Wolverhampton vs Burnley Prediction, 12/1/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wolverhampton vs Burnley
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Molineux Stadium in West Midlands, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverhampton (+107) Burnley (+270)
Molineux Stadium is the venue where Raul Jimenez and Wolverhampton (6-2-5, 6th in the EPL) will play Burnley (1-6-5, 18th in the EPL) on Wednesday. The starting goalies will be Jose Sa for Wolverhampton and Nick Pope for Burnley. The Wolverhampton Wanderers are at +107 while the Clarets are priced at +270. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Wolverhampton took the field against Norwich City in their last game and finished with a draw with a score of 0-0. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 92.0% received passes percentage by completing 530 out of their 576 targeted passes last match. Wolverhampton tried 26 dribbles in this matchup and completed 9 of the tries for a rate of 34.6%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Wolverhampton wrapped this game up at a 40.0% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 5 shots. Wolverhampton has an average of 0.85 goals per 90 minutes (11 goals in total) and have accounted for 7 assists in all games for the year.
Raul Jimenez is a player who should be able to impact this match for Wolverhampton. Jimenez has been given a starting assignment in 185 matches so far in his career and tallies 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Mexico has earned 85 goals in 17,195 mins played. He has totaled 33 assists while earning 23 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Ruben Neves, the midfielder representing Portugal. Neves has earned 16,428 minutes in 183 career starts and has earned himself a total of 53 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 8 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 21 goals. He sports an average of 0.12 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Wolverhampton will be Jose Sa. Sa has seen the pitch for a total of 10,935 minutes and has tallied 106 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.7 (43 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 72.6. The goalie hailing from Portugal has seen 146 shots sent his way in 122 starts. Sa (86-20-15 mark in his career) has recorded 60 shutouts, which gives him a 49.2% shutout rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Burnley finished locked up with a final of 3-3 against Crystal Palace. They finished the match by completing 236 of the 295 pass attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Burnley had a 55.6% successful dribble rate by converting 5 of the 9 dribbles they pursued. Burnley landed 9 shots attempted out of their 15 shots attempted which had them at a 60.0% clip in their last game. Having tallied 13 goals and 12 assists in all their matches, Burnley averages 1.08 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Maxwel Cornet should be able to be counted on for Burnley. The forward representing Cote d'Ivoire has been on the field for 10,730 professional minutes while scoring 36 goals. He has totaled 18 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. He has an average of 0.30 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 113 contests so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Chris Wood, the forward hailing from New Zealand. He has accumulated 136 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 35 different times. Wood has been handed a total of 10 yellow card cautions in 26,817 professional minutes (303 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.46.
Nick Pope will look after the net for Burnley. During his professional soccer career, Pope has conceded 226 goals and has tallied 650 stops in 205 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.10 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 74-64-68. He has earned a save % of 75.1 and his shutout rate is currently at 38.0%. Pope has totaled 78 clean sheets while he has seen 869 shots against him in 18,549 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Burnley (+270)
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