Watford vs Brighton & Hove Albion EPL Picks & Predictions 2/8/2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Gerard Deulofeu and Watford (5-8-12, 19th in EPL) travel to Amex Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Brighton & Hove Albion (6-8-11, 15th in EPL). The goalies expected to start are Ben Foster for Watford and Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion. Albion are at at -106 while Watford are at +287. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Watford comes into this match with a mark of 5 wins, 8 draws, and 12 losses which puts them at 19th in EPL. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 23 goals which ranks 19th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -16, which puts them at 19th in the EPL. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 76 which ranks 18th in the EPL. As a group, Watford has racked up a total of 303 fouls which has them averaging 12.1 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 23 points for this season and they have an average crowd of 20,775.
Gerard Deulofeu is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Hornets. The forward from Spain has appeared in 238 contests in the time he's played soccer and has played 14,310 minutes. In that time, the 25-year-old has scored 53 goals and has had an assist on 43 goals. For his career he is averaging 60.1 mins per game. Deulofeu has started 164 contests and has committed 87 fouls in that time. In discussing shots on target, Deulofeu has a total of 178 which has him ranking 50th out of active players and 31st among forwards. Troy Deeney is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Watford. The 31-year-old from England has scored 147 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which is 7th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played 35,276 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which is 2nd among active forwards and holds an average of 73.8 mins per game which is 153rd in the Premier League. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has totaled 394 shots on target which is 7th among active forwards.
The man in goal for the Hornets is Ben Foster from England. He has been on the field a total of 37,083 mins in net in his career. Foster has allowed 1.41 goals per 90 minutes in his career which puts him at 25th out of all active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he has given up 579 goals. He holds a career save % of .712 which puts him at 15th out of all active goalies.
Brighton & Hove Albion will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the 2019 season they sit with 6 wins, 8 draws, and 11 losses. Concerning goal differential, they are sitting 11th in the EPL with -7. They have earned a total of 27 goals for this season. Brighton & Hove Albion has a team save percentage of .684 which has them sitting 8th in the EPL, meaning they are difficult to score against. They are averaging a crowd of 30,370 which puts them at 14th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to keep an eye on for the Seagulls is Neal Maupay. The 22 year-old has driven 62 balls past the goalkeeper in the time he has played soccer. He ranks 50th among active forwards in assists with 18 and has totaled 174 shots on target. He has played 12,054 minutes and holds an average of 61.5 mins per game. Another solid player on this team is Pascal Groß. The midfielder from Germany has scored 32 goals in the time he has played soccer which is 38th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 209 fouls.
In goal for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan who has had a good career by allowing only 1.16 goals per 90 mins and that has him 10th in pro soccer. In the 24,300 minutes he has played in his career, he's allowed 313 goals. His career save % is .718 which has him ranking 10th among active goalkeepers in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Watford (+287)
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