Southampton vs West Ham United Prediction, 12/29/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs West Ham United
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+105) West Ham United (+245)
James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (7-4-4, 9th in the EPL) play West Ham United (6-4-5, 10th in the EPL) at St. Mary's Stadium on Tuesday. The men protecting the net are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. The moneyline on this contest has Southampton coming in at +105 and the Hammers are at +245. The total has been set at 2.5.
Southampton stepped onto the pitch against Fulham in their last game and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. Southampton attempted 19 dribbles in this game and were successful in 9 of those tries for a rate of 47.4%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 74.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 319 out of their 430 pass attempts last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Southampton wrapped this game up at a 66.7% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 3 total shots. Southampton averages 1.67 g/90 (25 total goals) and are sitting with 17 assists in all matches this season.
James Ward-Prowse is a guy who can be a difference maker for Southampton. Ward-Prowse has been given a starting assignment in 166 matches during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.15 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in England has 26 goals scored in 15,445 mins played. He has totaled 25 assists while accumulating 31 yellow card warnings so far in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Che Adams, the forward who is from England. He has assisted on a goal 17 times during his soccer career while he has scored 53 goals. Adams has totaled 13,412 mins in 148 starting assignments and has been given a total of 16 yellow cards. He scores 0.36 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Southampton is Alex McCarthy. McCarthy (80-67-86 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 57 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.6% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from England has faced 1,096 shots tried against him in 232 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.40 (324 goals given up) and his save percentage is .710. McCarthy has been on the pitch for a total of 20,900 mins and is sitting with 781 stops in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, West Ham United went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Brighton. West Ham United finished the match with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 out of the 9 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by converting 343 of the 441 passing attempts earning a percentage of 77.8%. West Ham United had 4 shots attempted out of 11 shots attempted which had them at a 36.4% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 21 goals and 16 assists in all their contests, West Ham United averages 1.40 goals and 1.07 assists per 90 min.
Jarrod Bowen should be able to be counted on for West Ham United. He is currently averaging 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has started 146 outings during his soccer career. The forward from England has been on the pitch for 12,749 minutes and has earned 58 goals. He has tallied 10 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 18 times. You should also keep an eye on Sebastien Haller, the forward who represents France. He has totaled 81 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 30 different times. Haller has been given 13 yellow cards in 17,263 minutes played (191 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.42.
Lukasz Fabianski will reside in front of the net for West Ham United. In his career, Fabianski has allowed 412 goals and has racked up 982 stops in 310 starts. He has conceded 1.34 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 124-65-120. He has earned a save percentage of .714 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.0%. Fabianski has totaled 90 shutouts while defending 1,379 shots against him in 27,736 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Southampton (+105)
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