Southampton vs Fulham Prediction, 5/15/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Fulham
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+110) Fulham (+260)
Ademola Lookman and Fulham (5-12-18, 18th in the EPL) go to St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Southampton (11-7-17, 14th in the EPL). The men protecting the net will be Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Alphonse Areola for Fulham. The odds on this matchup have Southampton coming in at +110 and the Cottagers are priced at +260. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Southampton stepped onto the pitch against Crystal Palace in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 3-1. In the passing game, they earned a 87.9% received passes percentage by completing 480 out of their 546 targeted passes in their last game. Southampton tried 10 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 4 of the attempts for a rate of 40.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Southampton walked away from the pitch at a 46.2% clip by putting 6 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Southampton is averaging 1.26 goals per 90 (44 total goals) and have accounted for 30 assists in all games for the year.
Che Adams is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Southampton. Adams has had a starting assignment in 161 matches in his career while he scores 0.35 goals per 90. The forward from England has earned 57 goals in 14,655 mins played. He has totaled 18 assists while earning 16 yellow card cautions so far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is James Ward-Prowse, the midfielder representing England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times so far in his career while he has scored 30 total goals. Ward-Prowse has been on the pitch for 17,245 mins in 186 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 33 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.16 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Southampton is Alex McCarthy. McCarthy (80-70-95 record during his career) has tallied 58 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 23.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from England has faced 1,161 shots tried at him in 244 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.5 (356 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 70.2. McCarthy has seen the field for a total of 21,980 mins and is sitting with 819 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Fulham took a loss by a score of 2-0 against Burnley. Fulham had a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 16 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 424 out of their 534 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 79.4%. Fulham converted 4 shots tried out of 20 shots tried giving them a 20.0% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 24 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, Fulham averages 0.69 goals and 0.46 assists per 90 minutes.
Ademola Lookman should provide a spark for Fulham. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 76 games in his career. The forward representing England has 7,441 mins while scoring 20 goals. He has 9 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. You should also keep an eye on Ivan Cavaleiro, the forward born in Portugal. He has earned 30 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 29 different times. Cavaleiro has been given 22 yellow card warnings in 13,388 minutes played (152 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.20.
Alphonse Areola will be residing in front of the net for Fulham. Areola has accumulated 87 shutouts and has seen 732 shots tried against him in 19,100 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 73.4 and his clean sheet rate is currently 41.0%. He has allowed 0.98 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 106-55-51. During his career, Areola has allowed 209 goals and has accounted for 537 saves in 212 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Southampton (+110)
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