Southampton vs West Brom Prediction, 10/4/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs West Brom
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (-138) West Brom (+413)
James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (1-0-2, 15th in EPL) host West Brom (0-1-2, 17th in EPL) at St. Mary's Stadium on Sunday. The starting goalies are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Sam Johnstone for West Brom. West Brom are at at +413 while the Saints are at -138. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Southampton has been able to control possession for 56.3% of the time while they successfully dribble 64.5% of the time (10th in the league). They have launched 27 shots at their opponents goal with 11 of them being on target, which is a 40.7% shots on target percentage. Southampton as a team have totaled 3 goals on the year, which is 16th in EPL. Their players have received 1,215 passes from teammates on 1,445 attempts for the campaign, making their receiving percentage 84.1%.
James Ward-Prowse is a player who should impact this matchup for Southampton. He has 22 assists while accumulating 28 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Ward-Prowse has been a starter in 154 outings thus far in his career and he has earned 0.14 G/90. The midfielder born in England has totaled 22 goals scored in 14,365 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Danny Ings, the forward from England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times in his career and he has scored 80 goals. Ings has played 16,314 mins during 185 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 19 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.44 goals per 90 minutes in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Southampton is Alex McCarthy. McCarthy (74-63-84 mark in his career) has accumulated 52 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 23.6% shutout rate. The goalie from England has faced 1,047 shots attempted at him in 220 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.41 (311 goals allowed) and his save % is .707. McCarthy has been on the pitch for 19,820 mins and has accumulated 743 stops in his career.
The Baggies have been able to dribble successfully 52.8% of the time for the campaign while totaling 5 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 85.7% and they maintain possession of the ball 29.7% of the time. West Brom has tallied 824 pass targets for the campaign (17th in the Premier League) to go along with 706 completed passes. They have been able to connect on 36.4% of their SOT on 22 total shots.
Matheus Pereira is a player who can be a difference maker for West Brom. He has totaled 28 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card cautions during his career. Pereira has started 87 contests so far in his career while scoring 0.24 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Brazil has totaled 20 goals in 7,580 professional minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Callum Robinson, the forward born in England. Robinson has 11,617 minutes during 133 starts and has been handed a total of 10 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times in his career while scoring 40 goals. He is averaging 0.31 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for West Brom will be Sam Johnstone. Johnstone has seen the pitch for 21,150 minutes and has earned 662 stops during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.16 (273 total goals allowed) and his save % is .716. The keeper from England has had 924 shots sent in his direction in 235 career starts. Johnstone (102-69-64 mark during his career) has recorded 75 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 31.9% shutout percentage.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take West Brom (+413)
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