Leeds United vs Southampton Prediction, 2/23/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leeds United vs Southampton
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Elland Road in Leeds, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leeds United (+130) Southampton (+185)
Elland Road is the site where Patrick Bamford and Leeds United (10-2-12, 12th in the EPL) will take on Southampton (8-6-10, 13th in the EPL) on Tuesday. The goalies protecting the net will be Illan Meslier for Leeds United and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. Leeds United are at +130 while the Saints are at +185. The total is set at 3.
Leeds United took the field against Wolverhampton in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. Leeds United attempted 10 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 4 of those dribbles for a rate of 40.0%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 83.2% rate by completing 397 of the 477 passing targets last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, Leeds United walked away from the pitch at a 44.4% rate by hitting 8 shots on target of 18 total shots. Leeds United is averaging 1.62 goals per 90 min (39 goals in total) and have accumulated 29 assists in all competitions this year.
Patrick Bamford is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Leeds United. He has accounted for 16 assists while accumulating 19 yellow card cautions in his career. Bamford has been a starter in 187 contests in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.50 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in England has totaled 92 goals scored in 16,615 mins. One more player who could decide who wins is Helder Costa, the forward who is from Angola. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times during his soccer career and he has scored 26 goals. Costa has earned 10,823 minutes during 123 starts and has been given 14 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.22 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Leeds United is Illan Meslier. Meslier has seen the field for 5,400 minutes and has accumulated 103 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.3 (77 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 73.0. The goalkeeper hailing from France has had 141 shots attempted at him in 60 starting assignments. Meslier (30-12-18 record in his career) has recorded 23 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 38.3% shutout rate.
In their last game, Southampton went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Chelsea. They wrapped up this outing by completing 211 of the 308 passes they tried for a percentage of 68.5%. Southampton earned a 38.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 7 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. Southampton converted 1 shot on goal out of the team's 4 shots tried which had them at a 25.0% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 31 goals and 22 assists in all their games, Southampton has an average of 1.29 goals and 0.92 assists per 90.
James Ward-Prowse should provide solid play for Southampton. He is averaging 0.15 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 175 games so far in his career. The midfielder born in England has been on the pitch for 16,255 minutes and has scored 27 goals. He has 32 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 27 times. Make sure to watch out for Che Adams, the forward representing England. He has collected 53 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 17 times. Adams has been handed 16 yellow card warnings in 13,864 mins (153 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.34.
Alex McCarthy will be residing in front of the net for Southampton. So far in his pro soccer career, McCarthy has given up 345 goals and has totaled 800 saves in 240 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.44 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 80-69-92. He sports a save percentage of 70.3 and his shutout rate is 24.2%. McCarthy has totaled 58 clean sheets while he has seen 1,132 shots against him in 21,620 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Leeds United (+130)
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