Southampton vs Manchester United Prediction, 8/22/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Manchester United
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+340) Manchester United (-143)
Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United (1-0-0, 1st in the EPL) travel to St. Mary's Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on Southampton (0-0-1, 16th in the EPL). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Dean Henderson for Manchester United. The line on this matchup has Southampton coming in at +340 and the Red Devils are at -143. The total has been set at 2.75.
Southampton took the field against Everton in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. In regard to passing, they ended with a 76.5% received passes rate by connecting on 283 of the 370 pass targets in their last match. Southampton tried 27 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 13 of those attempts for a rate of 48.1%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Southampton wrapped this game up at a 50.0% clip by landing 3 shots on target out of 6 shots. Southampton is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (1 goal in total) and have racked up 1 assist in all matches for the season.
James Ward-Prowse is a player who should be able to impact this match for Southampton. He has accounted for 29 assists while accumulating 33 yellow card cautions during his career. Ward-Prowse has had a starting assignment in 190 games in his career and tallies 0.15 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing England has accumulated 30 goals in 17,605 minutes played.
Another guy who should impact this match is Che Adams, the forward hailing from England. Adams has totaled 14,880 mins during 164 career starts and has been given 16 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times so far in his career and he has scored 58 goals. He is currently averaging 0.35 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Southampton will be Alex McCarthy. McCarthy (81-70-98 mark during his career) has earned 58 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 23.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from England has faced 1,186 shots tried at him in 248 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.5 (365 total goals given up) and he has a save % of 70.1. McCarthy has been on the field for a total of 22,340 minutes and has accumulated 834 stops during his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, Manchester United went home victorious with a score of 5-1 against Leeds United. They finished the contest by completing 359 out of their 429 pass attempts for a rate of 83.7%. Manchester United finished with a 57.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 19 of the 33 dribbles they pursued. Manchester United had 8 shots attempted out of their 16 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 5 goals and 5 assists in all their matches, Manchester United sports an average of 5.00 goals and 5.00 assists per 90 minutes.
Bruno Fernandes should be able to be counted on for Manchester United. He averages 0.39 G/90 and has started 226 matches in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Portugal has played 19,941 mins while earning 87 goals. He has totaled 49 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 61 times. You should also watch out for Jadon Sancho, the forward representing England. He has collected 38 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 45 times. Sancho has been given 4 yellow card cautions in 7,516 mins (82 starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.46.
Dean Henderson will reside in front of the net for Manchester United. Henderson has 56 shutouts while defending 521 shots attempted against him in 12,555 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of 77.2 and his shutout rate sits at 40.3%. He has allowed 0.89 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 73-35-31. In his career, Henderson has allowed 124 goals and has totaled 398 stops in 139 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Southampton (+340)
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