Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Prediction, 1/27/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Wolverhampton
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-227) Wolverhampton (+550)
Romain Saiss and Wolverhampton (6-4-9, 14th in the EPL) go to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday where they'll meet Chelsea (8-5-6, 9th in the EPL). The starting goalies are Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton. The Pensioners are at -227 while the Wolves are at +550. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Chelsea played Leicester City in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. Chelsea tried 18 dribbles in this match and converted 9 of those tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In the passing game, they earned a 87.5% passes received percentage by completing 572 out of their 654 passing attempts in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Chelsea wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by putting 5 shots on target out of 21 total shots. Chelsea averages 1.68 goals per 90 (32 goals in total) and have accounted for 24 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Christian Pulisic is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Chelsea. He has accounted for 20 assists while tallying 6 yellow cards so far in his career. Pulisic has started 83 games during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in the United States has totaled 23 goals in 7,745 minutes. One more guy who should impact this match is Timo Werner, the forward hailing from Germany. Werner has totaled 17,044 minutes in 193 starting assignments and has been handed 12 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 40 times so far in his career and he has scored 96 goals. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Chelsea will be Edouard Mendy. Mendy (36-28-22 mark during his soccer career) has earned 50 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 42.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in Senegal has seen 399 shots tried at him in 119 starts. His GA/90 is 0.90 (107 total goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .772. Mendy has seen the pitch for 10,723 minutes and has 307 saves in his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Wolverhampton took a defeat with a final score of 3-2 against West Brom. Wolverhampton earned a 74.1% successful dribble percentage by converting 20 of the 27 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 494 out of their 581 passes they attempted for a percentage of 85.0%. Wolverhampton converted 7 shots attempted out of 9 shots attempted earning them a 11.1% rate in their last match. With 20 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, Wolverhampton averages 1.05 goals and 0.58 assists per 90 minutes.
Romain Saiss will need to provide a lift for Wolverhampton. He sports an average of 0.07 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 248 matches so far in his career. The defender hailing from France has been on the field for 22,263 mins while scoring 17 goals. He has totaled 76 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Pedro Neto, the forward born in Portugal. Neto has earned himself 4 yellow card warnings in 2,576 minutes (27 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.28. He has accumulated 8 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 6 times.
Rui Patricio will reside in front of the goal for Wolverhampton. Patricio has totaled 160 shutouts and defended 1,457 shots tried against him in 37,825 career mins. He holds a save percentage of .743 and his clean sheet rate sits at 38.0%. He has surrendered 0.94 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 228-102-90. So far in his career, Patricio has conceded 394 goals and has earned 1,077 saves in 421 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (+550)
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