Chelsea vs Everton Prediction, 3/8/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Everton
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-154) Everton (+450)
Richarlison and Everton (13-4-8, 7th in the EPL) travel to Stamford Bridge on Monday where they'll meet Chelsea (12-8-6, 5th in the EPL). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Jordan Pickford for Everton. The line on this contest has Chelsea coming in at -154 and the Toffees are priced at +450. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Chelsea faced Manchester United in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. In the passing game, they ended with a 91.4% passes received percentage by connecting on 550 out of their 602 pass attempts in their last outing. Chelsea attempted 18 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 13 of those tries for a percentage of 72.2%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Chelsea finished the game at a 33.3% clip by hitting 6 shots on target of 18 total shots. Chelsea is averaging 1.54 goals per 90 (40 total goals) and have 27 assists in all matches for the season.
N'Golo Kante is a player who should impact this matchup for Chelsea. He has totaled 18 assists while earning 38 yellow cards during his soccer career. Kante has been a starter in 249 matches in his career while he scores 0.06 G/90. The midfielder born in France has accumulated 14 goals in 22,093 mins played. Someone else who should impact this game is Timo Werner, the forward representing Germany. Werner has been on the field for 17,491 minutes during 198 career starting assignments and has been handed 12 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 41 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 97 total goals. He scores 0.50 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Chelsea will be Edouard Mendy. Mendy (39-31-22 mark in his career) has recorded 54 shutouts, which gives him a 43.2% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Senegal has seen 409 shots attempted at him in 125 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.9 (109 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 77.3. Mendy has been on the pitch for a total of 11,263 mins and is sitting with 316 stops thus far in his career.
For their last game, Everton took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Southampton. Everton finished with a 36.1% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 13 of the 36 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by completing 332 out of their 423 passes they tried for a rate of 78.5%. Everton connected on 1 shot on goal out of 7 shots attempted which gave them a 14.3% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 37 goals and 25 assists in all competitions, Everton sports an average of 1.48 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Richarlison will be someone to watch for Everton. He sports an average of 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has started 152 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Brazil has played 13,003 minutes while earning 45 goals. He has 26 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times. Be sure to watch out for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the forward representing England. He has totaled 42 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 9 times. Calvert-Lewin has been given a total of 24 yellow cards in 9,785 mins played (103 starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.39.
Jordan Pickford will be residing in front of the net for Everton. Pickford has recorded 77 clean sheets and has defended 1,201 shots attempted against him in 25,152 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 68.8 and his shutout rate sits at 27.4%. He has conceded 1.38 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 90-73-116. So far in his career, Pickford has given up 386 goals and has accounted for 827 saves in 281 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Everton (+450)
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