Southampton vs Wolverhampton Prediction, 2/14/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Wolverhampton
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+130) Wolverhampton (+220)
St. Mary's Stadium is the site where James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (8-5-9, 12th in the EPL) will play Wolverhampton (7-6-10, 14th in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton. The moneyline on this matchup has Southampton coming in at +130 and the Wolves are at +220. The total opens at 2.5.
Southampton faced off with Newcastle United in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 3-2. Southampton attempted 18 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 7 of those attempts for a rate of 38.9%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 86.0% received passes rate by converting 524 of the 609 passing attempts in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Southampton finished the game at a 35.7% rate by landing 5 shots on target of 14 shots. Southampton is averaging 1.32 goals per 90 (29 goals in total) and have accounted for 20 assists in all competitions for the year.
James Ward-Prowse is a player who should impact this matchup for Southampton. He has 27 assists while earning 32 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Ward-Prowse has been given a starting assignment in 173 contests thus far in his career and he scores 0.15 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from England has recorded 27 goals in 16,075 mins played. One more guy who should impact this match is Che Adams, the forward who represents England. Adams has 13,836 minutes during 153 career starts and has earned himself 16 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times during his soccer career while scoring 53 goals. He sports an average of 0.34 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Southampton is Alex McCarthy. McCarthy has played for 21,440 mins and has 797 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (342 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .703. The goalkeeper born in England has faced 1,128 shots sent his way in 238 starts. McCarthy (80-68-91 record in his career) has accounted for 58 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 24.4% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Wolverhampton were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against Leicester City. They finished this game by converting 376 of the 438 pass attempts earning a percentage of 85.8%. Wolverhampton had a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 16 out of the 24 dribbles they tried. Wolverhampton connected on 1 shot on goal out of 13 shots tried which gave them a 7.7% clip in their last match. With 22 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, Wolverhampton is averaging 0.96 goals and 0.52 assists per 90.
Romain Saiss will be counted on for Wolverhampton. The defender hailing from France has been on the pitch for 22,263 mins and has scored 17 goals. He has accounted for 76 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times. He averages 0.07 G/90 and has started 248 outings so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Pedro Neto, the forward born in Portugal. Neto has been handed a total of 5 yellow cards in 2,933 minutes (31 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.25. He has collected 8 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 7 times.
Rui Patricio is expected to look after the net for Wolverhampton. Patricio has recorded 162 shutouts and has seen 1,470 shots attempted against him in 38,185 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .744 and his shutout rate is currently 38.1%. He has surrendered 0.93 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 229-104-91. During his career, Patricio has given up 396 goals while totaling 1,087 stops in 425 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Southampton (+130)
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