West Ham United vs Brighton Prediction, 12/27/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Ham United vs Brighton
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: London Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: West Ham United (+550) Brighton (+260)
Sebastien Haller and West Ham United (6-3-4, 10th in the EPL) host Brighton (2-6-6, 16th in the EPL) at London Stadium on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United and Mathew Ryan for Brighton. The line on this contest has West Ham United priced at +550 and the Seagulls are at +260. The total is set at 3.5.
West Ham United faced Crystal Palace in their most recent game and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. West Ham United tried 17 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 9 of the tries for a rate of 52.9%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 81.9% rate by completing 404 of the 493 passing attempts in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, West Ham United finished at a 22.2% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 9 total shots. West Ham United averages 1.46 goals per 90 min (19 goals in total) and have accumulated 15 assists in all matches this season.
Sebastien Haller is a guy who can be a difference maker for West Ham United. He has totaled 30 assists while earning 13 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Haller has started 189 games thus far in his career and accounts for 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in France has recorded 81 goals scored in 17,083 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Jarrod Bowen, the forward representing England. Bowen has played 12,615 mins during 144 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 10 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 18 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 58 total goals. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for West Ham United will be Lukasz Fabianski. Fabianski (124-64-119 mark during his career) has earned 90 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.2% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Poland has had 1,368 shots sent in his direction in 308 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.33 (407 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .716. Fabianski has been on the field for a total of 27,556 minutes and is sitting with 976 stops so far in his career.
For their last game, Brighton earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Sheffield United. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 500 of the 583 pass attempts earning a percentage of 85.8%. Brighton had a 56.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. Brighton connected on 4 shots attempted out of their 21 shots attempted which had them at a 19.0% clip in their last match. With a total of 15 goals and 9 assists in all competitions, Brighton averages 1.07 goals and 0.64 assists per 90 min.
Leandro Trossard will need to be on top of his game for Brighton. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 148 outings during his soccer career. The forward from Belgium has been on the field for 13,262 professional minutes while earning 58 goals. He has 11 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. Make sure to watch out for Neal Maupay, the forward born in France. He has earned 69 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 20 different times. Maupay has earned himself a total of 32 yellow card cautions in 13,918 minutes played (151 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.45.
Mathew Ryan is expected to look after the net for Brighton. Ryan has totaled 85 shutouts while defending 1,161 shots against him in 26,460 career minutes. He holds a save % of .713 and his shutout rate is currently at 28.9%. He has allowed 1.19 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 123-81-90. During his pro soccer career, Ryan has surrendered 349 goals while tallying 833 stops in 294 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brighton (+260)
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