Wolverhampton vs Southampton EPL Tips 1/18/2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
St. Mary's Stadium
James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (8-4-10, 12th in EPL) host Wolverhampton (7-10-5, 7th in EPL) at St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The goalkeepers expected to start are Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. The Wolverhampton Wanderers are at at +185 while Southampton are at +145. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Wolverhampton comes into the game with a record of 7 victories, 10 draws, and 5 losses putting them at 7th in EPL. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 29 goals which ranks 8th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +3, putting them at 8th in the EPL. When discussing shots on target, they have compiled a total of 89 which ranks 12th in the EPL. As a unit, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has collected a total of 241 fouls which means they have an average of 11 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 31 points for 2019 and they are averaging an attendance of 31,313.
João Moutinho is one of the players to watch for the Wolves. The midfielder from Portugal has taken part in 464 games in the time he has played soccer and has played 38,460 mins. During that time, the 32-year-old has racked up 36 goals and has assisted on 80 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 82.9 minutes per game. Moutinho has been a starter in 434 games and has racked up 396 fouls during that period. In respect to shots on target, Moutinho has connected on 161 which puts him at 57th out of active players and 23rd among midfielders. Raúl Jiménez is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Wolverhampton. The 28-year-old from Mexico has connected on 69 goals in his career which places him at 35th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played 13,920 minutes in his career which places him at 37th among active forwards and has an average of 59.0 mins per game which places him at 254th in the Premier League. In his pro soccer career, he has earned 203 shots on target which places him at 26th among active forwards.
The man looking after the goal for the Wolves is Rui Patricio from Portugal. He has totaled 34,675 minutes protecting the goal over the course of his career. Patricio has conceded an average of 0.92 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which has him ranking 4th among active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he has allowed 353 goals. His career save % is .740 which has him ranking 4th among active goalies.
Southampton is the team looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they sit with 8 wins, 4 draws, and 10 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the league with -12. They currently have a total of 27 goals for the season. Southampton has a team save percentage of .625 which has them 16th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have an average attendance of 29,646 ranking them 15th in the league.
One of the players to remember for the Saints is James Ward-Prowse. The 24 year-old has put 21 balls into the goal in his career. He is 57th among active midfielders in assists with 21 and has 90 shots on target. He has totaled 12,652 minutes and is averaging 58.8 minutes per game. Another solid player on this team is Danny Ings. The forward from England has connected on 69 goals in his career which is 26th among active forwards. He also has racked up 158 fouls.
In net for the Saints is Alex McCarthy who has had a bad career by surrendering 1.41 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 25th in professional soccer. In the 18,110 minutes he's played in his career, he has given up 284 goals. He has a career save percentage of .709 which has him ranking 17th out of all goalies still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Southampton (+145)
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