Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Prediction, 12/15/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Molineux Stadium in West Midlands, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverhampton (+215) Chelsea (+106)
Pedro Neto and Wolverhampton (5-2-5, 13th in the EPL) play Chelsea (6-4-2, 5th in the EPL) at Molineux Stadium on Tuesday. The expected starting goalies will be Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at +106 while the Wolves are at +215. The total is set at 2.5.
Wolverhampton faced Aston Villa in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. Wolverhampton tried 19 dribbles in this contest and converted 15 of the tries for a percentage of 78.9%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 79.9% rate by converting 286 out of their 358 targeted passes in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Wolverhampton walked away from the pitch at a 43.8% clip by landing 7 shots on target of 16 total shots. Wolverhampton averages 0.92 goals per 90 min (11 total goals) and are sitting with 5 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Pedro Neto is a guy who should impact this matchup for Wolverhampton. He has totaled 5 assists while accumulating 4 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Neto has had a starting assignment in 20 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Portugal has earned 7 goals scored in 1,969 professional minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Daniel Podence, the forward who is from Portugal. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times thus far in his career and he has scored 15 total goals. Podence has accumulated 6,585 mins during 80 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 11 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.21 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Wolverhampton will be Rui Patricio. Patricio has seen the field for 37,195 mins and has earned 1,065 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.92 (381 total goals conceded) and his save percentage is .746. The keeper from Portugal has seen 1,435 shots attempted against him in 414 career starting assignments. Patricio (227-100-86 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 160 shutouts, which gives him a 38.6% shutout percentage.
When they last played, Chelsea went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against Everton. They wrapped up this match by completing 572 of the 691 passes they tried earning a percentage of 82.8%. Chelsea ended the game with a 78.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 15 of the 19 dribbles they tried. Chelsea had 3 shots attempted out of 10 shots attempted earning them a 30.0% rate in their last match. With a total of 24 goals and 18 assists in all matches, Chelsea has an average of 2.00 goals and 1.50 assists per 90.
Timo Werner will be counted on for Chelsea. The forward who is from Germany has totaled 16,671 mins while earning 96 goals. He has earned 12 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 39 times. He scores 0.52 goals per 90 mins and has started 189 games in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kai Havertz, the forward born in Germany. Havertz has been handed 11 yellow card warnings in 9,636 professional minutes played (108 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has accounted for 37 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 22 different times.
Edouard Mendy will be looking after the goal for Chelsea. Mendy has earned 48 shutouts while seeing 373 shots tried against him in 10,093 career minutes. He holds a save % of .783 and his clean sheet rate sits at 42.9%. He has surrendered 0.86 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 34-27-18. Thus far in his career, Mendy has allowed 96 goals and has racked up 291 stops in 112 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (+215)
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