Southampton vs Brentford Prediction, 12/18/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Brentford
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+103) Brentford (+253)
Bryan Mbeumo and Brentford (5-5-6, 12th in the EPL) are headed to St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Southampton (3-8-6, 15th in the EPL). The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Fraser Forster for Southampton and Alvaro Fernandez for Brentford. Brentford are at at +253 while the Saints are at +103. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Southampton faced off with Crystal Palace in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. Southampton tried 13 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 8 of the attempts for a rate of 61.5%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 73.4% rate by completing 212 out of their 289 passing targets in their last game.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Southampton walked away from the pitch at a 26.7% clip by landing 4 shots on target out of 15 shots. Southampton is averaging 0.88 goals per 90 minutes (15 goals in total) and have tallied 9 assists in all matches for the season.
Adam Armstrong is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Southampton. He has totaled 30 assists while earning 10 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Armstrong has been a starter in 215 contests thus far in his career and he scores 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing England has racked up 87 goals in 19,234 minutes played.
One more player who could decide who wins is Che Adams, the forward representing England. Adams has totaled 15,648 mins in 174 career starts and has earned himself a total of 16 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 19 times during his soccer career and he has scored 61 total goals. He has an average of 0.35 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Southampton is Fraser Forster. Forster has seen the field for a total of 29,574 minutes and has tallied 909 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.9 (279 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 77.2. The goalkeeper from England has seen 1,185 shots attempted at him in 331 career starting assignments. Forster (206-53-69 record in his career) has accounted for 154 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 46.5% shutout rate.
For their last outing, Brentford went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Watford. Brentford finished with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 7 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by completing 388 of the 509 pass attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. Brentford connected on 4 shots attempted out of 13 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 30.8% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 20 goals and 11 assists in all their matches, Brentford has an average of 1.25 goals and 0.69 assists per 90 minutes.
Bryan Mbeumo will need to be on top of his game for Brentford. He currently averages 0.33 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 120 games in his career. The forward representing France has been on the field for 9,976 minutes while scoring 37 goals. He has tallied 14 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. You should also keep an eye on Sergi Canos, the forward representing Spain. He has tallied 32 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 27 different times. Canos has been given 26 yellow card cautions in 11,552 mins played (133 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.25.
Alvaro Fernandez will be looking after the goal for Brentford. Fernandez has accumulated 24 shutouts while defending 245 shots against him in 7,515 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 70.2 and his shutout rate is 28.9%. He has surrendered 1.20 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 31-18-34. During his professional soccer career, Fernandez has conceded 100 goals while tallying 176 stops in 83 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Southampton (+103)
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