Liverpool vs Burnley Prediction, 8/21/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Burnley
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (-455) Burnley (+1000)
Anfield is the site where Sadio Mane and Liverpool (1-0-0, 3rd in the EPL) will take on Burnley (0-0-1, 12th in the EPL) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers will be Alisson for Liverpool and Nick Pope for Burnley. The line on this game has Liverpool coming in at -455 and the Clarets are priced at +1000. The O/U has been set at 3.
Liverpool took the field against Norwich City in their most recent match and took home the win by a score of 3-0. Liverpool attempted 21 dribbles in this outing and completed 9 of the tries for a percentage of 42.9%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.9% received passes percentage by converting 452 out of their 526 targeted passes last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Liverpool walked away from the pitch at a 31.6% rate by landing 6 shots on target out of 19 total shots. Liverpool sports an average of 3.00 goals per 90 (3 goals in total) and have earned 2 assists in all contests this season.
Sadio Mane is a player who should impact this matchup for Liverpool. He has totaled 60 assists while earning 43 yellow cards so far in his career. Mane has been a starter in 277 contests so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Senegal has racked up 127 goals scored in 23,980 mins played.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Mohamed Salah, the forward representing Egypt. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 63 times in his career while he has scored 142 total goals. Salah has 21,429 mins during 240 starts and has been handed 9 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.60 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Liverpool will be Alisson. Alisson has played for a total of 15,699 mins and is sitting with 326 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.8 (105 total goals allowed) and his save % is 77.2. The goalie from Brazil has had 426 shots sent in his direction in 176 starting assignments. Alisson (113-35-28 mark in his career) has accounted for 80 shutouts, which has earned him a 45.5% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Burnley took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Brighton. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 210 out of their 279 passes they tried for a rate of 75.3%. Burnley finished with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by converting 8 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Burnley connected on 4 shots tried out of their 14 shots tried which had them at a 28.6% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 1 goal and 1 assist in all competitions, Burnley has an average of 1.00 goal and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Ashley Barnes should provide a spark for Burnley. He is currently averaging 0.34 goals per 90 minutes and has started 286 contests in his career. The forward born in England has 25,747 minutes while scoring 98 goals. He has 70 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 22 times. You should also keep an eye on Chris Wood, the forward representing New Zealand. Wood has been handed a total of 9 yellow cards in 25,920 professional minutes played (292 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.46. He has tallied 133 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 35 times.
Nick Pope will be looking after the goal for Burnley. Pope has totaled 77 clean sheets while seeing 820 shots attempted against him in 17,559 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of 75.9 and his shutout rate sits at 39.7%. He has allowed 1.07 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 73-58-64. Thus far in his career, Pope has conceded 208 goals and has 620 stops in 194 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Liverpool (-455)
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