Burnley vs Everton Prediction, 12/26/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Everton
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+185) Everton (+155)
Turf Moor is the site where Chris Wood and Burnley (1-8-6, 18th in the EPL) will take on Everton (5-4-8, 14th in the EPL) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Nick Pope for Burnley and Jordan Pickford for Everton. The moneyline on this contest has Burnley priced at +185 and the Toffees are priced at +155. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Burnley faced West Ham United in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. In the passing game, they earned a 76.1% received passes percentage by completing 223 out of their 293 targeted passes last match. Burnley attempted 14 dribbles in this contest and converted 10 of those tries for a rate of 71.4%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Burnley wrapped this game up at a 11.1% clip by hitting 1 shot on target out of 9 shots. Burnley has an average of 0.87 goals per 90 (13 goals in total) and have accounted for 12 assists in all matches this year.
Chris Wood is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Burnley. Wood has started 306 matches thus far in his career while he scores 0.45 G/90. The forward from New Zealand has 136 goals in 27,024 mins. He has 35 assists while earning 10 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Maxwel Cornet, the forward representing Cote d'Ivoire. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times in his career while scoring 36 total goals. Cornet has earned 10,845 mins in 115 starting assignments and has earned himself 18 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.30 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Burnley will be Nick Pope. Pope has defended the goal for 18,819 minutes and has tallied 659 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.1 (227 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 75.3. The goalie from England has faced 879 shots tried against him in 208 starts. Pope (74-66-69 record during his career) has tallied 80 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 38.5% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Everton went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Chelsea. Everton had a 66.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 10 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 115 out of their 202 passes they attempted for a rate of 56.9%. Everton converted 3 shots attempted out of their 5 shots attempted which had them at a 60.0% clip in their last game. Having a total of 21 goals and 16 assists for all their games, Everton averages 1.24 goals and 0.94 assists per 90.
Salomon Rondon should be able to be counted on for Everton. The forward representing Venezuela has totaled 27,119 mins and has scored 121 goals. He has 32 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 35 times. He is currently averaging 0.40 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 305 games so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Abdoulaye Doucoure, the midfielder born in France. He has 33 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 32 times. Doucoure has been given a total of 53 yellow cards in 20,859 minutes (234 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.14.
Jordan Pickford will be residing in front of the net for Everton. In his career, Pickford has surrendered 426 goals and has earned 908 saves in 308 starts. He has surrendered 1.39 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 99-79-128. He sports a save % of 68.7 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.6%. Pickford has totaled 85 clean sheets while he has seen 1,321 shots tried against him in 27,534 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Burnley (+185)
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