West Brom vs Brighton Prediction, 2/27/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Brom vs Brighton
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England
Odds/Point Spread: West Brom (+235) Brighton (+125)
The Hawthorns is the venue where Matheus Pereira and West Brom (2-8-15, 19th in the EPL) will play Brighton (5-11-8, 16th in the EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Sam Johnstone for West Brom and Robert Sanchez for Brighton. West Brom are at +235 while the Seagulls are at +125. The total has been set at 2.5.
West Brom faced Burnley in their last game and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 0-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 66.0% rate by connecting on 175 out of their 265 passing targets in their last match. West Brom attempted 10 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 5 of those tries for a percentage of 50.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, West Brom finished the game at a 30.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 10 total shots. West Brom averages 0.72 goals per 90 (18 total goals) and have accounted for 10 assists in all games for the year.
Matheus Pereira is a player who should be able to impact this match for West Brom. Pereira has had a starting assignment in 102 matchups in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Brazil has accumulated 24 goals in 8,886 mins played. He has 29 assists while accumulating 20 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Callum Robinson, the forward representing England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 40 goals. Robinson has totaled 12,587 mins during 145 starts and has earned himself 10 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.29 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for West Brom will be Sam Johnstone. Johnstone has played for a total of 23,040 minutes and is sitting with 744 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.2 (315 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 71.1. The goalie from England has faced 1,045 shots tried at him in 256 career starting assignments. Johnstone (103-76-77 mark in his professional soccer career) has 78 clean sheets, which has earned him a 30.5% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Brighton earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Aston Villa. Brighton earned a 58.3% successful dribble rate by converting 7 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 445 of the 544 passing attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. Brighton had 9 shots attempted out of their 26 shots attempted giving them a 34.6% clip in their last outing. With a total of 24 goals and 15 assists in all matches, Brighton averages 1.00 goal and 0.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Neal Maupay should be someone to watch for Brighton. He averages 0.44 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 159 matches thus far in his career. The forward from France has totaled 14,614 mins while scoring 72 goals. He has totaled 33 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 20 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Leandro Trossard, the forward representing Belgium. He has collected 59 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 24 different times. Trossard has been handed 12 yellow cards in 13,988 professional minutes played (156 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.38.
Robert Sanchez will be looking after the net for Brighton. Sanchez has 12 shutouts while defending 173 shots tried against him in 3,510 career mins. He is the owner of a save percentage of 70.5 and his shutout rate is currently at 30.8%. He has given up 1.41 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 11-12-16. During his pro soccer career, Sanchez has conceded 55 goals and has racked up 123 saves in 39 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take West Brom (+235)
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