Southampton vs Everton Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/9/2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Goodison Park is the site where Danny Ings and Southampton (13-4-16, 13th in EPL) will take on Everton (12-8-12, 11th in EPL) on Thursday. The expected starting goalkeepers are Jordan Pickford for Everton and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. Everton are at at -128 while Southampton are at +370. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Southampton comes into this match with a record of 13 wins, 4 draws, and 16 defeats ranking them 13th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 42 goals which has them sitting at 9th in the league. Their goal differential is -13, ranking them 15th in the league. Regarding shots on target, they currently have a total of 146 which has them sitting at 6th in the league. As a unit, Southampton currently has a total of 395 fouls which has them averaging 12 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 43 points for 2020 and they have an average crowd of 29,675.
Danny Ings is a top player to watch for the Saints. The forward from England has participated in 220 contests over the course of his pro soccer career and has totaled 15,610 mins. In that time, the 27-year-old has scored 73 goals and has had an assist on 19 goals. He's earned a career average of 71.0 minutes per appearance. Ings has been a starter in 177 contests and has racked up 172 fouls over the course of that time. When looking at shots on target, Ings has connected on 217 which ranks him 39th when compared to all players still active and 24th among forwards. Ryan Bertrand is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Southampton. The 29-year-old from England has tallied 8 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which places him at 216th when compared to all players still active in the EPL. He has played a total of 32,132 mins which places him at 7th among active defenders and averages 86.8 minutes per appearance which places him at 11th in the EPL. In his career, he has earned 42 shots on target which places him at 34th among active defenders.
Looking after the goal for the Saints is Alex McCarthy from England. He has played 19,100 mins protecting the goal in his career. McCarthy has conceded an average of 1.41 goals per 90 minutes in his career which has him sitting 28th among active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he's given up 300 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .706 which has him sitting 20th among active professional goalies.
Everton is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the year they sit with 12 victories, 8 draws, and 12 losses. When talking about goal differential, they rank 10th in the EPL with -7. They currently have a total of 38 goals for the season. Everton has a team save % of .632 which currently has them ranked 19th in the EPL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have an average crowd of 39,150 which puts them at 10th in the EPL.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Toffees is Richarlison. The 22 year-old has delivered 38 balls into the net in his career. He ranks 62nd among active forwards in assists with 10 and has connected on 106 shots on target. He has totaled 10,818 minutes and averages 74.6 mins per game. Another solid player on this squad is Lucas Digne. The defender from France has connected on 9 goals over the course of his career which places him at 51st among active defenders. He also has committed 240 fouls.
In goal for the Toffees is Jordan Pickford who has had an ok career by giving up 1.39 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 26th in the league. In the 22,812 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he's allowed 352 goals. His career save % is .685 which places him at 27th out of all goalkeepers still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Everton (-128)
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