West Brom vs Southampton Prediction, 4/12/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Brom vs Southampton
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England
Odds/Point Spread: West Brom (+275) Southampton (+115)
Matheus Pereira and West Brom (4-9-17, 19th in the EPL) host Southampton (10-6-14, 13th in the EPL) at The Hawthorns on Monday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Sam Johnstone for West Brom and Alex McCarthy for Southampton. The moneyline on this matchup has West Brom priced at +275 and the Saints are at +115. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
West Brom stepped onto the pitch against Chelsea in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 5-2. West Brom tried 27 dribbles in this outing and completed 16 of those tries for a percentage of 59.3%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 74.9% passes received percentage by connecting on 250 out of their 334 passing attempts in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, West Brom ended this match at a 50.0% clip by putting 7 SoT of 14 shots. West Brom is averaging 0.80 goals per 90 (24 goals in total) and have accounted for 15 assists in all contests this year.
Matheus Pereira is a player who should be able to impact this match for West Brom. Pereira has been a starter in 107 matches thus far in his career and has 0.25 G/90. The forward hailing from Brazil has earned 26 goals in 9,296 professional minutes. He has 31 assists while earning 20 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Callum Robinson, the forward representing England. He has assisted on a goal 21 times during his soccer career while scoring 42 total goals. Robinson has earned 12,641 mins in 145 starts and has been handed 10 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.30 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for West Brom will be Sam Johnstone. Johnstone (105-77-79 mark in his career) has totaled 80 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 30.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalie born in England has had 1,069 shots tried at him in 261 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.2 (319 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 71.5. Johnstone has defended the goal for a total of 23,490 minutes and has earned 764 saves in his pro soccer career.
For their last match, Southampton went home victorious with a score of 3-2 against Burnley. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 320 out of their 397 passing tries for a rate of 80.6%. Southampton ended the game with a 68.2% successful dribble rate by converting 15 out of the 22 dribbles they pursued. Southampton had 8 shots tried out of their 23 shots tried which had them at a 34.8% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 39 goals and 26 assists in all competitions, Southampton is averaging 1.30 goals and 0.87 assists per 90.
James Ward-Prowse will need to be on top of his game for Southampton. The midfielder hailing from England has accumulated 16,795 professional minutes and has earned 29 goals. He has totaled 32 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times. He currently averages 0.16 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 181 matches so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Che Adams, the forward hailing from England. Adams has been handed a total of 16 yellow card warnings in 14,293 minutes played (157 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has collected 56 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 17 different times.
Alex McCarthy will look after the goal for Southampton. McCarthy has tallied 58 shutouts and defended 1,149 shots attempted against him in 21,800 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of 70.1 and his clean sheet rate is 24.0%. He has surrendered 1.46 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 80-69-94. During his pro soccer career, McCarthy has given up 353 goals and has 809 stops in 242 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Southampton (+115)
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