Southampton vs Chelsea Prediction, 2/20/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+300) Chelsea (-120)
Che Adams and Southampton (8-5-10, 13th in the EPL) play Chelsea (11-6-6, 5th in the EPL) at St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at -120 while the Saints are at +300. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Southampton faced off with Wolverhampton in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 82.2% rate by completing 384 out of their 467 passing attempts in their last outing. Southampton attempted 11 dribbles in this contest and converted 9 of those dribbles for a rate of 81.8%. Concerning shot accuracy, Southampton ended this match at a 42.9% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 7 total shots. Southampton has an average of 1.30 goals per 90 (30 goals in total) and are sitting with 21 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Che Adams is a player who can be a difference maker for Southampton. He has 17 assists while earning 16 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Adams has been in the starting lineup in 153 games in his pro soccer career and has 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in England has accumulated 53 goals in 13,858 minutes. One more player who should impact this match is James Ward-Prowse, the midfielder representing England. He has helped on a goal 27 times in his career while scoring 27 total goals. Ward-Prowse has 16,165 mins in 174 starts and has been handed 32 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.15 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Southampton is Alex McCarthy. McCarthy (80-68-92 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 58 shutouts, which gives him a 24.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from England has seen 1,130 shots sent his way in 239 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.4 (344 total goals given up) and his save % is 70.3. McCarthy has been on the field for 21,530 minutes and has tallied 798 stops thus far in his career.
For their last game, Chelsea took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Sheffield United. Chelsea ended the game with a 61.5% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 673 out of their 752 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 89.5%. Chelsea had 1 SoT out of their 8 shots attempted which had them at a 12.5% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 37 goals and 27 assists for all their games, Chelsea is averaging 1.61 goals and 1.17 assists per 90.
Timo Werner will need to be on top of his game for Chelsea. He scores 0.50 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 196 games during his career. The forward representing Germany has been on the pitch for 17,298 minutes and he has scored 96 goals. He has 12 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times. You should also keep an eye on N'Golo Kante, the midfielder representing France. Kante has been handed a total of 38 yellow cards in 21,892 minutes played (247 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.06. He has accounted for 14 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 times.
Edouard Mendy will be residing in front of the goal for Chelsea. During his professional soccer career, Mendy has conceded 108 goals and has racked up 312 stops in 123 starts. He has given up 0.88 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 39-29-22. He holds a save percentage of 77.2 and his shutout rate sits at 43.1%. Mendy has tallied 53 clean sheets and has defended 404 shots attempted against him in 11,083 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chelsea (-120) and under 2.5 goals
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