1,169 shots attempted against him in 24,432 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Everton (-116)
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