West Brom vs Arsenal Prediction, 1/2/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Brom vs Arsenal
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: West Brom (+240) Arsenal (+135)
Conor Gallagher and West Brom (1-5-9, 19th in the EPL) play Arsenal (5-2-8, 15th in the EPL) at The Hawthorns on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers will be Sam Johnstone for West Brom and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Arsenal are at at +135 while the Baggies are priced at +240. The over/under opens at 2.5.
West Brom played Liverpool in their last match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. West Brom attempted 11 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 4 of those attempts for a percentage of 36.4%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 68.6% passes received rate by completing 142 out of their 207 pass targets in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, West Brom wrapped this game up at a 60.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 5 shots. West Brom is averaging 0.67 goals per 90 min (10 total goals) and have racked up 6 assists In all contests for the season.
Conor Gallagher is a guy who should be able to impact this game for West Brom. He has 8 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Gallagher has had a starting assignment in 55 outings so far in his career while scoring 0.15 G/90. The midfielder hailing from England has 8 goals scored in 4,860 mins. Someone else who should impact this game is Callum Robinson, the forward hailing from England. He has helped on a goal 21 times during his soccer career and he has scored 40 goals. Robinson has accumulated 12,070 minutes in 138 career starts and has been given 10 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.30 G/90 during his career.
The man who will defend the goal for West Brom will be Sam Johnstone. Johnstone has played for a total of 22,230 mins and is sitting with 712 stops during his career. His GA/90 is 1.18 (292 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .718. The goalkeeper from England has seen 989 shots tried at him in 247 career starts. Johnstone (103-73-71 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 77 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 31.2% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Arsenal went home victorious with a score of 3-1 against Chelsea. Arsenal earned a 50.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 252 out of their 334 passes they tried for a rate of 75.4%. Arsenal converted 6 shots tried out of the team's 14 shots tried earning them a 42.9% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 15 goals and 9 assists in all their contests, Arsenal averages 1.00 goal and 0.60 assists per 90 min.
Alexandre Lacazette should provide a spark for Arsenal. The forward from France has been on the field for 22,272 mins while he has scored 141 goals. He has totaled 40 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 37 times. He is averaging 0.57 goals per 90 minutes and has started 255 games during his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward born in France. He has 196 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 51 times. Aubameyang has been given 23 yellow cards in 28,481 mins (318 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.62.
Bernd Leno will be looking after the net for Arsenal. In his career, Leno has conceded 454 goals and has racked up 1,028 stops in 366 starts. He has surrendered 1.24 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 162-95-108. He is the owner of a save % of .704 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.2%. Leno has racked up 107 clean sheets while seeing 1,465 shots against him in 32,934 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arsenal (+135)
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