Southampton vs Norwich City Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips, 6/19/2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (10-4-15, 14th in EPL) host Norwich City (5-6-18, 20th in EPL) at Carrow Road on Friday. The goalies expected to start are Tim Krul for Norwich City and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. The Canaries are at at +200 while Southampton are at +125. The total is set at 2.5.
Southampton comes into this match with a record of 10 wins, 4 draws, and 15 defeats which puts them at 14th in EPL. So far this year, they have earned a total of 35 goals which has them at 10th in the league. Their goal differential is -17, which puts them at 16th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they have a total of 125 which has them at 7th in the league. As a unit, Southampton currently has a total of 355 fouls which means they have an average of 12.2 fouls per game. They have a total of 34 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 29,675.
James Ward-Prowse is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Saints. The midfielder from England has played in 222 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has played a total of 13,282 minutes. During that time, the 24-year-old has connected on 21 goals and has had an assist on 22 goals. He's earned a career average of 59.8 mins per appearance. Ward-Prowse has started 142 games and has racked up 175 fouls during that period. When looking at shots on target, Ward-Prowse has connected on 90 which has him ranked 119th when compared to all players still active and 54th among midfielders. Danny Ings is another player to watch out for on the team from Southampton. The 27-year-old from England has tallied 70 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which is 36th among all players still active in soccer. He has played a total of 15,254 mins in the time he's played professional soccer which is 35th among active forwards and averages 70.6 mins per game which is 177th in soccer. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has totaled 214 shots on target which is 24th among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Saints is Alex McCarthy from England. He has racked up 18,740 minutes in goal in his career. McCarthy has surrendered an average of 1.43 goals per 90 mins in his career which ranks him 27th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he's given up 297 goals. He's earned a career save % of .706 which ranks him 20th out of all active goalies.
Norwich City will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 5 victories, 6 draws, and 18 defeats. Concerning goal differential, they sit 20th in the EPL with -27. They currently have a total of 24 goals for this season. Norwich City has a team save % of .667 which currently has them ranked 14th in the EPL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have an average attendance of 27,025 putting them at 16th in the EPL.
One of the guys to watch for the Canaries is Max Aarons. The 19 year-old has delivered 2 balls past the goalie over the course of his career. He is ranked 92nd among active midfielders in assists with 7 and has produced 11 shots on target. He has played a total of 6,095 minutes and has an average of 89.6 mins per game. Another dangerous player on this team is Teemu Pukki. The forward from Finland has scored 129 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranking 10th among active forwards. He also has a total of 232 fouls.
In goal for the Canaries is Tim Krul who has had a rough career by allowing 1.47 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 28th in the EPL. In the 25,402 mins he has been on the field in his career, he's surrendered 416 goals. His career save % is .679 which has him ranking 27th among active goalkeepers in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Southampton (+125)
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