Southampton vs Arsenal Prediction, 1/26/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Arsenal
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+185) Arsenal (+140)
James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (8-5-5, 10th in the EPL) play Arsenal (8-3-8, 11th in the EPL) at St. Mary's Stadium on Tuesday. The men protecting the net are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Southampton are at +185 while the Gunners are at +140. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Southampton faced Leicester City in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 2-0. In regard to passing, they ended with a 81.7% received passes percentage by converting 405 out of their 496 passing targets in their last match. Southampton tried 21 dribbles in this match and completed 15 of those tries for a percentage of 71.4%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Southampton walked away from the pitch at a 18.2% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 11 total shots. Southampton averages 1.44 goals per 90 min (26 total goals) and have accounted for 18 assists in all games this year.
James Ward-Prowse is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Southampton. Ward-Prowse has had a starting assignment in 169 matchups thus far in his career and tallies 0.15 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from England has tallied 26 goals scored in 15,715 mins. He has accounted for 26 assists while accumulating 31 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Che Adams, the forward hailing from England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times thus far in his career and he has scored 53 goals. Adams has totaled 13,540 minutes in 150 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 16 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.35 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Southampton will be Alex McCarthy. McCarthy has been on the field for 21,080 mins and has 786 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.39 (326 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .710. The goalkeeper born in England has faced 1,103 shots sent his way in 234 career starts. McCarthy (80-68-87 mark in his career) has earned 58 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 24.8% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Arsenal earned three points by winning 3-0 against Newcastle United. Arsenal ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 12 out of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by completing 592 of the 656 attempted passes for a percentage of 90.2%. Arsenal connected on 6 shots tried out of their 11 shots tried which had them at a 18.2% rate in their last game. With 23 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, Arsenal has an average of 1.21 goals and 0.84 assists per 90.
Alexandre Lacazette should be someone to watch for Arsenal. He sports an average of 0.57 goals per 90 minutes and has started 258 games so far in his career. The forward hailing from France has accumulated 22,557 mins while scoring 144 goals. He has accumulated 40 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped on a goal 37 times. You should also watch out for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward hailing from France. He has accounted for 198 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 51 different times. Aubameyang has been handed 23 yellow card warnings in 28,829 mins played (322 starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.62.
Bernd Leno will reside in front of the goal for Arsenal. Leno has earned 111 shutouts and defended 1,474 shots tried against him in 33,294 career mins. He holds a save % of .706 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.0%. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 while earning a record of 165-96-108. So far in his career, Leno has given up 454 goals and has accounted for 1,037 stops in 370 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Southampton (+185)
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