Fulham vs Chelsea Prediction, 1/16/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fulham vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Craven Cottage in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Fulham (+500) Chelsea (-189)
Craven Cottage is the site where Ivan Cavaleiro and Fulham (2-6-8, 18th in the EPL) will take on Chelsea (7-5-5, 9th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alphonse Areola for Fulham and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at -189 while the Cottagers are priced at +500. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Fulham stepped onto the pitch against Tottenham in their last game and finished with a draw with a score of 1-1. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 84.3% passes received rate by converting 403 of the 478 passing attempts in their last game. Fulham attempted 25 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 16 of those dribbles for a percentage of 64.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Fulham walked away from the pitch at a 26.7% rate by putting 4 SoT out of 15 shots. Fulham has an average of 0.81 goals per 90 (13 total goals) and are sitting with 10 assists in all competitions for the season.
Ivan Cavaleiro is a player who should be able to impact this game for Fulham. He has totaled 29 assists while earning 21 yellow cards so far in his career. Cavaleiro has been a starter in 140 contests so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Portugal has tallied 29 goals in 12,240 minutes. Another player who could decide the outcome is Aleksandar Mitrovic, the forward hailing from Serbia. Mitrovic has been on the field for 19,805 mins in 216 starts and has been given 47 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 114 total goals. He is averaging 0.52 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Fulham will be Alphonse Areola. Areola (103-49-41 mark in his career) has tallied 81 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 42.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in France has had 663 shots sent his way in 193 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.97 (187 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of .738. Areola has defended the goal for a total of 17,390 mins and has accumulated 489 saves in his pro soccer career.
In their last outing, Chelsea took a loss by a score of 3-1 against Manchester City. Chelsea earned a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 12 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by connecting on 595 of the 664 passes they tried for a percentage of 89.6%. Chelsea landed 8 shots attempted out of the team's 25 shots attempted earning them a 32.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 31 goals and 24 assists in all matches, Chelsea sports an average of 1.82 goals and 1.41 assists per 90.
Christian Pulisic should provide solid play for Chelsea. The forward born in the United States has totaled 7,565 minutes and he has scored 23 goals. He has tallied 6 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 20 times. He has an average of 0.27 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 81 outings in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Timo Werner, the forward who is from Germany. Werner has earned himself a total of 12 yellow cards in 17,005 mins played (193 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.51. He has accounted for 96 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 40 times.
Edouard Mendy will be residing in front of the net for Chelsea. During his pro soccer career, Mendy has allowed 105 goals and has totaled 301 stops in 117 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.90 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 35-28-21. He has earned a save percentage of .772 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 41.9%. Mendy has 49 shutouts and defended 391 shots tried against him in 10,543 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chelsea (-189) and under 2.5 goals
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