Manchester United vs Southampton Prediction, 2/2/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester United vs Southampton
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Old Trafford in Manchester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester United (-222) Southampton (+550)
Old Trafford is the site where Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United (12-5-4, 2nd in the EPL) will take on Southampton (8-5-7, 11th in the EPL) on Tuesday. The goaltenders protecting the net are David de Gea for Manchester United and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. The odds on this contest have Manchester United coming in at -222 and the Saints are at +550. The O/U opens at 3.
Manchester United stepped onto the pitch against Arsenal in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. In the passing game, they finished with a 84.9% received passes rate by completing 510 of the 601 targeted passes in their last match. Manchester United tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 8 of those tries for a percentage of 57.1%. Regarding shot accuracy, Manchester United finished the game at a 21.4% clip by hitting 3 shots on target out of 14 total shots. Manchester United sports an average of 1.71 goals per 90 min (36 total goals) and have earned 25 assists in all competitions this year.
Bruno Fernandes is a guy who can be a difference maker for Manchester United. Fernandes has started 210 outings so far in his career and scores 0.37 G/90. The midfielder representing Portugal has recorded 77 goals scored in 18,495 mins played. He has totaled 56 assists while earning 47 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Marcus Rashford, the forward hailing from England. Rashford has been on the field for 11,062 minutes in 120 starts and has earned himself a total of 15 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 26 times during his soccer career while scoring 51 goals. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Manchester United is David de Gea. de Gea has been on the pitch for a total of 34,948 mins and has 1,102 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.08 (419 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .733. The keeper from Spain has seen 1,501 shots attempted at him in 389 starting assignments. de Gea (209-89-91 record during his soccer career) has tallied 135 clean sheets, which has earned him a 34.7% shutout rate.
In their last outing, Southampton took a loss by a score of 1-0 against Aston Villa. They finished this game by completing 415 of the 516 passing tries for a rate of 80.4%. Southampton finished the match with a 56.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 16 dribbles they pursued. Southampton landed 4 shots attempted out of 20 shots attempted which had them at a 20.0% rate in their last game. Having tallied 27 goals and 19 assists in all their matches, Southampton sports an average of 1.35 goals and 0.95 assists per 90.
James Ward-Prowse will be counted on for Southampton. He is averaging 0.15 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 171 games so far in his career. The midfielder representing England has been on the field for 15,895 minutes and has earned 26 goals. He has totaled 32 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times. Make sure to watch out for Che Adams, the forward born in England. Adams has earned himself a total of 16 yellow cards in 13,656 mins played (151 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.35. He has accounted for 53 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 17 times.
Alex McCarthy will be looking after the goal for Southampton. So far in his career, McCarthy has allowed 330 goals and has tallied 790 saves in 236 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.40 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 80-68-89. He sports a save percentage of .708 and his shutout rate is 24.6%. McCarthy has 58 clean sheets while seeing 1,111 shots tried against him in 21,260 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Manchester United (-222)
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