Fulham vs Sheffield United Prediction, 2/20/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fulham vs Sheffield United
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Craven Cottage in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Fulham (+175) Sheffield United (+220)
Ademola Lookman and Fulham (3-9-11, 18th in the EPL) host Sheffield United (3-2-18, 20th in the EPL) at Craven Cottage on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Alphonse Areola for Fulham and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. United are at at +220 while the Cottagers are priced at +175. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Fulham stepped onto the pitch against Everton in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 88.1% rate by completing 487 of the 553 pass targets in their last outing. Fulham tried 11 dribbles in this game and completed 5 of those tries for a rate of 45.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Fulham walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 12 total shots. Fulham is averaging 0.78 goals per 90 min (18 goals in total) and are sitting with 14 assists In all contests for the season.
Ademola Lookman is a player who can be a difference maker for Fulham. He has 10 assists while tallying 8 yellow card warnings in his career. Lookman has been given a starting assignment in 65 outings thus far in his career and he tallies 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing England has totaled 19 goals scored in 6,526 minutes. One more guy who should impact this match is Ivan Cavaleiro, the forward hailing from Portugal. Cavaleiro has totaled 12,638 minutes during 144 career starts and has been handed a total of 22 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 29 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 30 total goals. He averages 0.21 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Fulham is Alphonse Areola. Areola (104-52-44 mark during his career) has earned 84 shutouts, which gives him a 42.0% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from France has had 690 shots attempted at him in 200 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.0 (193 total goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 73.9. Areola has seen the field for a total of 18,020 minutes and is sitting with 509 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last match, Sheffield United went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Chelsea. They finished this game by converting 258 of the 342 passing tries for a rate of 75.4%. Sheffield United finished the match with a 64.7% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Sheffield United landed 3 shots attempted out of 8 shots attempted earning them a 37.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 14 goals and 10 assists in all their contests, Sheffield United is averaging 0.61 goals and 0.43 assists per 90.
David McGoldrick should provide a spark for Sheffield United. He is averaging 0.33 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 329 contests so far in his career. The forward born in England has been on the field for 29,476 minutes while scoring 107 goals. He has 42 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 30 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Billy Sharp, the forward representing England. Sharp has been handed a total of 64 yellow cards in 40,135 mins (452 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.52. He has scored 233 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 56 times.
Aaron Ramsdale will reside in front of the net for Sheffield United. In his pro soccer career, Ramsdale has surrendered 158 goals and has accumulated 259 saves in 99 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.60 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 24-18-57. He has a save percentage of 68.1 and his clean sheet rate is 16.2%. Ramsdale has racked up 16 clean sheets and has defended 386 shots against him in 8,910 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Fulham (+175)
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