Southampton vs Liverpool Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 2/1/2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Anfield is the venue where Georginio Wijnaldum and Liverpool (22-1-0, 1st in EPL) will play Southampton (9-4-11, 9th in EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Alisson for Liverpool. Liverpool are at at -365 while Southampton are at +1098. The total opens at 3.25.
Southampton steps onto the field holding a record of 9 victories, 4 draws, and 11 defeats putting them at 9th in EPL. So far this season, they have scored a total of 31 goals which ranks 10th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -11, putting them at 14th in the EPL. When looking at shots on target, they have compiled a total of 106 which ranks 6th in the EPL. As a team, Southampton has collected a total of 294 fouls which means they have an average of 12.3 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 31 points for the season and they are averaging an attendance of 29,771.
Danny Ings is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Saints. The forward from England has appeared in 211 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has totaled 14,902 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 27-year-old has netted 69 goals and has assisted on 18 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 70.6 minutes per game. Ings has been a starter in 169 games and has a total of 159 fouls over that period. When talking about shots on target, Ings has a total of 211 which puts him at 40th out of active players and 24th among forwards. James Ward-Prowse is another player to watch out for on the team from Southampton. The 24-year-old from England has connected on 21 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him sitting in 138th when compared to active players in professional soccer. He has totaled 12,832 mins in the time he's played professional soccer which has him sitting in 69th among active midfielders and has an average of 59.1 mins per appearance which has him sitting in 255th in professional soccer. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has a total of 90 shots on target which has him sitting in 54th among active midfielders.
The man in goal for the Saints is Alex McCarthy from England. He has racked up 18,290 minutes minding the goal over the course of his career. McCarthy has conceded 1.41 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which has him ranked 26th out of all active goalies. For his career, he's given up 287 goals. He holds a career save % of .707 which has him ranked 19th among active goalies.
Liverpool will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they sit with 22 victories, 1 draw, and 0 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are sitting 1st in the league with +39. They currently have a total of 52 goals for the 2019 season. Liverpool has a team save percentage of .754 which has them ranked 1st in the league, which means chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging an attendance of 53,101 which puts them at 6th in the league.
One of the scorers to remember for the Reds is Georginio Wijnaldum. The 28 year-old has guided 89 balls into the goal in the time he's played soccer. He ranks 23rd among active midfielders in assists with 37 and has connected on 294 shots on target. He has totaled 30,577 minutes and has an average of 79.2 mins per game. Another name to know on this squad is Mohamed Salah. The midfielder from Egypt has racked up 111 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which is 1st among active midfielders. He also has racked up 115 fouls.
In goal for the Reds is Alisson who has had a solid career by giving up only 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 1st in professional soccer. In the 11,380 minutes he's been on the field in his career, he has given up 56 goals. His career save % is .771 which puts him at 1st out of all goalies still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Southampton (+1098)
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