Tottenham vs Chelsea Prediction, 2/4/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tottenham vs Chelsea
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Tottenham (+175) Chelsea (+145)
N'Golo Kante and Chelsea (9-6-6, 7th in the EPL) go to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on Tottenham (9-6-5, 6th in the EPL). The goalies expected to start will be Hugo Lloris for Tottenham and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The moneyline on this game has Tottenham priced at +175 and the Pensioners are at +145. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Tottenham faced Brighton in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. Tottenham attempted 34 dribbles in this matchup and completed 23 of those attempts for a percentage of 67.6%. In regard to passing, they earned a 83.0% passes received percentage by converting 478 out of their 576 passing targets last contest. Concerning shot accuracy, Tottenham finished at a 50.0% clip by hitting 4 SoT of 8 shots. Tottenham averages 1.70 goals per 90 (34 total goals) and have accumulated 29 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Son Heung-min is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Tottenham. He has accounted for 43 assists while tallying 14 yellow card warnings in his career. Heung-min has been in the starting lineup in 242 games during his career and scores 0.45 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Korea has recorded 106 goals scored in 21,046 mins played. Someone else who should impact this game is Lucas Moura, the forward representing Brazil. He has assisted on a goal 35 times during his soccer career and he has scored 49 total goals. Moura has been on the field for 14,448 mins in 160 starts and has been given a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.31 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Tottenham is Hugo Lloris. Lloris (253-129-113 record in his career) has earned 174 shutouts, which has earned him a 34.9% shutout percentage. The goalie born in France has faced 1,897 shots tried against him in 498 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.03 (511 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .737. Lloris has seen the field for 44,485 mins and has tallied 1,400 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Chelsea got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Burnley. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 659 out of their 741 passing attempts earning a percentage of 88.9%. Chelsea earned a 78.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 of the 14 dribbles they attempted. Chelsea had 8 shots attempted out of their 19 shots attempted giving them a 42.1% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 34 goals and 26 assists in all their contests, Chelsea has an average of 1.62 goals and 1.24 assists per 90.
N'Golo Kante will need to provide a lift for Chelsea. The midfielder representing France has earned 21,859 professional minutes and has scored 14 goals. He has accumulated 37 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 18 times. He is currently averaging 0.06 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 247 games in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Timo Werner, the forward representing Germany. He has tallied 96 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 40 different times. Werner has been handed 12 yellow card warnings in 17,134 professional minutes played (194 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.50.
Edouard Mendy will be residing in front of the net for Chelsea. So far in his career, Mendy has conceded 107 goals while tallying 307 saves in 121 starting assignments. He has surrendered 0.88 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 37-29-22. He holds a save percentage of .772 and his shutout rate sits at 43.0%. Mendy has accumulated 52 clean sheets while defending 399 shots against him in 10,903 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chelsea (+145)
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