Southampton vs Sheffield United Prediction, 12/13/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Sheffield United
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+162) Sheffield United (+290)
St. Mary's Stadium is the site where James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (5-2-3, 8th in the EPL) will take on Sheffield United (0-1-10, 20th in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. United are at at +290 while the Saints are at +162. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Southampton faced off with Manchester United in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 3-2. Southampton tried 20 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 14 of those tries for a rate of 70.0%. In the passing game, they earned a 82.2% rate by connecting on 440 out of their 535 pass targets last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Southampton ended this match at a 50.0% rate by hitting 5 shots on target of 10 shots. Southampton is averaging 1.90 g/90 (19 goals in total) and have accumulated 12 assists in all games for the year.
James Ward-Prowse is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Southampton. He has accounted for 24 assists while tallying 30 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Ward-Prowse has started 161 outings in his pro soccer career and has 0.16 G/90. The midfielder who is from England has totaled 26 goals scored in 14,995 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Che Adams, the forward hailing from England. He has assisted on a goal 16 times during his soccer career while scoring 52 total goals. Adams has been on the field for 12,978 mins during 143 starting assignments and has been given 16 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.36 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Southampton will be Alex McCarthy. McCarthy (79-65-85 mark during his soccer career) has 55 clean sheets, which gives him a 24.1% shutout percentage. The goalie from England has faced 1,086 shots sent in his direction in 228 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.41 (322 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .709. McCarthy has been on the field for 20,540 minutes and has 773 stops in his career.
For their last match, Sheffield United went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Leicester City. They finished the contest by connecting on 213 of the 298 passing tries for a percentage of 71.5%. Sheffield United finished with a 87.5% successful dribble rate by completing 7 out of the 8 dribbles they tried. Sheffield United converted 1 SoT out of 4 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 5 goals and 3 assists in all their matches, Sheffield United has an average of 0.45 goals and 0.27 assists per 90.
Billy Sharp should provide a lift for Sheffield United. The forward from England has 39,837 mins and has earned 231 goals. He has 63 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 56 times. He averages 0.52 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 449 matches so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Oliver McBurnie, the forward hailing from England. He has scored 46 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 7 times. McBurnie has earned himself a total of 15 yellow card warnings in 9,933 professional minutes (104 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.42.
Aaron Ramsdale will be looking after the goal for Sheffield United. Ramsdale has totaled 15 clean sheets while he has seen 336 shots attempted against him in 7,830 career mins. He holds a save percentage of .688 and his clean sheet rate is currently 17.2%. He has allowed 1.60 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 21-17-49. During his career, Ramsdale has conceded 139 goals and has racked up 227 stops in 87 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+290)
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