Wolverhampton vs Sheffield United Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/8/2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Diogo Jota and Wolverhampton (13-13-7, 6th in EPL) host Sheffield United (12-12-9, 8th in EPL) at Bramall Lane on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The expected starting goalkeepers are Dean Henderson for Sheffield United and Rui Patrício for Wolverhampton. The line on this matchup has Sheffield United priced at +197 and the Wolverhampton Wanderers are at +168. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Wolverhampton comes into this game holding a record of 13 wins, 13 draws, and 7 defeats which puts them at 6th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 43 goals which puts them at 8th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +9, which puts them at 6th in the EPL. In the matter of shots on target, they have compiled a total of 123 which puts them at 13th in the EPL. As a group, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has compiled a total of 356 fouls which means they are averaging 10.8 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 52 points for 2020 and they have an average crowd of 31,360.
Diogo Jota is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Wolves. The midfielder from Portugal has appeared in 174 games in the time he's played soccer and has played 12,801 minutes. During that period of time, the 22-year-old has scored 54 goals and has assisted on 18 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 73.6 mins per game. Jota has been a starter in 150 games and has a total of 243 fouls over that period. In respect to shots on target, Jota has earned 158 which puts him at 61st out of active players and 25th among midfielders. Matt Doherty is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Wolverhampton. The 27-year-old from Ireland has connected on 23 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which ranks him 127th among all players still active in professional soccer. He has played a total of 23,265 mins which ranks him 29th among active defenders and has an average of 81.6 mins per game which ranks him 63rd in professional soccer. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has a total of 75 shots on target which ranks him 13th among active defenders.
The man looking after the net for the Wolves is Rui Patrício from Portugal. He has played a total of 35,665 minutes in goal over the course of his career. Patrício has allowed an average of 0.91 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which puts him at 4th out of all active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he has allowed 361 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .741 which puts him at 5th among active goalies.
Sheffield United will be on the other side of the pitch and for the year they sit with 12 victories, 12 draws, and 9 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they currently sit 9th in the league with +1. They currently have a total of 31 goals for the season. Sheffield United has a save % as a team of .734 which has them ranked 5th in the league, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They have an average attendance of 30,869 which puts them at 13th in the league.
One of the scorers to keep an eye on for the Blades is Billy Sharp. The 33 year-old has put 230 balls past the man in net in the time he has played soccer. He is sitting at 7th among active forwards in assists with 55 and has totaled 562 shots on target. He has totaled 39,516 mins and is averaging 74.4 mins per game. Another good player on this team is Oliver Norwood. The midfielder from Northern Ireland has scored 24 goals in his career which ranks him 57th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 360 fouls.
In net for the Blades is Dean Henderson who has had a good career by giving up only 0.87 goals per 90 mins and that places him 3rd in the Premier League. In the 10,980 mins he's been on the field in his career, he has allowed 106 goals. He has a career save % of .767 which puts him at 1st among all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+197)
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