Burnley vs West Brom Prediction, 2/20/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs West Brom
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+137) West Brom (+260)
Turf Moor is the venue where Chris Wood and Burnley (7-5-11, 16th in the EPL) will take on West Brom (2-7-15, 19th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Nick Pope for Burnley and Sam Johnstone for West Brom. The line on this contest has Burnley priced at +137 and the Baggies are priced at +260. The O/U has been set 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.
The last time they took the pitch, West Brom were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Manchester United. They finished the match by converting 170 of the 234 passes they attempted earning a rate of 72.6%. West Brom had a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 2 out of the 3 dribbles they tried. West Brom landed 3 shots attempted out of the team's 7 shots attempted which had them at a 42.9% clip in their last game. With 18 goals and 10 assists in all their matches, West Brom averages 0.75 goals and 0.42 assists per 90 minutes.
Callum Robinson will need to be on top of his game for West Brom. The forward from England has totaled 12,587 minutes while scoring 40 goals. He has accumulated 10 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 145 matches during his soccer career. You should also watch out for Matheus Pereira, the forward born in Brazil. Pereira has been handed a total of 20 yellow card warnings in 8,796 professional minutes played (101 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.25. He has scored 24 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 29 different times.
Sam Johnstone will look after the net for West Brom. During his professional soccer career, Johnstone has conceded 315 goals while earning 743 stops in 255 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.24 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 103-75-77. He sports a save percentage of 71.1 and his clean sheet rate is 30.2%. Johnstone has recorded 77 clean sheets and has defended 1,044 shots against him in 22,950 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Burnley (+137)
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