Chelsea vs Fulham Prediction, 5/1/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Fulham
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-275) Fulham (+900)
Mason Mount and Chelsea (16-10-7, 4th in the EPL) host Fulham (5-12-16, 18th in the EPL) at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Alphonse Areola for Fulham. Fulham are at at +900 while the Pensioners are at -275. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Chelsea faced off with West Ham United in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. Chelsea attempted 15 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 53.3%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 85.2% received passes rate by connecting on 497 of the 583 pass targets last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Chelsea ended this match at a 35.3% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 17 total shots. Chelsea has an average of 1.48 goals per 90 minutes (49 goals in total) and have accounted for 33 assists in all games this season.
Mason Mount is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Chelsea. He has 21 assists while accumulating 12 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Mount has started 117 contests in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from England has 30 goals in 10,616 mins played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Timo Werner, the forward representing Germany. He has assisted on a goal 42 times during his career while he has scored 98 total goals. Werner has been on the field for 17,891 minutes during 202 starts and has been given 13 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.49 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Chelsea is Edouard Mendy. Mendy (43-32-23 record during his career) has 58 shutouts, which leaves him with a 44.3% shutout percentage. The goalie hailing from Senegal has had 425 shots tried against him in 131 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.9 (115 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 76.7. Mendy has defended the goal for a total of 11,803 minutes and has earned 325 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last outing, Fulham earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Arsenal. They finished the match by connecting on 206 of the 278 passes they attempted for a rate of 74.1%. Fulham finished the match with a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 of the 15 dribbles they tried. Fulham converted 1 shots attempted out of the team's 2 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. With 24 goals and 16 assists in all their matches, Fulham averages 0.73 goals and 0.48 assists per 90 minutes.
Ivan Cavaleiro should be someone to watch for Fulham. The forward born in Portugal has been on the pitch for 13,221 professional minutes while scoring 30 goals. He has accumulated 22 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has started 150 contests during his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Ademola Lookman, the forward born in England. Lookman has earned himself 9 yellow cards in 7,261 mins played (74 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.25. He has 20 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 11 different times.
Alphonse Areola is expected to look after the net for Fulham. In his career, Areola has conceded 205 goals while totaling 531 stops in 210 starting assignments. He has surrendered 0.98 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 106-55-49. He has earned a save percentage of 73.5 and his shutout rate is currently 41.4%. Areola has accumulated 87 clean sheets while seeing 722 shots against him in 18,920 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Fulham (+900) and under the total goals
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