Everton vs Sheffield United Prediction, 5/16/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs Sheffield United
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (-162) Sheffield United (+450)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Everton (16-7-11, 9th in the EPL) host Sheffield United (5-2-28, 20th in the EPL) at Goodison Park on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Jordan Pickford for Everton and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. United are at at +450 while the Toffees are priced at -162. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Everton stepped onto the pitch against West Ham United in their most recent match and took home the win by a score of 1-0. Everton attempted 24 dribbles in this matchup and completed 16 of those attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 77.0% received passes percentage by connecting on 214 of the 278 pass targets in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Everton finished at a 37.5% clip by hitting 3 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Everton is averaging 1.29 goals per 90 minutes (44 total goals) and have 31 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Everton. He has accounted for 9 assists while tallying 24 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Calvert-Lewin has been given a starting assignment in 110 matches thus far in his career and has 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward from England has recorded 45 goals scored in 10,415 mins. One more guy who could decide who wins is Richarlison, the forward hailing from Brazil. Richarlison has accumulated 13,804 mins during 161 career starting assignments and has been given 26 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 13 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 46 goals. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Everton will be Jordan Pickford. Pickford (93-74-119 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 80 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from England has seen 1,226 shots tried at him in 288 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.4 (394 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 68.8. Pickford has seen the pitch for a total of 25,734 mins and has tallied 846 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Sheffield United walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Crystal Palace. They finished the match by connecting on 370 of the 433 attempted passes earning a percentage of 85.5%. Sheffield United ended the game with a 47.1% successful dribble rate by converting 8 out of the 17 dribbles they pursued. Having accumulated 17 goals and 11 assists in all their matches, Sheffield United sports an average of 0.49 goals and 0.31 assists per 90.
David McGoldrick will be counted on for Sheffield United. The forward born in England has 30,272 mins while scoring 109 goals. He has accumulated 46 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times. He averages 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 339 matches thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Oliver Burke, the forward representing Scotland. He has accounted for 13 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 9 different times. Burke has been handed a total of 6 yellow card cautions in 5,840 professional minutes (56 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.20.
Aaron Ramsdale will be looking after the goal for Sheffield United. So far in his career, Ramsdale has allowed 183 goals and has totaled 317 stops in 111 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.65 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 26-18-67. He is the owner of a save percentage of 68.7 and his shutout rate sits at 16.2%. Ramsdale has racked up 18 clean sheets and has defended 466 shots tried against him in 9,990 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+450)
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