Arsenal vs Leeds United Prediction, 2/14/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs Leeds United
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (-133) Leeds United (+350)
Patrick Bamford and Leeds United (9-2-10, 11th in the EPL) head to Emirates Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Arsenal (9-4-10, 10th in the EPL). The goalies expected to start will be Mathew Ryan for Arsenal and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. Arsenal are at -133 while the Whites are priced at +350. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Arsenal took the field against Aston Villa in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. Arsenal tried 17 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 5 of those attempts for a rate of 29.4%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 89.2% received passes rate by completing 535 out of their 600 targeted passes last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Arsenal ended this match at a 26.7% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 15 total shots. Arsenal is averaging 1.17 goals per 90 (27 goals in total) and have racked up 20 assists in all contests for the year.
Alexandre Lacazette is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Arsenal. Lacazette has been in the starting lineup in 262 matches so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.57 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has totaled 145 goals scored in 22,839 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 39 assists while accumulating 40 yellow cards during his soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward who is from France. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 51 times in his career while scoring 198 goals. Aubameyang has been on the field for 28,891 mins in 322 career starts and has been handed 23 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.62 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Arsenal is Mathew Ryan. Ryan (123-81-91 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 85 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 28.8% shutout rate. The goalie hailing from Australia has had 1,169 shots tried against him in 295 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.19 (350 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .714. Ryan has seen the pitch for 26,550 mins and is sitting with 840 saves so far in his career.
When they last played, Leeds United took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Everton. Leeds United finished the match with a 42.9% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 21 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by completing 489 of the 581 pass attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. Leeds United converted 7 shots attempted out of their 16 shots attempted which had them at a 43.8% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 35 goals and 26 assists in all their matches, Leeds United averages 1.67 goals and 1.24 assists per 90.
Patrick Bamford will need to provide a spark for Leeds United. The forward born in England has been on the field for 16,435 professional minutes and he has scored 91 goals. He has 19 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times. He scores 0.50 G/90 and has been a starter in 185 outings in his career. You should also keep an eye on Helder Costa, the forward representing Angola. He has tallied 25 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 25 different times. Costa has been handed a total of 14 yellow cards in 10,768 mins played (123 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.21.
Illan Meslier will reside in front of the goal for Leeds United. Meslier has accumulated 22 clean sheets while seeing 134 shots attempted against him in 5,220 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of .739 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 37.9%. He has allowed 1.26 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 29-12-17. In his pro soccer career, Meslier has conceded 73 goals and has accumulated 99 saves in 58 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arsenal (-133)
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