Liverpool vs Burnley Prediction, 1/21/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Burnley
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (-714) Burnley (+1200)
Anfield is the site where Mohamed Salah and Liverpool (9-7-2, 4th in the EPL) will take on Burnley (4-4-9, 17th in the EPL) on Thursday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Alisson for Liverpool and Nick Pope for Burnley. The odds on this game have Liverpool priced at -714 and the Clarets are priced at +1200. The over/under has been set at 3.5.
Liverpool faced Manchester United in their last matchup and got the draw with a final of 0-0. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 87.4% passes received percentage by completing 582 of the 666 pass targets last match. Liverpool tried 20 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 14 of those attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Liverpool walked away from the pitch at a 18.8% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 16 shots. Liverpool averages 1.94 goals per 90 (35 total goals) and have accumulated 21 assists in all contests this season.
Mohamed Salah is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Liverpool. Salah has started 221 matchups in his career and he scores 0.60 G/90. The forward hailing from Egypt has tallied 132 goals in 19,699 mins. He has accounted for 59 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards thus far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Sadio Mane, the forward representing Senegal. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 55 times in his career while scoring 122 goals. Mane has been on the pitch for 22,500 mins in 261 career starts and has been given a total of 42 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.49 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Liverpool is Alisson. Alisson (102-33-22 mark in his career) has recorded 74 shutouts, which gives him a 47.1% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Brazil has seen 353 shots tried against him in 157 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.71 (85 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .776. Alisson has seen the field for 13,989 minutes and has tallied 272 saves in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Burnley took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against West Ham United. They finished the contest by connecting on 363 of the 475 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 76.4%. Burnley finished the match with a 77.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 9 dribbles they attempted. Burnley converted 2 shots attempted out of their 10 shots attempted which gave them a 20.0% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 8 goals and 4 assists in all their matches, Burnley averages 0.47 goals and 0.24 assists per 90.
Chris Wood should provide a lift for Burnley. The forward representing New Zealand has been on the pitch for 24,527 professional minutes while scoring 124 goals. He has totaled 9 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 32 times. He currently averages 0.46 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 276 contests during his career. Be sure to watch out for Ashley Westwood, the midfielder born in England. Westwood has been given a total of 58 yellow card warnings in 31,908 minutes played (359 career starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.07. He has scored 24 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 43 times.
Nick Pope will be residing in front of the goal for Burnley. Pope has recorded 72 clean sheets while defending 740 shots against him in 16,029 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of .762 and his shutout rate is currently at 40.7%. He has surrendered 1.04 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 67-53-58. In his career, Pope has conceded 186 goals and has earned 563 saves in 177 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Liverpool (-714)
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