Fulham vs West Ham United Prediction, 2/6/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fulham vs West Ham United
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Craven Cottage in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Fulham (+195) West Ham United (+130)
Ademola Lookman and Fulham (2-8-11, 18th in the EPL) play West Ham United (11-5-6, 5th in the EPL) at Craven Cottage on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Alphonse Areola for Fulham and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. Fulham are at +195 while the Hammers are at +130. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Fulham took the field against Leicester City in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 85.8% passes received percentage by connecting on 515 out of their 600 passing attempts in their last game. Fulham tried 27 dribbles in this game and completed 22 of the attempts for a rate of 81.5%. Concerning shot accuracy, Fulham finished at a 12.5% rate by hitting 1 shot on target of 8 total shots. Fulham averages 0.76 g/90 (16 total goals) and have accounted for 13 assists in all competitions for the season.
Ademola Lookman is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Fulham. Lookman has been in the starting lineup in 63 games during his soccer career and has 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The forward from England has accumulated 19 goals scored in 6,354 minutes played. He has totaled 10 assists while accumulating 8 yellow card warnings in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ivan Cavaleiro, the forward representing Portugal. He has helped on a goal 29 times so far in his career and he has scored 30 total goals. Cavaleiro has been on the pitch for 12,530 mins in 143 career starts and has been handed 22 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.22 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Fulham is Alphonse Areola. Areola (103-51-44 mark in his career) has accumulated 82 shutouts, which gives him a 41.4% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from France has seen 687 shots tried against him in 198 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.97 (193 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .738. Areola has seen the pitch for 17,840 minutes and has accumulated 506 saves so far in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, West Ham United walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Aston Villa. West Ham United ended the game with a 71.4% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 308 of the 376 passes they tried for a rate of 81.9%. West Ham United landed 9 shots attempted out of their 20 shots attempted giving them a 45.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 32 goals and 24 assists in all their games, West Ham United is averaging 1.45 goals and 1.09 assists per 90.
Tomas Soucek should provide a lift for West Ham United. He is currently averaging 0.27 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 155 matches during his soccer career. The midfielder born in Czech Republic has played 13,927 mins while scoring 42 goals. He has 24 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 4 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jarrod Bowen, the forward born in England. He has earned 59 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 19 times. Bowen has earned himself a total of 10 yellow cards in 13,170 professional minutes played (151 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.40.
Lukasz Fabianski is expected to look after the net for West Ham United. Fabianski has accumulated 92 clean sheets while seeing 1,396 shots attempted against him in 28,276 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of .713 and his shutout rate is 29.1%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 128-66-121. During his career, Fabianski has allowed 419 goals and has tallied 992 stops in 316 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take West Ham United (+130) and over 2.5 goals
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