Southampton vs Wolverhampton Prediction, 9/26/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Wolverhampton
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+138) Wolverhampton (+198)
St. Mary's Stadium is the site where James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (0-4-1, 15th in the EPL) will play Wolverhampton (1-0-4, 16th in the EPL) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Jose Sa for Wolverhampton. The Wolverhampton Wanderers are at at +198 while the Saints are at +138. The total is set at 2.5.
Southampton faced Manchester City in their last game and finished with a draw with a score of 0-0. In the passing game, they ended up with a 79.1% rate by completing 253 of the 320 pass targets in their last outing. Southampton attempted 12 dribbles in this contest and completed 8 of those tries for a rate of 66.7%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Southampton walked away from the pitch at a 20.0% rate by landing 2 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Southampton is averaging 0.60 g/90 (3 total goals) and have accumulated 1 assist in all matches for this campaign.
James Ward-Prowse is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Southampton. Ward-Prowse has been given a starting assignment in 194 matches during his career and he tallies 0.16 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in England has totaled 31 goals in 17,965 mins played. He has 29 assists while tallying 34 yellow card cautions during his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Che Adams, the forward who is from England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times during his career and he has scored 58 total goals. Adams has totaled 15,107 mins during 167 starting assignments and has been given a total of 16 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.35 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Southampton is Alex McCarthy. McCarthy (81-74-98 record during his soccer career) has earned 60 shutouts, which has earned him a 23.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalie born in England has had 1,197 shots attempted at him in 252 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.5 (368 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 70.1. McCarthy has played for 22,700 mins and is sitting with 842 stops in his career.
For their last game, Wolverhampton took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Brentford. They finished the contest by converting 461 of the 515 passing tries for a percentage of 89.5%. Wolverhampton earned a 76.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 20 of the 26 dribbles they pursued. Wolverhampton connected on 0 shots attempted out of 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 0.0% clip when they last took the field.
Raul Jimenez should provide a spark for Wolverhampton. He scores 0.45 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 178 contests during his career. The forward representing Mexico has totaled 16,563 professional minutes while scoring 82 goals. He has tallied 23 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 31 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ruben Neves, the midfielder representing Portugal. Neves has been handed a total of 50 yellow card cautions in 15,883 mins (177 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.11. He has collected 20 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 times.
Jose Sa will be looking after the net for Wolverhampton. So far in his pro soccer career, Sa has given up 36 goals and has totaled 79 saves in 114 starts. He has surrendered 0.70 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 81-18-14. He sports a save percentage of 69.9 and his clean sheet rate is 50.0%. Sa has tallied 57 clean sheets while seeing 113 shots attempted against him in 10,215 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (+198)
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