Manchester United vs Fulham Prediction, 5/18/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester United vs Fulham
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: Old Trafford in Manchester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester United (-400) Fulham (+950)
Ivan Cavaleiro and Fulham (5-12-19, 18th in the EPL) are headed to Old Trafford on Tuesday where they'll meet Manchester United (20-10-6, 2nd in the EPL). The starting goaltenders are Dean Henderson for Manchester United and Alphonse Areola for Fulham. Manchester United are at -400 while the Cottagers are priced at +950. The total has been set at 3.
Manchester United faced Liverpool in their last game and took a loss by a score of 4-2. Manchester United attempted 22 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 12 of those tries for a rate of 54.5%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 81.2% passes received rate by connecting on 433 out of their 533 pass attempts last contest. In regard to shooting accuracy, Manchester United walked away from the pitch at a 11.8% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 17 total shots. Manchester United is averaging 1.86 g/90 (67 goals in total) and have racked up 49 assists in all matches this year.
Bruno Fernandes is a guy who can be a difference maker for Manchester United. He has 60 assists while earning 48 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Fernandes has been in the starting lineup in 224 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.38 G/90. The midfielder hailing from Portugal has 84 goals in 19,761 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Marcus Rashford, the forward representing England. Rashford has 12,246 mins during 134 starts and has been given a total of 16 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 30 times so far in his career while scoring 55 total goals. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man protecting the net for Manchester United is Dean Henderson. Henderson (72-35-31 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 56 clean sheets, which has earned him a 40.6% clean sheet rate. The keeper born in England has faced 518 shots tried at him in 138 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.9 (123 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 77.2. Henderson has defended the goal for a total of 12,465 mins and has tallied 396 stops during his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Fulham walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-1 against Southampton. They wrapped up this match by converting 488 out of their 550 passes they attempted earning a rate of 88.7%. Fulham ended the game with a 72.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 18 of the 25 dribbles they pursued. Fulham converted 2 shots attempted out of their 10 shots attempted giving them a 20.0% clip in their last match. Having tallied 25 goals and 17 assists for all their matches, Fulham sports an average of 0.69 goals and 0.47 assists per 90.
Ivan Cavaleiro should provide a spark for Fulham. The forward born in Portugal has been on the field for 13,478 mins and he has scored 30 goals. He has totaled 22 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. He scores 0.20 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 153 matches during his soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Ademola Lookman, the forward representing England. Lookman has been handed 9 yellow card cautions in 7,469 professional minutes (76 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.24. He has totaled 20 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 11 times.
Alphonse Areola will reside in front of the net for Fulham. Areola has accumulated 87 shutouts while defending 738 shots tried against him in 19,190 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of 73.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 40.8%. He has allowed 0.99 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 106-55-52. In his pro soccer career, Areola has given up 212 goals and has tallied 540 stops in 213 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester United (-400)
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