Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction, 2/28/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Manchester United
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (+100) Manchester United (+210)
Stamford Bridge is the venue where N'Golo Kante and Chelsea (12-7-6, 5th in the EPL) will take on Manchester United (14-7-4, 2nd in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and David de Gea for Manchester United. The Pensioners are at +100 while the Red Devils are at +210. The total is set at 2.5.
Chelsea took the field against Southampton in their last game and got the draw with a final of 1-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 87.3% passes received percentage by completing 649 of the 743 targeted passes in their last match. Chelsea attempted 23 dribbles in this match and converted 16 of those attempts for a percentage of 69.6%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Chelsea wrapped this game up at a 25.0% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 8 shots. Chelsea averages 1.60 g/90 (40 goals in total) and have earned 27 assists in all games 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 given a starting assignment in 248 matches in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.06 G/90. The midfielder hailing from France has accumulated 14 goals scored in 22,003 mins played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Timo Werner, the forward born in Germany. He has assisted on a goal 41 times during his career while scoring 97 goals. Werner has accumulated 17,478 minutes during 198 starts and has been handed a total of 12 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.50 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Chelsea will be Edouard Mendy. Mendy (39-30-22 record in his career) has accumulated 53 shutouts, which gives him a 42.7% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from Senegal has seen 405 shots attempted against him in 124 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.9 (109 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 77.0. Mendy has been on the field for 11,173 mins and has earned 312 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Manchester United went home victorious with a score of 3-1 against Newcastle United. Manchester United had a 61.9% successful dribble rate by connecting on 13 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 606 out of their 692 passing tries for a percentage of 87.6%. Manchester United had 7 shots attempted out of 15 shots attempted earning them a 46.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 51 goals and 36 assists in all competitions, Manchester United averages 2.04 goals and 1.44 assists per 90 min.
Bruno Fernandes will need to provide a spark for Manchester United. He is currently averaging 0.39 goals per 90 mins and has started 214 matches so far in his career. The midfielder who is from Portugal has earned 18,855 mins and has scored 81 goals. He has tallied 48 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 59 times. Make sure to watch out for Marcus Rashford, the forward representing England. He has scored 53 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 27 times. Rashford has been handed a total of 15 yellow cards in 11,389 professional minutes (124 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.42.
David de Gea will be looking after the net for Manchester United. de Gea has earned 136 shutouts and defended 1,514 shots tried against him in 35,308 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 73.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 34.6%. He has surrendered 1.08 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 211-91-91. During his pro soccer career, de Gea has conceded 424 goals and has earned 1,110 saves in 393 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Manchester United (+210)
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