Burnley vs Leeds United Prediction, 5/15/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Leeds United
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+160) Leeds United (+170)
Turf Moor is the venue where Chris Wood and Burnley (10-9-16, 15th in the EPL) will take on Leeds United (15-5-15, 10th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Nick Pope for Burnley and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. Burnley are at +160 while the Whites are priced at +170. The total is set at 2.5.
Burnley faced off with Fulham in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. Burnley tried 13 dribbles in this game and were successful in 6 of the tries for a rate of 46.2%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 59.0% passes received percentage by completing 135 out of their 229 pass targets in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Burnley ended this match at a 38.5% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 13 shots. Burnley has an average of 0.91 goals per 90 min (32 goals in total) and have tallied 20 assists in all games this year.
Chris Wood is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Burnley. He has totaled 35 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards during his soccer career. Wood has had a starting assignment in 288 matches in his career and he has earned 0.47 G/90. The forward born in New Zealand has accumulated 133 goals scored in 25,586 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Ashley Westwood, the midfielder representing England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times in his career while he has scored 26 goals. Westwood has been on the pitch for 33,518 minutes during 377 starts and has been handed a total of 60 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.07 G/90 during his career.
The man defending the goal for Burnley will be Nick Pope. Pope (73-58-63 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 77 shutouts, which gives him a 39.9% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from England has seen 816 shots tried against him in 193 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.1 (206 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 76.0. Pope has played for 17,469 mins and has earned 619 stops during his soccer career.
When they last took the field, Leeds United went home victorious with a score of 3-1 against Tottenham. Leeds United ended the game with a 45.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 11 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 375 out of their 452 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 83.0%. Leeds United converted 7 shots tried out of 16 shots tried giving them a 43.8% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 51 goals and 39 assists in all their games, Leeds United sports an average of 1.46 goals and 1.11 assists per 90.
Jack Harrison should provide a spark for Leeds United. He is averaging 0.21 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 158 games thus far in his career. The forward who is from England has been on the pitch for 13,231 professional minutes while he has scored 31 goals. He has 8 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Patrick Bamford, the forward born in England. He has 95 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 18 times. Bamford has been handed 21 yellow card cautions in 17,509 minutes played (199 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.49.
Illan Meslier will reside in front of the goal for Leeds United. In his career, Meslier has allowed 88 goals and has tallied 151 saves in 72 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.22 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 35-15-22. He has a save percentage of 75.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently 36.1%. Meslier has totaled 26 shutouts and defended 198 shots attempted against him in 6,480 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leeds United (+170)
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