Fulham vs Leicester City Prediction, 2/3/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fulham vs Leicester City
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Craven Cottage in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Fulham (+260) Leicester City (+100)
Ivan Cavaleiro and Fulham (2-8-10, 18th in the EPL) play Leicester City (12-3-6, 4th in the EPL) at Craven Cottage on Wednesday. The men protecting the net will be Alphonse Areola for Fulham and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Fulham are at +260 while the Foxes are at +100. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Fulham played West Brom in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 83.9% received passes percentage by converting 468 of the 558 passing targets last contest. Fulham tried 15 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 12 of the tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Fulham walked away from the pitch at a 58.3% clip by putting 7 shots on target of 12 total shots. Fulham has an average of 0.80 goals per 90 min (16 goals in total) and have accounted for 13 assists in all games for the year.
Ivan Cavaleiro is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Fulham. Cavaleiro has been a starter in 143 matchups so far in his career while he scores 0.22 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Portugal has tallied 30 goals scored in 12,485 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 29 assists while tallying 21 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Another player who should impact this match is Ademola Lookman, the forward representing England. He has helped on a goal 10 times in his career and he has scored 19 goals. Lookman has 6,264 minutes in 62 career starts and has been handed 8 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.27 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Fulham is Alphonse Areola. Areola (103-51-43 mark during his career) has tallied 82 shutouts, which has earned him a 41.6% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from France has seen 682 shots tried against him in 197 career starts. His GA/90 is 0.97 (192 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .738. Areola has seen the pitch for 17,750 mins and has 503 saves so far in his career.
In their last game, Leicester City took a loss by a final score of 3-1 against Leeds United. Leicester City earned a 47.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 of the 23 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by converting 328 out of their 411 attempted passes earning a percentage of 79.8%. Leicester City had 8 shots attempted out of their 18 shots attempted giving them a 44.4% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 34 goals and 23 assists for all their games, Leicester City has an average of 1.62 goals and 1.10 assists per 90.
James Maddison will need to provide a spark for Leicester City. The midfielder from England has earned 13,084 mins while earning 41 goals. He has accounted for 23 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 28 times. He averages 0.28 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 146 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Harvey Barnes, the forward who represents England. He has tallied 34 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 21 times. Barnes has been given a total of 3 yellow card warnings in 9,943 mins (114 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.31.
Kasper Schmeichel will look after the net for Leicester City. Schmeichel has tallied 178 shutouts while defending 2,090 shots against him in 46,634 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .729 and his clean sheet rate sits at 34.4%. He has surrendered 1.13 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 237-134-149. During his pro soccer career, Schmeichel has allowed 584 goals and has accounted for 1,522 saves in 518 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Leicester City (+100)
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