Chelsea vs Arsenal Prediction, 5/12/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Arsenal
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-150) Arsenal (+425)
Alexandre Lacazette and Arsenal (15-7-13, 9th in the EPL) are headed to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday where they'll take on Chelsea (18-10-7, 3rd in the EPL). The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. The Pensioners are at -150 while the Gunners are at +425. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Chelsea stepped onto the pitch against Manchester City in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 2-1. Chelsea attempted 14 dribbles in this game and completed 7 of the tries for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they had a 92.0% received passes rate by converting 518 of the 563 passing targets in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Chelsea wrapped this game up at a 41.7% rate by putting 5 shots on target out of 12 total shots. Chelsea sports an average of 1.51 goals per 90 min (53 total goals) and have accounted for 37 assists in all matches for the season.
Mason Mount is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Chelsea. He has totaled 22 assists while earning 12 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Mount has been in the starting lineup in 118 outings during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in England has racked up 30 goals in 10,691 minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Timo Werner, the forward born in Germany. Werner has been on the field for 18,071 mins in 204 starts and has been given 13 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 44 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 98 total goals. He currently averages 0.49 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Chelsea will be Edouard Mendy. Mendy has seen the pitch for 11,983 minutes and has tallied 330 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.9 (116 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 76.8. The goalkeeper hailing from Senegal has seen 431 shots tried against him in 133 starting assignments. Mendy (45-32-23 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 59 clean sheets, which has earned him a 44.4% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Arsenal got the victory with a final of 3-1 against West Brom. They finished the contest by converting 513 of the 598 pass attempts for a rate of 85.8%. Arsenal had a 52.4% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 21 dribbles they tried. Arsenal connected on 7 shots attempted out of their 15 shots attempted which had them at a 46.7% rate when they last took the field. Having a total of 47 goals and 33 assists for all their games, Arsenal sports an average of 1.34 goals and 0.94 assists per 90 minutes.
Alexandre Lacazette should be able to be counted on for Arsenal. The forward who is from France has been on the pitch for 23,423 mins and has earned 150 goals. He has totaled 41 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times. He is currently averaging 0.58 goals per 90 mins and has started 268 contests in his career. Be sure to watch out for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward representing France. Aubameyang has been handed a total of 23 yellow cards in 29,401 minutes played (328 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.62. He has tallied 203 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 52 times.
Bernd Leno will be looking after the net for Arsenal. Leno has earned 113 clean sheets while seeing 1,520 shots tried against him in 34,445 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 70.5 and his shutout rate is currently at 29.5%. He has conceded 1.23 goals per 90 while earning a record of 171-99-112. So far in his career, Leno has conceded 471 goals and has totaled 1,068 saves in 383 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arsenal (+425)
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