Norwich City vs Southampton Prediction, 11/20/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Norwich City vs Southampton
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Carrow Road in Norfolk, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Norwich City (+245) Southampton (+116)
Carrow Road is the site where Teemu Pukki and Norwich City (1-2-8, 20th in the EPL) will take on Southampton (3-5-3, 13th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Tim Krul for Norwich City and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. The odds on this matchup have Norwich City priced at +245 and the Saints are at +116. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Norwich city faced off with Brentford in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. Norwich city tried 14 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 8 of those attempts for a rate of 57.1%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 73.2% received passes percentage by connecting on 238 out of their 325 passing attempts in their last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Norwich city wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 8 shots. Norwich city has an average of 0.45 goals per 90 (5 goals in total) and have accounted for 2 assists in all games for this campaign.
Teemu Pukki is a guy who should impact this matchup for Norwich City. Pukki has started 303 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.52 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Finland has racked up 158 goals scored in 27,342 minutes played. He has 41 assists while tallying 21 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Milot Rashica, the forward born in Kosovo. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 34 total goals. Rashica has 12,811 minutes during 149 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 8 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Norwich City is Tim Krul. Krul (134-74-128 mark in his career) has recorded 95 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 28.2% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from Netherlands has had 1,519 shots attempted at him in 337 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.5 (488 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 68.7. Krul has played for 30,391 mins and has tallied 1,042 stops in his career.
In their last outing, Southampton walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Aston Villa. Southampton earned a 36.4% successful dribble rate by completing 4 of the 11 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by converting 374 of the 439 passing attempts earning a rate of 85.2%. Southampton had 3 shots attempted out of 9 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% clip in their last outing. With a total of 9 goals and 5 assists in all competitions, Southampton has an average of 0.82 goals and 0.45 assists per 90 min.
Adam Armstrong will need to provide a spark for Southampton. The forward born in England has accumulated 18,930 professional minutes while earning 87 goals. He has 10 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 29 times. He averages 0.41 goals per 90 minutes and has started 211 outings during his soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Che Adams, the forward hailing from England. Adams has been handed a total of 16 yellow cards in 15,362 professional minutes played (170 starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.35. He has collected 59 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 19 times.
Alex McCarthy is expected to look after the goal for Southampton. So far in his career, McCarthy has allowed 374 goals and has 858 stops in 258 starts. He has given up 1.45 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 84-75-100. He sports a save % of 70.2 and his clean sheet rate is 24.4%. McCarthy has totaled 63 shutouts while seeing 1,220 shots attempted against him in 23,240 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Norwich City (+245)
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