Liverpool vs Chelsea Prediction, 8/28/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (+144) Chelsea (+175)
Anfield is the venue where Mohamed Salah and Liverpool (2-0-0, 3rd in the EPL) will take on Chelsea (2-0-0, 2nd in the EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Alisson for Liverpool and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at +175 while the Reds are at +144. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Liverpool stepped onto the pitch against Burnley in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 2-0. Liverpool attempted 16 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 9 of those tries for a rate of 56.3%. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 86.3% passes received rate by completing 448 of the 519 targeted passes last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Liverpool walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% clip by putting 8 SoT out of 28 total shots. Liverpool sports an average of 2.50 goals per 90 minutes (5 total goals) and are sitting with 4 assists in all games for this campaign.
Mohamed Salah is a player who should be able to impact this game for Liverpool. Salah has been a starter in 241 contests during his soccer career and he scores 0.59 G/90. The forward born in Egypt has totaled 142 goals scored in 21,519 mins. He has 63 assists while tallying 9 yellow cards during his career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Sadio Mane, the forward hailing from Senegal. Mane has accumulated 24,070 minutes in 278 starts and has been given 43 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 60 times in his career and he has scored 128 goals. He is currently averaging 0.48 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Liverpool is Alisson. Alisson has seen the field for 15,789 mins and has 329 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.8 (105 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 77.4. The goalkeeper hailing from Brazil has faced 429 shots attempted against him in 177 starts. Alisson (114-35-28 mark in his career) has 81 shutouts, which has earned him a 45.8% shutout rate.
In their last outing, Chelsea got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Arsenal. They wrapped up this outing by converting 597 of the 645 pass attempts earning a rate of 92.6%. Chelsea finished with a 46.7% successful dribble rate by completing 7 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. Chelsea converted 5 shots attempted out of their 22 shots attempted which gave them a 22.7% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 5 goals and 3 assists in all competitions, Chelsea is averaging 2.50 goals and 1.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Timo Werner will need to provide a lift for Chelsea. The forward who is from Germany has earned 18,341 mins and has earned 98 goals. He has accounted for 14 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 44 times. He sports an average of 0.48 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 207 matches so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Romelu Lukaku, the forward hailing from Belgium. Lukaku has been given a total of 29 yellow card warnings in 30,032 professional minutes played (331 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.58. He has tallied 193 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 60 times.
Edouard Mendy will be looking after the net for Chelsea. Mendy has racked up 61 shutouts and has seen 440 shots tried against him in 12,298 career minutes. He has a save % of 76.8 and his shutout rate is 44.5%. He has conceded 0.86 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 48-32-24. During his pro soccer career, Mendy has surrendered 118 goals and has tallied 337 saves in 137 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Liverpool (+144)
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