Tottenham vs Leeds United Prediction, 1/2/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tottenham vs Leeds United
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Tottenham (-222) Leeds United (+110)
Patrick Bamford and Leeds United (6-2-7, 12th in the EPL) go to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Tottenham (7-5-3, 5th in the EPL). The starting goalies will be Hugo Lloris for Tottenham and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. Tottenham are at -222 while the Whites are priced at +110. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Tottenham faced off with Wolverhampton in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 81.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 376 out of their 463 pass targets in their last game. Tottenham attempted 13 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 9 of the attempts for a rate of 69.2%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Tottenham wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Tottenham is averaging 1.73 goals per 90 min (26 total goals) and are sitting with 22 assists in all competitions this year.
Son Heung-min is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Tottenham. Heung-min has been in the starting lineup in 237 outings in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.46 G/90. The forward from Korea has racked up 105 goals in 20,597 mins. He has accounted for 41 assists while tallying 14 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Harry Kane, the forward who represents England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times in his career and he has scored 166 total goals. Kane has been on the field for 21,577 mins in 241 starts and has been handed a total of 30 yellow cards. He averages 0.69 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Tottenham is Hugo Lloris. Lloris has seen the field for 44,035 minutes and is sitting with 1,383 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.03 (505 goals allowed) and his save % is .737. The keeper from France has seen 1,874 shots attempted at him in 493 starts. Lloris (251-128-111 record in his career) has tallied 173 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 35.1% shutout rate.
For their last match, Leeds United took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Burnley. Leeds United finished the match with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 9 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by converting 341 of the 440 passes they tried for a percentage of 77.5%. Leeds United landed 3 shots attempted out of the team's 10 shots attempted earning them a 30.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 25 goals and 17 assists in all their contests, Leeds United is averaging 1.67 goals and 1.13 assists per 90 min.
Patrick Bamford will be someone to watch for Leeds United. He is currently averaging 0.51 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 179 contests thus far in his career. The forward from England has been on the field for 15,926 mins while scoring 90 goals. He has totaled 19 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 12 times. Be sure to watch out for Helder Costa, the forward representing Angola. Costa has been given a total of 14 yellow cards in 10,743 mins played (123 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.21. He has accounted for 25 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 25 times.
Illan Meslier is expected to look after the net for Leeds United. Meslier has recorded 21 clean sheets while defending 108 shots against him in 4,770 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of .731 and his clean sheet rate is currently 39.6%. He has given up 1.25 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 26-12-15. In his career, Meslier has allowed 66 goals and has tallied 79 stops in 53 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Leeds United (+110)
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