Arsenal vs West Brom Prediction, 5/9/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs West Brom
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (-200) West Brom (+500)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal (14-7-13, 9th in the EPL) play West Brom (5-10-18, 19th in the EPL) at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Bernd Leno for Arsenal and Sam Johnstone for West Brom. West Brom are at at +500 while the Gunners are at -200. The total opens at 2.5.
Arsenal took the field against Everton in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they earned a 93.0% passes received percentage by converting 583 of the 627 passing attempts in their last outing. Arsenal tried 18 dribbles in this match and completed 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 55.6%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Arsenal wrapped this game up at a 21.4% rate by landing 3 shots on target out of 14 total shots. Arsenal is averaging 1.29 goals per 90 min (44 total goals) and have accounted for 31 assists in all games for this campaign.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Arsenal. He has totaled 52 assists while earning 23 yellow cards during his career. Aubameyang has started 328 games during his soccer career and he has earned 0.62 goals per 90. The forward born in France has earned 203 goals in 29,401 mins played. One more player who should impact this match is Nicolas Pepe, the forward representing France. Pepe has totaled 11,026 minutes in 115 career starting assignments and has been given 13 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 24 times so far in his career and he has scored 48 goals. He is currently averaging 0.39 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Arsenal will be Bernd Leno. Leno (170-99-112 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 113 shutouts, which has earned him a 29.6% clean sheet rate. The goalie born in Germany has faced 1,519 shots tried at him in 382 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.2 (470 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 70.5. Leno has seen the field for a total of 34,355 minutes and has accumulated 1,068 stops during his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, West Brom went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Aston Villa. They finished this game by completing 153 out of their 221 passing attempts earning a rate of 69.2%. West Brom had a 81.8% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 of the 11 dribbles they tried. West Brom connected on 3 shots attempted out of 9 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 28 goals and 17 assists in all their contests, West Brom is averaging 0.85 goals and 0.52 assists per 90 minutes.
Callum Robinson will be counted on for West Brom. He sports an average of 0.30 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 148 outings during his soccer career. The forward from England has earned 12,823 minutes while scoring 43 goals. He has accumulated 10 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times. You should also keep an eye on Matheus Pereira, the forward representing Brazil. Pereira has been given a total of 20 yellow cards in 9,548 professional minutes played (110 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.26. He has collected 28 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 31 different times.
Sam Johnstone will be residing in front of the net for West Brom. Johnstone has accumulated 81 shutouts while defending 1,089 shots attempted against him in 23,760 career mins. He has a save % of 71.6 and his shutout rate is currently 30.7%. He has allowed 1.23 goals per 90 and he has a record of 106-78-80. In his pro soccer career, Johnstone has given up 324 goals and has earned 780 stops in 264 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take West Brom (+500)
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