Leeds United vs Liverpool Prediction, 4/19/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leeds United vs Liverpool
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Elland Road in Leeds, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leeds United (+298) Liverpool (-125)
Helder Costa and Leeds United (14-3-14, 10th in the EPL) host Liverpool (15-7-9, 6th in the EPL) at Elland Road on Monday. The goalies who are expected to start are Illan Meslier for Leeds United and Alisson for Liverpool. The odds on this game have Leeds United coming in at +298 and the Reds are at -125. The O/U is set at 3.25.
Leeds United faced Manchester City in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 72.3% received passes percentage by completing 188 out of their 260 passing targets in their last match. Leeds United tried 15 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 9 of those attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Leeds United finished at a 100.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 2 total shots. Leeds United averages 1.52 goals per 90 min (47 total goals) and have accounted for 36 assists in all games for the year.
Helder Costa is a player who should be able to impact this match for Leeds United. He has totaled 26 assists while earning 14 yellow card cautions in his career. Costa has been in the starting lineup in 126 contests thus far in his career and tallies 0.21 G/90. The forward from Angola has earned 26 goals in 11,093 professional minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Patrick Bamford, the forward who represents England. He has helped on a goal 18 times in his career while scoring 94 goals. Bamford has been on the field for 17,193 mins in 195 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 20 yellow cards. He scores 0.49 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Leeds United will be Illan Meslier. Meslier has been on the pitch for 6,120 minutes and has tallied 136 saves during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.2 (84 goals conceded) and his save % is 75.0. The keeper from France has seen 180 shots sent in his direction in 68 career starting assignments. Meslier (34-13-21 record during his career) has accumulated 25 shutouts, which leaves him with a 36.8% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Liverpool went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Aston Villa. Liverpool finished the match with a 86.4% successful dribble rate by converting 19 out of the 22 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by converting 488 of the 580 passing attempts earning a rate of 84.1%. Liverpool connected on 8 shots attempted out of the team's 23 shots attempted earning them a 34.8% rate in their last match. With a total of 50 goals and 30 assists for all their games, Liverpool is averaging 1.61 goals and 0.97 assists per 90.
Mohamed Salah should be able to be counted on for Liverpool. The forward representing Egypt has 20,784 minutes while scoring 138 goals. He has earned 9 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 59 times. He currently averages 0.60 goals per 90 minutes and has started 233 games so far in his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Sadio Mane, the forward representing Senegal. He has accounted for 123 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 58 times. Mane has earned himself a total of 43 yellow card warnings in 23,355 professional minutes played (270 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.47.
Alisson will reside in front of the net for Liverpool. Alisson has tallied 76 clean sheets while seeing 396 shots against him in 14,979 career minutes. He has a save percentage of 76.8 and his clean sheet rate is 45.2%. He has given up 0.77 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 107-33-28. During his professional soccer career, Alisson has conceded 100 goals and has totaled 301 saves in 168 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Liverpool (-125)
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