Burnley vs Norwich City Prediction, 10/2/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Norwich City
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+112) Norwich City (+226)
Turf Moor is the site where Chris Wood and Burnley (0-2-4, 19th in the EPL) will take on Norwich City (0-0-6, 20th in the EPL) on Saturday. The men protecting the net will be Nick Pope for Burnley and Tim Krul for Norwich City. The Canaries are at at +226 while the Clarets are priced at +112. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Burnley took the field against Leicester City in their last match and finished with a draw with a score of 2-2. Burnley attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 5 of those dribbles for a percentage of 41.7%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 72.7% received passes rate by connecting on 216 of the 297 pass attempts in their last game.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Burnley wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by landing 3 shots on target out of 9 shots. Burnley is averaging 0.67 goals per 90 (4 goals in total) and have earned 4 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Chris Wood is a player who should be able to impact this game for Burnley. He has accounted for 35 assists while tallying 9 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Wood has started 297 outings during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.46 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing New Zealand has recorded 134 goals scored in 26,340 minutes played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Ashley Barnes, the forward representing England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times in his career and he has scored 98 goals. Barnes has earned 26,062 mins in 290 starts and has earned himself a total of 72 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.34 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Burnley is Nick Pope. Pope (73-60-67 mark during his career) has recorded 77 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 38.7% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from England has seen 842 shots tried at him in 199 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.1 (217 goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of 75.4. Pope has seen the field for 18,009 mins and has earned 633 stops in his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Norwich city took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Everton. Norwich city finished with a 55.6% successful dribble rate by completing 15 of the 27 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 436 out of their 497 passes they tried for a percentage of 87.7%. Norwich city had 2 shots attempted out of their 10 shots attempted giving them a 20.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 2 goals and 1 assist in all their matches, Norwich city has an average of 0.33 goals and 0.17 assists per 90 min.
Milot Rashica should be someone to watch for Norwich City. The forward from Kosovo has been on the pitch for 12,561 mins and he has scored 34 goals. He has 8 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 147 outings in his career. You should also watch out for Teemu Pukki, the forward who is from Finland. He has collected 157 goals during his career while helping on a goal 41 different times. Pukki has been given a total of 20 yellow card cautions in 26,917 minutes played (298 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.52.
Tim Krul will look after the goal for Norwich City. Krul has totaled 93 clean sheets while he has seen 1,488 shots against him in 29,941 mins in his career. He sports a save percentage of 68.6 and his shutout rate is currently 28.0%. He has allowed 1.44 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 133-72-126. In his pro soccer career, Krul has conceded 478 goals and has racked up 1,020 saves in 332 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Norwich City (+226)
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