Chelsea vs Burnley Prediction, 1/31/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Burnley
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-303) Burnley (+800)
Timo Werner and Chelsea (8-6-6, 8th in the EPL) host Burnley (6-4-9, 15th in the EPL) at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Nick Pope for Burnley. The Pensioners are at -303 while the Clarets are priced at +800. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Chelsea played Wolverhampton in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. Chelsea attempted 13 dribbles in this contest and converted 6 of those dribbles for a percentage of 46.2%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 90.1% passes received rate by completing 842 out of their 934 pass attempts in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Chelsea finished at a 35.7% rate by hitting 5 shots on target out of 14 shots. Chelsea is averaging 1.60 g/90 (32 goals in total) and have earned 24 assists In all contests this season.
Timo Werner is a player who can be a difference maker for Chelsea. He has 40 assists while tallying 12 yellow card cautions during his career. Werner has had a starting assignment in 193 contests in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.51 G/90. The forward born in Germany has earned 96 goals in 17,044 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Christian Pulisic, the forward representing the United States. He has helped a teammate on a goal 20 times thus far in his career while scoring 23 total goals. Pulisic has totaled 7,760 minutes in 83 career starting assignments and has been given 6 yellow cards. He averages 0.27 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Chelsea is Edouard Mendy. Mendy has defended the goal for a total of 10,813 minutes and has 307 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.89 (107 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .772. The goalkeeper from Senegal has faced 399 shots attempted against him in 120 career starts. Mendy (36-29-22 mark during his career) has accumulated 51 shutouts, which leaves him with a 42.5% clean sheet percentage.
When they last took the field, Burnley took home the win by a final score of 3-2 against Aston Villa. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 197 of the 301 passes they tried earning a percentage of 65.4%. Burnley finished with a 75.0% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 8 dribbles they attempted. Burnley had 5 shots attempted out of 10 shots attempted earning them a 50.0% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 12 goals and 7 assists for all their games, Burnley sports an average of 0.63 goals and 0.37 assists per 90 minutes.
Chris Wood will need to provide a lift for Burnley. He sports an average of 0.46 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 278 outings so far in his career. The forward hailing from New Zealand has accumulated 24,707 mins while earning 125 goals. He has accounted for 9 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 32 times. Be sure to watch out for Ashley Westwood, the midfielder representing England. He has accounted for 24 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 44 different times. Westwood has been handed 58 yellow card cautions in 32,088 minutes played (361 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.07.
Nick Pope will be looking after the goal for Burnley. Pope has recorded 73 clean sheets and has defended 756 shots against him in 16,209 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .765 and his clean sheet rate is 40.8%. He has given up 1.04 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 69-53-58. So far in his career, Pope has given up 188 goals and has 577 stops in 179 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chelsea (-303)
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