Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/26/2020
Game: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Wolves (+376) Blues (-129)
Tammy Abraham and Chelsea (19-6-12, 4th in EPL) go to Stamford Bridge on Sunday where they'll meet Wolverhampton (15-14-8, 6th in EPL). The expected starting goalkeepers are Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Rui Patrício for Wolverhampton. The Pensioners are at at -129 while the Wolverhampton Wanderers are at +376. The total opens at 2.5.
Wolverhampton comes into this match with a mark of 15 victories, 14 draws, and 8 losses which is good for 6th in EPL. So far this year, they have scored a total of 49 goals which is good for 8th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +13, which is good for 7th in the EPL. With reference to shots on target, they have compiled a total of 141 which is good for 11th in the EPL. As a group, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has earned a total of 390 fouls which means they have an average of 10.5 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 59 points for 2020.
Pedro Neto is one of the top players for the Wolves. The forward from Portugal has appeared in 35 games in the time he has played soccer and has played 994 mins. Up to now, the 19-year-old has racked up 4 goals and has assisted on 3 goals. For his career he is averaging 28.4 minutes per game. Neto has been a starter in 8 games and has totaled 16 fouls in that time. In the matter of shots on target, Neto has produced 7 which has him sitting in 276th among all players still active and 72nd among forwards. Matt Doherty is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Wolverhampton. The 27-year-old from Ireland has scored 23 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 127th out of active players in the league. He has totaled 23,556 minutes which places him at 29th among active defenders and is averaging 81.5 mins per game which places him at 65th in the league. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has earned 75 shots on target which places him at 14th among active defenders.
Protecting the goal for the Wolves is Rui Patrício from Portugal. He has played a total of 36,025 mins in net for his career. Patrício has allowed an average of 0.91 goals per 90 mins for his career which has him ranked 4th among active goalies. During his career, he has surrendered 363 goals. His career save % is .741 which has him ranked 5th among active professional goalies.
Chelsea is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2020 season they sit with 19 wins, 6 draws, and 12 losses. In discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 6th in the league with +13. They currently have a total of 67 goals for this year. Chelsea has a team save % of .544 which has them sitting 20th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal.
One of the players to watch for the Blues is Tammy Abraham. The 21 year-old has fired 68 balls into the goal over the course of his career. He is 63rd among active forwards in assists with 10 and has earned 147 shots on target. He has played a total of 10,547 minutes and averages 73.2 minutes per game. Another player to watch out for on this team is Olivier Giroud. The forward from France has netted 139 goals in the time he has played soccer which has him ranked 8th among active forwards. He also has committed 364 fouls.
In goal for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga who has had an average career by giving up 1.20 goals per 90 mins and that places him 15th in professional soccer. In the 16,145 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he has given up 216 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .691 which places him at 25th out of active goalies in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (+376)
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