Wolverhampton vs Brighton Prediction, 5/9/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wolverhampton vs Brighton
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Molineux Stadium in West Midlands, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverhampton (+135) Brighton (+180)
Molineux Stadium is the site where Daniel Podence and Wolverhampton (11-8-14, 12th in the EPL) will play Brighton (8-13-13, 14th in the EPL) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton and Robert Sanchez for Brighton. The line on this contest has Wolverhampton priced at +135 and the Seagulls are at +180. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Wolverhampton faced off with Burnley in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-0. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 78.4% rate by connecting on 385 of the 491 pass targets in their last outing. Wolverhampton tried 10 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 5 of those attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Wolverhampton ended this match at a 16.7% clip by putting 2 shots on target out of 12 shots. Wolverhampton has an average of 0.91 goals per 90 min (30 total goals) and have accounted for 19 assists in all matches this season.
Daniel Podence is a player who should impact this matchup for Wolverhampton. He has 15 assists while earning 14 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Podence has been given a starting assignment in 90 contests in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.20 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Portugal has 16 goals scored in 7,345 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Romain Saiss, the defender representing France. Saiss has been on the pitch for 23,163 minutes during 258 starts and has been given a total of 78 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times so far in his career while scoring 17 goals. He is averaging 0.07 G/90 thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Wolverhampton is Rui Patricio. Patricio has played for a total of 39,084 mins and has accumulated 1,122 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.9 (410 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 74.3. The keeper born in Portugal has had 1,519 shots tried against him in 435 career starts. Patricio (233-106-95 record during his career) has earned 166 shutouts, which gives him a 38.2% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Brighton got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Leeds United. Brighton finished with a 59.1% successful dribble percentage by converting 13 out of the 22 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 293 of the 340 passing attempts earning a rate of 86.2%. Brighton converted 4 shots tried out of the team's 16 shots tried which had them sitting at a 25.0% rate in their last match. With 34 goals and 21 assists in all their matches, Brighton sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Leandro Trossard will be counted on for Brighton. He is currently averaging 0.37 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 166 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Belgium has totaled 14,793 professional minutes while earning 61 goals. He has earned 12 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped on a goal 25 times. Make sure to watch out for Neal Maupay, the forward hailing from France. Maupay has been given 33 yellow card warnings in 15,425 mins (168 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.43. He has earned 73 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 21 different times.
Robert Sanchez will be residing in front of the goal for Brighton. So far in his career, Sanchez has allowed 64 goals and has accumulated 144 stops in 49 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.31 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 14-14-21. He holds a save percentage of 70.4 and his shutout rate is currently at 32.7%. Sanchez has racked up 16 clean sheets while seeing 203 shots against him in 4,410 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brighton (+180)
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