Brighton vs Everton Prediction, 8/28/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Everton
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+139) Everton (+206)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Everton (1-1-0, 7th in the EPL) head to The American Express Community Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Brighton (2-0-0, 4th in the EPL). The goalies protecting the net are Robert Sanchez for Brighton and Jordan Pickford for Everton. Brighton are at +139 while the Toffees are priced at +206. The O/U opens at 2.25.
Brighton took the field against Watford in their last game and took home the win by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 87.1% received passes percentage by completing 513 out of their 589 passing targets last game. Brighton attempted 4 dribbles in this matchup and completed 4 of those attempts for a percentage of 100.0%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Brighton finished at a 23.1% clip by putting 3 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Brighton has an average of 2.00 goals per 90 (4 total goals) and have accounted for 4 assists in all matches this season.
Leandro Trossard is a player who can be a difference maker for Brighton. He has accounted for 25 assists while tallying 12 yellow cards thus far in his career. Trossard has been given a starting assignment in 171 games thus far in his career and accounts for 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Belgium has totaled 62 goals in 15,185 professional minutes played.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Neal Maupay, the forward who represents France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times so far in his career while scoring 75 goals. Maupay has accumulated 15,649 minutes in 171 starting assignments and has been given 34 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.43 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Brighton will be Robert Sanchez. Sanchez (17-15-23 mark in his professional soccer career) has totaled 17 shutouts, which gives him a 30.9% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from Spain has seen 224 shots sent in his direction in 55 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.3 (72 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 69.6. Sanchez has seen the pitch for a total of 4,950 minutes and is sitting with 157 saves during his soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Everton earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 2-2 against Leeds United. Everton earned a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 196 out of their 275 passes they tried for a rate of 71.3%. Everton converted 7 shots tried out of the team's 16 shots tried which had them sitting at a 43.8% clip in their last outing. With 5 goals and 4 assists in all their matches, Everton is averaging 2.50 goals and 2.00 assists per 90 min.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin will need to provide a lift for Everton. He averages 0.39 G/90 and has been a starter in 116 matches during his career. The forward from England has been on the pitch for 10,954 professional minutes while scoring 47 goals. He has accumulated 24 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. Make sure to watch out for Richarlison, the forward representing Brazil. He has collected 48 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 14 different times. Richarlison has been handed 28 yellow card warnings in 14,329 minutes played (167 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.30.
Jordan Pickford is expected to look after the goal for Everton. Pickford has accumulated 82 shutouts while defending 1,253 shots attempted against him in 26,274 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 68.8 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.9%. He has surrendered 1.38 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 95-76-121. So far in his career, Pickford has conceded 403 goals and has 862 saves in 294 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brighton (+139)
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