Sheffield United vs Fulham Prediction, 10/18/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sheffield United vs Fulham
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Bramall Lane in South Yorkshire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Sheffield United (-120) Fulham (+375)
Aleksandar Mitrovic and Fulham (0-0-4, 20th in EPL) travel to Bramall Lane on Sunday where they'll take on Sheffield United (0-0-4, 19th in EPL). The goalies who are expected to start are Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United and Alphonse Areola for Fulham. The United are at -120 while the Cottagers are priced at +375. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Sheffield United controls possession for 38.8% of contests while dribbling successfully 56.4% of the time (17th in the league). They have attempted 31 shots at their opponents goal with 6 of them being on target, which is a 19.4% shots on target percentage. Sheffield United have scored 1 goal for the year, which is currently 20th in EPL. Their players have received 1,145 passes on 1,376 attempts so far this season, making their receiving percentage 83.2%.
Oliver McBurnie is a player who should impact this matchup for Sheffield United. McBurnie has had a starting assignment in 98 matchups during his career and he has earned 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward from England has totaled 45 goals in 9,365 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 7 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions during his career. One more player who should impact this match is Billy Sharp, the forward born in England. He has assisted on a goal 56 times in his career and he has scored 230 total goals. Sharp has earned 39,827 mins during 449 career starts and has earned himself 63 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.52 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Sheffield Utd is Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale has been on the field for 7,200 minutes and has tallied 198 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.59 (127 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .685. The goalie from England has seen 295 shots attempted at him in 80 starts. Ramsdale (21-16-43 mark during his career) has accumulated 15 shutouts, which leaves him with a 18.8% clean sheet percentage.
The Cottagers have been able to dribble successfully 65.8% of the time so far this year while tallying 3 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.6% and they control possession of the ball 53.3% of the time. Fulham has accumulated 2,064 pass targets on the season (8th in the league) with 1,809 successful received passes. The have hit on 25% of their SOT on 44 total shots.
Aleksandar Mitrovic should provide a spark for Fulham. He is currently averaging 0.53 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 211 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward from Serbia has earned 19,310 minutes while scoring 114 goals. He has totaled 46 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. You should also keep an eye on Ivan Cavaleiro, the forward from Portugal. Cavaleiro has been given a total of 20 yellow card cautions in 11,522 mins (132 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.21. He has scored 27 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 29 times.
Alphonse Areola will be residing in front of the goal for the Cottagers. Areola has accumulated 78 clean sheets while he has seen 604 shots against him in 16,310 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .728 and his clean sheet rate is 43.1%. He has given up 0.95 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 101-43-37. In his career, Areola has given up 173 goals while totaling 440 saves in 181 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sheffield United (-120)
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