Liverpool vs Southampton Prediction, 5/8/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Southampton
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (-263) Southampton (+500)
Che Adams and Southampton (10-7-16, 15th in the EPL) travel to Anfield on Saturday where they'll take on Liverpool (15-9-9, 7th in the EPL). The goaltenders protecting the net are Alisson for Liverpool and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. Liverpool are at -263 while the Saints are at +500. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Liverpool faced Newcastle United in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 90.5% received passes percentage by completing 732 of the 809 pass attempts in their last outing. Liverpool tried 24 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 15 of the tries for a percentage of 62.5%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Liverpool ended this match at a 42.9% rate by putting 9 shots on target of 21 total shots. Liverpool sports an average of 1.58 goals per 90 (52 total goals) and have earned 31 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Mohamed Salah is a guy who can be a difference maker for Liverpool. He has totaled 59 assists while tallying 9 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Salah has been in the starting lineup in 234 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.60 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Egypt has 139 goals scored in 20,894 mins played. Another player who should impact this match is Sadio Mane, the forward hailing from Senegal. He has assisted on a goal 58 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 124 goals. Mane has earned 23,515 mins in 272 starting assignments and has been given 43 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.47 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Liverpool will be Alisson. Alisson has been on the field for 15,159 mins and is sitting with 308 saves during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 0.8 (102 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 76.8. The goalkeeper hailing from Brazil has had 405 shots sent in his direction in 170 starts. Alisson (107-35-28 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 76 shutouts, which gives him a 44.7% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Southampton were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Leicester City. Southampton had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 5 out of the 10 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 184 out of their 268 passing attempts for a rate of 68.7%. Southampton had 2 shots tried out of 4 shots tried which had them at a 50.0% rate in their last match. Having tallied 41 goals and 27 assists in all their matches, Southampton averages 1.24 goals and 0.82 assists per 90.
Che Adams should be able to be counted on for Southampton. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has started 159 matches during his career. The forward hailing from England has been on the field for 14,487 mins and he has scored 56 goals. He has accounted for 16 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 17 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for James Ward-Prowse, the midfielder representing England. He has accumulated 30 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 28 times. Ward-Prowse has been given a total of 33 yellow card warnings in 17,065 minutes (184 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.16.
Alex McCarthy will be residing in front of the goal for Southampton. McCarthy has earned 58 clean sheets while he has seen 1,161 shots tried against him in 21,980 mins in his career. He has a save % of 70.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.8%. He has surrendered 1.46 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 80-70-95. So far in his career, McCarthy has given up 356 goals and has 819 saves in 244 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Liverpool (-263)
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