Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction, 1/4/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Liverpool
Date: Monday, January 4, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+105) Liverpool (-225)
James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (7-4-4, 9th in the EPL) host Liverpool (9-5-1, 1st in the EPL) at St. Mary's Stadium on Monday. The starting goaltenders are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Alisson for Liverpool. Liverpool are at at -225 while the Saints are at +105. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Southampton faced off with Fulham in their most recent game and finished with a draw by a score of 0-0. Southampton attempted 19 dribbles in this match and converted 9 of the tries for a rate of 47.4%. In the passing game, they earned a 74.2% received passes percentage by completing 319 of the 430 passing targets in their last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Southampton ended this match at a 66.7% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 3 shots. Southampton averages 1.67 goals per 90 min (25 goals in total) and have accounted for 17 assists in all matches for the year.
James Ward-Prowse is a guy who can be a difference maker for Southampton. He has accounted for 25 assists while earning 31 yellow cards during his soccer career. Ward-Prowse has been a starter in 166 matchups in his career and he accounts for 0.15 G/90. The midfielder representing England has 26 goals scored in 15,445 professional minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Che Adams, the forward hailing from England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times so far in his career while he has scored 53 goals. Adams has been on the pitch for 13,412 mins during 148 starts and has been handed 16 yellow card cautions. He has an average of 0.36 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Southampton will be Alex McCarthy. McCarthy has been on the pitch for 20,900 minutes and has accumulated 781 stops during his career. His GA/90 is 1.40 (324 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .710. The keeper from England has faced 1,096 shots attempted against him in 232 starts. McCarthy (80-67-86 record in his career) has totaled 57 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 24.6% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Liverpool were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against West Brom. They finished the match by connecting on 725 of the 809 passing attempts earning a percentage of 89.6%. Liverpool finished with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 of the 18 dribbles they tried. Liverpool had 2 shots attempted out of 17 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 11.8% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 35 goals and 21 assists in all their matches, Liverpool averages 2.33 goals and 1.40 assists per 90 min.
Sadio Mane should be someone to watch for Liverpool. The forward from Senegal has accumulated 22,230 mins while he has scored 122 goals. He has 42 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 55 times. He averages 0.49 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 258 contests during his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Mohamed Salah, the forward representing Egypt. Salah has earned himself a total of 9 yellow card warnings in 19,430 minutes (218 career starts). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.61. He has tallied 132 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 59 different times.
Alisson will reside in front of the goal for Liverpool. During his pro soccer career, Alisson has conceded 84 goals while tallying 265 saves in 154 starting assignments. He has given up 0.72 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 102-31-21. He sports a save % of .774 and his clean sheet rate is 46.8%. Alisson has 72 clean sheets and has defended 345 shots attempted against him in 13,719 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Liverpool (-225)
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