West Ham United vs Leeds United Prediction, 3/8/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: West Ham United vs Leeds United
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Location: London Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: West Ham United (-110) Leeds United (+300)
Jarrod Bowen and West Ham United (13-6-7, 4th in the EPL) host Leeds United (11-2-13, 11th in the EPL) at London Stadium on Monday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. Leeds United are at at +300 while the Hammers are at -110. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
West Ham United played Manchester City in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 81.9% received passes rate by connecting on 331 of the 404 targeted passes last match. West Ham United tried 8 dribbles in this match and were successful in 4 of those tries for a rate of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, West Ham United ended this match at a 33.3% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 9 total shots. West Ham United sports an average of 1.46 goals per 90 min (38 total goals) and have accounted for 28 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Jarrod Bowen is a player who should impact this matchup for West Ham United. Bowen has been in the starting lineup in 154 games in his career and accounts for 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from England has earned 59 goals in 13,386 minutes. He has 19 assists while earning 10 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Tomas Soucek, the midfielder who is from Czech Republic. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times during his career while scoring 42 goals. Soucek has earned 14,286 minutes during 159 starts and has been given 25 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for West Ham United is Lukasz Fabianski. Fabianski has defended the goal for 28,546 minutes and has earned 1,002 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.3 (420 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 71.4. The goalkeeper hailing from Poland has had 1,407 shots tried at him in 319 career starts. Fabianski (130-67-121 record in his career) has totaled 94 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.5% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Leeds United took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against Aston Villa. Leeds United earned a 52.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 443 of the 547 pass attempts earning a percentage of 81.0%. Leeds United connected on 3 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted which gave them a 21.4% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 42 goals and 31 assists in all matches, Leeds United is averaging 1.62 goals and 1.19 assists per 90.
Patrick Bamford should be able to be counted on for Leeds United. The forward from England has 16,885 minutes and he has scored 93 goals. He has 19 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times. He is currently averaging 0.50 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 190 games so far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Helder Costa, the forward who is from Angola. He has accounted for 26 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 26 different times. Costa has earned himself 14 yellow cards in 10,931 minutes played (124 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.21.
Illan Meslier will look after the net for Leeds United. Meslier has racked up 24 shutouts while defending 155 shots tried against him in 5,670 career mins. He sports a save percentage of 74.2 and his shutout rate sits at 38.1%. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 31-12-20. Thus far in his career, Meslier has surrendered 79 goals while totaling 116 saves in 63 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Leeds United (+300)
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