West Ham United vs Chelsea Prediction, 4/24/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Ham United vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: London Stadium in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: West Ham United (+225) Chelsea (-103)
Tomas Soucek and West Ham United (16-7-9, 5th in the EPL) host Chelsea (15-10-7, 4th in the EPL) at London Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The line on this matchup has West Ham United coming in at +225 and the Pensioners are at -103. The over/under is set at 2.5.
West Ham United faced Newcastle United in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 3-2. West Ham United tried 23 dribbles in this match and completed 12 of the dribbles for a rate of 52.2%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 84.4% received passes rate by connecting on 466 out of their 552 passing attempts in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, West Ham United wrapped this game up at a 33.3% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 15 total shots. West Ham United averages 1.59 goals per 90 min (51 goals in total) and have 39 assists in all matches this year.
Tomas Soucek is a player who should be able to impact this game for West Ham United. He has totaled 5 assists while earning 27 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Soucek has been a starter in 165 matchups during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Czech Republic has racked up 43 goals in 14,826 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Jarrod Bowen, the forward born in England. Bowen has been on the field for 13,795 mins during 158 starts and has earned himself a total of 10 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times so far in his career while he has scored 62 total goals. He currently averages 0.40 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for West Ham United will be Lukasz Fabianski. Fabianski (133-68-123 mark in his career) has accounted for 95 shutouts, which gives him a 29.2% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Poland has faced 1,434 shots attempted at him in 325 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.3 (431 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 71.2. Fabianski has seen the pitch for 29,086 minutes and is sitting with 1,021 stops during his soccer career.
For their last game, Chelsea went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Brighton. Chelsea ended the game with a 59.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 16 out of the 27 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by converting 686 of the 762 pass attempts for a percentage of 90.0%. Chelsea had 4 shots attempted out of 7 shots attempted giving them a 57.1% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 48 goals and 32 assists in all competitions, Chelsea averages 1.50 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Timo Werner should provide a spark for Chelsea. The forward who is from Germany has been on the field for 17,805 minutes while scoring 97 goals. He has totaled 12 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped on a goal 42 times. He currently averages 0.49 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 201 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Mason Mount, the midfielder born in England. He has 30 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 21 times. Mount has earned himself 12 yellow cards in 10,526 mins played (116 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.26.
Edouard Mendy will look after the net for Chelsea. Mendy has totaled 57 shutouts while defending 423 shots attempted against him in 11,713 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 76.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 43.8%. He has allowed 0.88 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 42-32-23. So far in his pro soccer career, Mendy has allowed 115 goals while totaling 323 saves in 130 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take West Ham United (+225)
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