Brighton vs Leeds United Prediction, 5/1/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brighton vs Leeds United
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton and Hove, Sussex
Odds/Point Spread: Brighton (+110) Leeds United (+250)
Neal Maupay and Brighton (7-13-13, 17th in the EPL) play Leeds United (14-5-14, 9th in the EPL) at The American Express Community Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Robert Sanchez for Brighton and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. The odds on this game have Brighton coming in at +110 and the Whites are priced at +250. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Brighton stepped onto the pitch against Sheffield United in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. Brighton tried 29 dribbles in this contest and completed 20 of the tries for a percentage of 69.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 86.7% passes received percentage by connecting on 568 of the 655 targeted passes last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Brighton walked away from the pitch at a 23.5% clip by hitting 4 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Brighton sports an average of 0.97 goals per 90 min (32 total goals) and have accounted for 21 assists in all competitions for the season.
Neal Maupay is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Brighton. Maupay has been in the starting lineup in 167 matchups during his career and tallies 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has 73 goals in 15,335 mins played. He has totaled 21 assists while tallying 33 yellow cards during his soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Leandro Trossard, the forward who represents Belgium. Trossard has been on the field for 14,713 minutes in 165 career starts and has been given 12 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times during his soccer career while scoring 61 goals. He currently averages 0.37 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Brighton will be Robert Sanchez. Sanchez (13-14-21 record during his career) has tallied 15 shutouts, which leaves him with a 31.3% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in Spain has seen 201 shots attempted against him in 48 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.3 (64 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 70.1. Sanchez has seen the pitch for 4,320 mins and has 142 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Leeds United finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Manchester United. They finished the contest by connecting on 328 of the 418 passing tries for a percentage of 78.5%. Leeds United finished the match with a 80.0% successful dribble rate by completing 8 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. Leeds United had 3 shots tried out of their 6 shots tried which had them sitting at a 50.0% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 48 goals and 37 assists in all their matches, Leeds United has an average of 1.45 goals and 1.12 assists per 90 min.
Patrick Bamford should provide solid play for Leeds United. He currently averages 0.49 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 197 contests in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from England has been on the field for 17,373 mins and has earned 94 goals. He has totaled 21 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 18 times. Make sure to watch out for Helder Costa, the forward representing Angola. Costa has been given 14 yellow cards in 11,230 mins played (128 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.21. He has collected 26 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 26 different times.
Illan Meslier is expected to look after the net for Leeds United. Meslier has racked up 26 shutouts and has seen 191 shots attempted against him in 6,300 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of 75.9 and his shutout rate is currently 37.1%. He has surrendered 1.21 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 34-15-21. During his pro soccer career, Meslier has allowed 85 goals and has earned 146 saves in 70 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brighton (+110)
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