Burnley vs Fulham Prediction, 2/17/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Fulham
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+137) Fulham (+175)
Turf Moor is the site where Chris Wood and Burnley (7-5-11, 16th in the EPL) will play Fulham (3-9-11, 18th in the EPL) on Wednesday. The goalies who are expected to start are Nick Pope for Burnley and Alphonse Areola for Fulham. The odds on this matchup have Burnley coming in at +137 and the Cottagers are priced at +175. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Burnley stepped onto the pitch against Crystal Palace in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 3-0. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 76.4% received passes rate by converting 292 of the 382 pass attempts last match. Burnley tried 11 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 9 of the tries for a percentage of 81.8%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Burnley finished at a 25.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 16 shots. Burnley sports an average of 0.70 goals per 90 min (16 goals in total) and have accounted for 9 assists in all games this season.
Chris Wood is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Burnley. Wood has been in the starting lineup in 279 contests during his pro soccer career and scores 0.45 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from New Zealand has recorded 125 goals in 24,768 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 32 assists while tallying 9 yellow cards during his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Ashley Westwood, the midfielder born in England. Westwood has totaled 32,438 minutes in 365 starts and has earned himself 59 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 44 times so far in his career and he has scored 24 total goals. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Burnley will be Nick Pope. Pope has been on the field for 16,569 minutes and is sitting with 591 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.1 (193 goals surrendered) and his save % is 76.4. The keeper hailing from England has had 775 shots attempted against him in 183 career starts. Pope (70-54-60 record during his career) has earned 74 shutouts, which has earned him a 40.4% shutout percentage.
When they last took the field, Fulham got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Everton. They finished the match by completing 487 of the 553 passing tries earning a rate of 88.1%. Fulham finished with a 45.5% successful dribble rate by completing 5 of the 11 dribbles they pursued. Fulham converted 3 shots attempted out of 12 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% clip in their last game. With 18 goals and 14 assists in all their contests, Fulham averages 0.78 goals and 0.61 assists per 90 minutes.
Ademola Lookman should provide a spark for Fulham. The forward representing England has been on the field for 6,526 mins while scoring 19 goals. He has 8 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. He has an average of 0.26 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 65 games in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ivan Cavaleiro, the forward born in Portugal. Cavaleiro has been handed a total of 22 yellow card warnings in 12,638 minutes played (144 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.21. He has 30 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 29 different times.
Alphonse Areola is expected to look after the net for Fulham. In his pro soccer career, Areola has conceded 193 goals while earning 509 stops in 200 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.96 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 104-52-44. He has a save % of 73.9 and his clean sheet rate is currently 42.0%. Areola has racked up 84 clean sheets while seeing 690 shots against him in 18,020 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Burnley (+137)
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