Sheffield United vs Chelsea Prediction, 2/7/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sheffield United vs Chelsea
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Bramall Lane in South Yorkshire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Sheffield United (+450) Chelsea (-162)
David McGoldrick and Sheffield United (3-2-17, 20th in the EPL) play Chelsea (9-6-6, 8th in the EPL) at Bramall Lane on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. United are at +450 while the Pensioners are at -162. The total is set at 2.5.
Sheffield United stepped onto the pitch against West Brom in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 82.9% passes received percentage by completing 522 out of their 630 passing attempts in their last outing. Sheffield United attempted 20 dribbles in this contest and converted 10 of the attempts for a rate of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Sheffield United ended this match at a 42.9% rate by landing 6 SoT out of 14 total shots. Sheffield United averages 0.64 goals per 90 (14 total goals) and have 10 assists in all games this year.
David McGoldrick is a guy who can be a difference maker for Sheffield United. McGoldrick has been given a starting assignment in 329 games during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from England has 107 goals scored in 29,447 mins played. He has accounted for 30 assists while accumulating 42 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Billy Sharp, the forward born in England. Sharp has totaled 40,112 minutes during 452 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 64 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 56 times so far in his career while scoring 233 goals. He is averaging 0.52 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Sheffield United is Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale (24-18-56 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 16 shutouts, which has earned him a 16.3% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from England has seen 385 shots tried against him in 98 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.59 (156 goals conceded) and his save percentage is .683. Ramsdale has seen the field for a total of 8,820 minutes and is sitting with 259 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Chelsea walked away with a victory by a final of 2-0 against Burnley. Chelsea had a 78.6% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by converting 659 out of their 741 attempted passes for a percentage of 88.9%. Chelsea landed 8 shots tried out of 19 shots tried earning them a 42.1% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 34 goals and 26 assists in all competitions, Chelsea has an average of 1.62 goals and 1.24 assists per 90.
Timo Werner should be able to be counted on for Chelsea. The forward from Germany has earned 17,134 professional minutes and he has scored 96 goals. He has totaled 12 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 40 times. He scores 0.50 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 194 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for N'Golo Kante, the midfielder hailing from France. He has scored 14 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 18 times. Kante has been handed a total of 37 yellow card warnings in 21,859 mins played (247 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.06.
Edouard Mendy will look after the net for Chelsea. So far in his career, Mendy has surrendered 107 goals and has racked up 307 stops in 121 starts. He has given up 0.88 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 37-29-22. He has a save % of .772 and his clean sheet rate sits at 43.0%. Mendy has tallied 52 shutouts and defended 399 shots tried against him in 10,903 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chelsea (-162)
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