Brentford vs Chelsea Prediction, 10/16/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brentford vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Brentford Community Stadium in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Brentford (+646) Chelsea (-215)
Ivan Toney and Brentford (3-3-1, 7th in the EPL) host Chelsea (5-1-1, 1st in the EPL) at Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday. The men protecting the net will be David Raya for Brentford and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. Brentford are at +646 while the Pensioners are at -215. The total opens at 2.5.
Brentford stepped onto the pitch against West Ham United in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 2-1. Brentford tried 11 dribbles in this outing and completed 7 of the attempts for a percentage of 63.6%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 65.0% rate by connecting on 199 out of their 306 passing attempts in their last game.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Brentford walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% clip by putting 6 shots on target out of 14 shots. Brentford averages 1.43 goals per 90 (10 goals in total) and have accounted for 4 assists in all matches for the season.
Ivan Toney is a player who should be able to impact this game for Brentford. Toney has been a starter in 201 contests in his career and tallies 0.53 G/90. The forward born in England has accumulated 109 goals scored in 18,564 mins. He has totaled 36 assists while accumulating 59 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Sergi Canos, the forward who is from Spain. He has assisted on a goal 25 times during his soccer career and he has scored 31 total goals. Canos has played 10,909 minutes during 125 starting assignments and has been given 23 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Brentford is David Raya. Raya (102-56-51 record in his career) has accounted for 55 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.3% shutout rate. The goalie from Spain has seen 768 shots tried at him in 209 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.1 (220 total goals allowed) and his save % is 73.0. Raya has played for a total of 18,810 minutes and has 558 saves during his career.
In their last game, Chelsea earned three points by winning 3-1 against Southampton. They finished this game by connecting on 502 of the 577 passing tries for a percentage of 87.0%. Chelsea finished with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 22 out of the 33 dribbles they tried. Chelsea converted 9 shots attempted out of the team's 20 shots attempted which had them at a 45.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 15 goals and 11 assists in all their contests, Chelsea is averaging 2.14 goals and 1.57 assists per 90 minutes.
Romelu Lukaku will need to be on top of his game for Chelsea. The forward from Belgium has been on the pitch for 30,482 minutes while scoring 195 goals. He has accumulated 29 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 60 times. He scores 0.58 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 336 games thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Kai Havertz, the forward representing Germany. He has totaled 41 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 24 different times. Havertz has been given 12 yellow cards in 10,771 mins (121 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.34.
Edouard Mendy will reside in front of the net for Chelsea. In his career, Mendy has given up 121 goals and has totaled 352 stops in 141 starts. He has allowed 0.86 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 50-33-25. He is the owner of a save % of 77.4 and his clean sheet rate sits at 44.0%. Mendy has racked up 62 shutouts while defending 456 shots tried against him in 12,658 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brentford (+646)
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