Everton vs Southampton Prediction, 3/1/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs Southampton
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (-101) Southampton (+185)
Goodison Park is the site where James Rodriguez and Everton (12-4-8, 7th in the EPL) will take on Southampton (8-6-10, 13th in the EPL) on Monday. The goalies protecting the net are Jordan Pickford for Everton and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. The moneyline on this matchup has Everton coming in at -101 and the Saints are at +185. The total opens at 2.5.
Everton faced off with Liverpool in their last game and took home the win by a score of 2-0. Everton attempted 8 dribbles in this game and completed 6 of the tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to passing, they had a 71.1% passes received rate by completing 192 out of their 270 pass targets last contest. In regard to shooting accuracy, Everton finished at a 62.5% clip by putting 5 shots on target out of 8 shots. Everton averages 1.50 goals per 90 (36 total goals) and have tallied 24 assists in all games this season.
James Rodriguez is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Everton. He has 85 assists while tallying 23 yellow cards in his career. Rodriguez has been in the starting lineup in 191 matchups during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Colombia has tallied 82 goals in 16,674 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Gylfi Sigurdsson, the forward born in Iceland. He has assisted on a goal 58 times during his soccer career while scoring 96 total goals. Sigurdsson has played 28,844 minutes during 318 career starting assignments and has been given 27 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.30 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Everton is Jordan Pickford. Pickford has defended the goal for a total of 25,062 minutes and has tallied 826 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.4 (386 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 68.8. The goalkeeper born in England has seen 1,200 shots attempted at him in 280 starts. Pickford (89-73-116 mark in his career) has earned 76 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.1% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Southampton earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Chelsea. Southampton had a 38.9% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 of the 18 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 211 out of their 308 passes they attempted for a rate of 68.5%. Southampton landed 1 shot on goal out of their 4 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 31 goals and 22 assists in all competitions, Southampton sports an average of 1.29 goals and 0.92 assists per 90 min.
James Ward-Prowse will be counted on for Southampton. He is currently averaging 0.15 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 175 games in his career. The midfielder born in England has totaled 16,255 professional minutes while he has scored 27 goals. He has totaled 32 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 27 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Che Adams, the forward representing England. Adams has been given 16 yellow card cautions in 13,864 minutes played (153 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.34. He has totaled 53 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 17 times.
Alex McCarthy will be residing in front of the net for Southampton. McCarthy has racked up 58 clean sheets while defending 1,132 shots against him in 21,620 career mins. He sports a save percentage of 70.3 and his clean sheet rate is 24.2%. He has allowed 1.44 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 80-69-92. During his pro soccer career, McCarthy has surrendered 345 goals and has accounted for 800 saves in 240 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Everton (-101)
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