West Brom vs Wolverhampton Prediction, 5/3/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Brom vs Wolverhampton
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: West Brom (+230) Wolverhampton (+125)
The Hawthorns is the site where Matheus Pereira and West Brom (5-10-18, 19th in the EPL) will play Wolverhampton (11-8-14, 12th in the EPL) on Monday. The goalies who are expected to start are Sam Johnstone for West Brom and Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton. The odds on this contest have West Brom coming in at +230 and the Wolves are at +125. The total opens at 2.25.
West Brom faced off with Aston Villa in their last game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 2-2. West Brom attempted 10 dribbles in this contest and converted 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In the passing game, they ended with a 69.2% received passes percentage by completing 153 of the 221 targeted passes in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, West Brom wrapped this game up at a 33.3% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 9 total shots. West Brom sports an average of 0.85 goals per 90 minutes (28 goals in total) and have 17 assists in all competitions for the year.
Matheus Pereira is a guy who should impact this matchup for West Brom. He has accounted for 31 assists while accumulating 20 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Pereira has been a starter in 110 contests in his career and has 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Brazil has earned 28 goals scored in 9,548 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Callum Robinson, the forward born in England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 43 total goals. Robinson has totaled 12,823 mins during 148 starts and has earned himself a total of 10 yellow cards. He scores 0.30 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for West Brom will be Sam Johnstone. Johnstone (106-78-80 record in his career) has accumulated 81 shutouts, which has earned him a 30.7% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from England has faced 1,089 shots attempted at him in 264 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.2 (324 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 71.6. Johnstone has defended the goal for 23,760 minutes and has 780 saves during his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Wolverhampton took a loss by a final score of 4-0 against Burnley. They finished the match by converting 385 out of their 491 pass attempts earning a rate of 78.4%. Wolverhampton finished with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 10 dribbles they pursued. Wolverhampton landed 2 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 16.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 30 goals and 19 assists in all competitions, Wolverhampton averages 0.91 goals and 0.58 assists per 90.
Romain Saiss should provide a spark for Wolverhampton. The defender hailing from France has earned 23,163 minutes while scoring 17 goals. He has accounted for 78 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times. He currently averages 0.07 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 258 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Daniel Podence, the forward who represents Portugal. Podence has been given a total of 14 yellow cards in 7,345 professional minutes (90 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.20. He has collected 16 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 15 different times.
Rui Patricio will look after the goal for Wolverhampton. In his pro soccer career, Patricio has surrendered 410 goals and has 1,122 stops in 435 starts. He has allowed 0.94 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 233-106-95. He holds a save percentage of 74.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 38.2%. Patricio has accumulated 166 shutouts and has seen 1,519 shots attempted against him in 39,084 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (+125)
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