Burnley vs Leeds United Prediction, 8/29/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Leeds United
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+189) Leeds United (+132)
Jack Harrison and Leeds United (0-1-1, 15th in the EPL) are headed to Turf Moor on Sunday where they'll take on Burnley (0-0-2, 17th in the EPL). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Nick Pope for Burnley and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. Leeds United are at at +132 while the Clarets are priced at +189. The total has been set at 2.75.
Burnley faced off with Liverpool in their last match and took a loss by a final of 2-0. Burnley attempted 17 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 13 of the dribbles for a rate of 76.5%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 71.3% rate by connecting on 206 out of their 289 pass attempts in their last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Burnley ended this match at a 33.3% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Burnley averages 0.50 goals per 90 min (1 goals in total) and have racked up 1 assist in all games for the season.
Chris Wood is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Burnley. Wood has been a starter in 293 matches in his career and he tallies 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing New Zealand has racked up 133 goals in 25,994 mins. He has totaled 35 assists while accumulating 9 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Ashley Barnes, the forward who is from England. He has assisted on a goal 22 times in his career while he has scored 98 total goals. Barnes has totaled 25,837 mins in 287 starts and has been given 70 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.34 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Burnley is Nick Pope. Pope has played for a total of 17,649 minutes and has 626 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.1 (210 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 75.8. The goalie hailing from England has faced 828 shots attempted at him in 195 career starts. Pope (73-58-65 mark during his career) has 77 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 39.5% shutout rate.
In their last outing, Leeds United went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Everton. Leeds United ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 543 out of their 625 passes they tried for a rate of 86.9%. Leeds United converted 4 shots attempted out of their 18 shots attempted giving them a 22.2% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 3 goals and 3 assists in all competitions, Leeds United has an average of 1.50 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Jack Harrison should provide a spark for Leeds United. The forward from England has earned 13,659 mins while scoring 32 goals. He has 8 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 28 times. He scores 0.21 G/90 and has been a starter in 163 outings thus far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Patrick Bamford, the forward representing England. He has earned 97 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 19 different times. Bamford has been given 22 yellow card warnings in 17,867 minutes (203 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.49.
Illan Meslier will reside in front of the net for Leeds United. During his career, Meslier has conceded 95 goals and has 164 stops in 75 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.27 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 36-16-23. He sports a save percentage of 75.1 and his shutout rate is currently 36.0%. Meslier has 27 shutouts while defending 217 shots against him in 6,750 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leeds United (+132)
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