Southampton vs Manchester United Prediction, 11/29/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Manchester United
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+320) Manchester United (-118)
James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (5-2-2, 5th in the EPL) host Manchester United (4-1-3, 10th in the EPL) at St. Mary's Stadium on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and David de Gea for Manchester United. The odds on this contest have Southampton priced at +320 and the Red Devils are at -118. The total opens at 2.5.
Southampton faced Wolverhampton in their last match and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 1 - 1. Southampton attempted 22 dribbles in this outing and completed 11 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 91.9% received passes rate by converting 441 out of their 480 targeted passes in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Southampton walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% rate by landing 2 shots on target out of 7 shots. Southampton has an average of 1.89 goals per 90 minutes (17 total goals) and have 11 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
James Ward-Prowse is a player who can be a difference maker for Southampton. He has totaled 23 assists while accumulating 29 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Ward-Prowse has had a starting assignment in 160 games thus far in his career and tallies 0.15 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from England has earned 25 goals scored in 14,905 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Che Adams, the forward hailing from England. Adams has 12,888 mins during 142 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 16 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 16 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 52 goals. He averages 0.36 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Southampton will be Alex McCarthy. McCarthy has played for 20,360 minutes and has tallied 767 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.41 (318 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .709. The goalkeeper hailing from England has faced 1,077 shots attempted at him in 226 starts. McCarthy (78-65-84 mark during his career) has accumulated 55 shutouts, which gives him a 24.3% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Manchester United got the victory with a final of 1 - 0 against West Brom. They finished the match by connecting on 572 of the 663 passing attempts for a percentage of 86.3%. Manchester United ended the game with a 78.9% successful dribble rate by completing 15 out of the 19 dribbles they pursued. Manchester United converted 8 shots on goal out of their 16 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. With 12 goals and 8 assists in all their matches, Manchester United has an average of 1.50 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Bruno Fernandes should be someone to watch for Manchester United. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 and has started 198 games in his career. The midfielder who is from Portugal has totaled 17,411 minutes while scoring 72 goals. He has accounted for 45 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 52 times. Be sure to watch out for Marcus Rashford, the forward born in England. He has earned 46 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 24 different times. Rashford has been handed 13 yellow cards in 10,063 professional minutes played (109 career starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.41.
David de Gea will be residing in front of the goal for Manchester United. So far in his pro soccer career, de Gea has allowed 409 goals and has tallied 1,077 saves in 378 starts. He has allowed 1.08 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 203-85-90. He has a save percentage of .733 and his clean sheet rate is 34.4%. de Gea has 130 clean sheets while defending 1,466 shots against him in 34,003 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Manchester United (-118)
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