Southampton vs Norwich City EPL Point Spread Picks 3/14/2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (10-4-15, 14th in EPL) travel to Carrow Road on Saturday where they'll take on Norwich City (5-6-18, 20th in EPL). The goalies expected to start are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Tim Krul for Norwich City. The Canaries are at at +182 while Southampton are at +145. The total opens at 2.75.
Southampton comes into this game holding a mark of 10 victories, 4 draws, and 15 defeats putting them at 14th in EPL. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 35 goals which ranks 10th in the league. Their goal differential is -17, putting them at 16th in the league. With regard to shots on target, they currently have a total of 125 which ranks 7th in the league. As a group, Southampton has compiled a total of 355 fouls which has them averaging 12.2 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 34 points for this season and they are averaging an attendance of 29,675.
James Ward-Prowse is one of the standout players to watch for the Saints. The midfielder from England has played in 222 games in his career and has totaled 13,282 mins. During that period of time, the 24-year-old has netted 21 goals and has assisted on 22 goals. He's earned a career average of 59.8 minutes per game. Ward-Prowse has started 142 games and has committed 175 fouls over the course of that period. When discussing shots on target, Ward-Prowse has 90 which has him ranking 119th among active players and 54th among midfielders. Danny Ings is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Southampton. The 27-year-old from England has scored 70 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which is 36th when compared to all players still active in the league. He has played 15,261 minutes over the course of his professional soccer career which is 35th among active forwards and is averaging 70.7 mins per appearance which is 177th in the league. In his pro soccer career, he has produced 214 shots on target which is 24th among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Saints is Alex McCarthy from England. He has played 18,560 minutes in net over the course of his career. McCarthy has allowed 1.42 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which has him ranking 27th among active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he's surrendered 293 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .706 which has him ranking 20th among active professional goalies.
Norwich City will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 5 wins, 6 draws, and 18 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they sit 20th in the EPL with -27. They currently have a total of 24 goals for the 2019 season. Norwich City has a save % as a team of .667 which is good for 14th in the EPL, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are averaging an attendance of 27,025 putting them at 16th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to keep an eye on for the Canaries is Max Aarons. The 19 year-old has driven 2 balls into the back of the goal in the time he has played soccer. He sits at 92nd among active midfielders in assists with 7 and has 11 shots on target. He has played 6,095 mins and averages 89.6 mins per game. Another dangerous player on this squad is Teemu Pukki. The forward from Finland has scored 129 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 10th among active forwards. He also has a total of 232 fouls.
In goal for the Canaries is Tim Krul who has had a bad career by allowing 1.48 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 28th in the Premier League. In the 25,222 minutes he has been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he's allowed 415 goals. He's earned a career save % of .678 which places him at 27th out of all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Southampton (+145)
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