Watford vs Southampton Prediction, 10/30/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Watford vs Southampton
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Vicarage Road in Hertfordshire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Watford (+190) Southampton (+136)
Vicarage Road is the site where Emmanuel Dennis and Watford (3-1-5, 14th in the EPL) will take on Southampton (1-5-3, 16th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Ben Foster for Watford and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. Southampton are at at +136 while Watford are at +190. The total is set at 2.75.
Watford stepped onto the pitch against Everton in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 5-2. Watford attempted 17 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 12 of those tries for a percentage of 70.6%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 80.6% passes received percentage by converting 333 of the 413 passing targets in their last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Watford finished the game at a 40.0% clip by landing 8 shots on target out of 20 total shots. Watford averages 1.33 goals per 90 (12 total goals) and have racked up 10 assists in all matches this season.
Emmanuel Dennis is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Watford. He has 10 assists while accumulating 25 yellow cards so far in his career. Dennis has been a starter in 86 games during his career and he scores 0.35 G/90. The forward born in Nigeria has 28 goals scored in 7,222 minutes.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Ismaila Sarr, the forward representing Senegal. Sarr has totaled 12,859 minutes in 144 career starts and has been handed 17 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 18 times during his career and he has scored 40 goals. He is currently averaging 0.28 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Watford is Ben Foster. Foster has seen the pitch for 40,773 minutes and has 1,518 stops during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.4 (631 goals given up) and he holds a save % of 71.3. The goalkeeper hailing from England has seen 2,136 shots sent his way in 455 career starting assignments. Foster (137-132-183 record in his career) has accumulated 113 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 24.8% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Southampton were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Burnley. They finished the contest by completing 380 of the 492 attempted passes earning a rate of 77.2%. Southampton finished with a 58.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 out of the 12 dribbles they tried. Southampton had 4 shots attempted out of their 16 shots attempted which gave them a 25.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 7 goals and 4 assists in all matches, Southampton averages 0.78 goals and 0.44 assists per 90 minutes.
Armando Broja will need to provide a lift for Southampton. The forward hailing from Albania has been on the pitch for 2,116 mins and he has scored 12 goals. He has totaled 2 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times. He currently averages 0.51 goals per 90 and has started 23 matches in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Adam Armstrong, the forward hailing from England. He has earned 86 goals in his career while helping on a goal 28 different times. Armstrong has been handed 10 yellow cards in 18,760 professional minutes played (209 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.41.
Alex McCarthy will reside in front of the goal for Southampton. McCarthy has accumulated 61 clean sheets and has defended 1,213 shots attempted against him in 23,060 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 70.0 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.8%. He has given up 1.46 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 82-75-100. So far in his career, McCarthy has allowed 374 goals and has accounted for 852 saves in 256 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Southampton (+136)
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