Burnley vs Brighton Prediction, 2/6/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Brighton
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+150) Brighton (+175)
Turf Moor is the venue where Chris Wood and Burnley (6-4-11, 17th in the EPL) will play Brighton (5-9-8, 15th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Nick Pope for Burnley and Robert Sanchez for Brighton. Brighton are at at +175 while the Clarets are priced at +150. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Burnley faced Manchester City in their last game and took a loss by a final of 2-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 75.0% received passes percentage by connecting on 210 of the 280 pass attempts last match. Burnley tried 11 dribbles in this contest and converted 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 72.7%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Burnley walked away from the pitch at a 0% clip by putting 0 shots on target out of 2 total shots. Burnley averages 0.57 goals per 90 (12 total goals) and have 7 assists In all contests this year.
Chris Wood is a guy who should impact this matchup for Burnley. He has accounted for 32 assists while tallying 9 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Wood has been in the starting lineup in 279 games in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.45 goals per 90. The forward hailing from New Zealand has totaled 125 goals scored in 24,768 professional minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Ashley Westwood, the midfielder representing England. He has helped on a goal 44 times so far in his career and he has scored 24 goals. Westwood has totaled 32,258 minutes during 363 starts and has been given 59 yellow cards. He averages 0.07 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Burnley will be Nick Pope. Pope (69-53-60 mark during his career) has tallied 73 shutouts, which gives him a 40.3% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from England has had 770 shots sent his way in 181 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.05 (192 goals given up) and he has a save % of .764. Pope has seen the pitch for a total of 16,389 mins and has tallied 587 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Brighton got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Liverpool. Brighton finished with a 58.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 of the 12 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 322 out of their 410 attempted passes for a percentage of 78.5%. Brighton converted 4 shots tried out of their 13 shots tried which had them sitting at a 30.8% clip in their last game. With a total of 23 goals and 14 assists in all their contests, Brighton has an average of 1.05 goals and 0.64 assists per 90 minutes.
Leandro Trossard will need to be on top of his game for Brighton. He scores 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 155 contests so far in his career. The forward representing Belgium has 13,869 professional minutes while scoring 59 goals. He has totaled 11 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times. Make sure to watch out for Neal Maupay, the forward representing France. Maupay has been given 33 yellow card cautions in 14,474 professional minutes played (157 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.45. He has collected 72 goals during his career while helping on a goal 20 different times.
Robert Sanchez will be looking after the goal for Brighton. Sanchez has earned 11 clean sheets while he has seen 165 shots against him in 3,330 career mins. He sports a save % of .697 and his shutout rate sits at 29.7%. He has allowed 1.46 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 11-10-16. In his career, Sanchez has allowed 54 goals and has totaled 116 saves in 37 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brighton (+175)
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