Southampton vs Watford Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 6/28/2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Vicarage Road is the site where Danny Ings and Southampton (11-4-15, 14th in EPL) will play Watford (6-10-14, 16th in EPL) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start are Ben Foster for Watford and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. The odds on this contest have Watford priced at +188 and Southampton are at +188. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Southampton steps onto the field holding a mark of 11 victories, 4 draws, and 15 defeats which is good for 14th in EPL. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 38 goals which has them ranked at 9th in the league. Their goal differential is -14, which is good for 15th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they have compiled a total of 132 which has them ranked at 7th in the league. As a team, Southampton has earned a total of 370 fouls which has them averaging 12.3 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 37 points for the year and they are averaging a crowd of 29,675.
Danny Ings is one of the best players for the Saints. The forward from England has taken part in 217 contests in the time he's played professional soccer and has played a total of 15,341 minutes. In that time, the 27-year-old has scored 71 goals and has assisted on 19 goals. For his career he is averaging 70.7 minutes per game. Ings has started 174 contests and has committed 170 fouls in that time. In discussing shots on target, Ings has connected on 215 which is 39th among active players and 24th among forwards. James Ward-Prowse is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Southampton. The 24-year-old from England has netted 21 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 138th among active players in the EPL. He has totaled 13,372 mins over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 68th among active midfielders and holds an average of 60.0 minutes per appearance which places him at 247th in the EPL. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has 92 shots on target which places him at 54th among active midfielders.
The man looking after the net for the Saints is Alex McCarthy from England. He has played a total of 18,830 mins defending the net in his career. McCarthy has surrendered 1.42 goals per 90 minutes in his career which puts him at 28th out of all active goalies. Over the course of his career, he's surrendered 297 goals. His career save % is .706 which puts him at 21st out of all active goalies.
Watford will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 6 wins, 10 draws, and 14 losses. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 16th in the league with -17. They have earned a total of 28 goals for the year. Watford has a team save % of .683 which has them 11th in the league, which tells us they are a tough team to score against. They are averaging a crowd of 20,837 which puts them at 18th in the league.
One of the scorers to remember for the Hornets is Andre Gray. The 28 year-old has driven 116 balls past the goalkeeper in his career. He is ranked 14th among active forwards in assists with 46 and has earned 276 shots on target. He has played a total of 20,534 minutes and is averaging 68.2 mins per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this team is Troy Deeney. The forward from England has connected on 148 goals in the time he's played soccer which places him at 7th among active forwards. He also has racked up 546 fouls.
In net for the Hornets is Ben Foster who has had a rough career by allowing 1.40 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 27th in the Premier League. In the 37,533 mins he's played over the course of his career, he's surrendered 585 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .711 which places him at 17th out of all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Southampton (+188)
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