Wolverhampton vs Leeds United Prediction, 2/19/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wolverhampton vs Leeds United
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Location: Molineux Stadium in West Midlands, England
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverhampton (+135) Leeds United (+210)
Helder Costa and Leeds United (10-2-11, 11th in the EPL) go to Molineux Stadium on Friday where they'll take on Wolverhampton (8-6-10, 12th in the EPL). The men protecting the net will be Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. The line on this contest has Wolverhampton coming in at +135 and the Whites are priced at +210. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Wolverhampton faced Southampton in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. In the passing game, they earned a 77.8% received passes percentage by converting 350 of the 450 pass attempts last match. Wolverhampton tried 22 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 10 of the attempts for a percentage of 45.5%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Wolverhampton finished at a 22.2% clip by putting 2 SoT out of 9 total shots. Wolverhampton averages 1.00 goal per 90 (24 goals in total) and have accounted for 13 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Pedro Neto is a player who should be able to impact this match for Wolverhampton. Neto has been in the starting lineup in 32 matchups in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Portugal has earned 9 goals in 3,022 mins played. He has 7 assists while accumulating 6 yellow cards in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Romain Saiss, the defender who represents France. Saiss has totaled 22,353 minutes in 249 career starts and has been given 77 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 17 total goals. He is averaging 0.07 G/90 for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Wolverhampton is Rui Patricio. Patricio (230-104-91 mark during his soccer career) has 162 clean sheets, which gives him a 38.0% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Portugal has had 1,473 shots attempted against him in 426 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.9 (397 total goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 74.4. Patricio has been on the field for 38,275 minutes and has accumulated 1,089 saves in his career.
When they last took the field, Leeds United walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-2 against Arsenal. They wrapped up this outing by converting 406 of the 499 passing tries earning a percentage of 81.4%. Leeds United earned a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 7 of the 14 dribbles they tried. Leeds United landed 5 shots tried out of their 9 shots tried which had them at a 55.6% clip when they last took the field. With 39 goals and 29 assists for all their games, Leeds United averages 1.70 goals and 1.26 assists per 90.
Helder Costa should provide a spark for Leeds United. He currently averages 0.22 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 123 matches so far in his career. The forward representing Angola has totaled 10,813 professional minutes while he has scored 26 goals. He has collected 14 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Patrick Bamford, the forward representing England. He has totaled 92 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 16 different times. Bamford has been given 19 yellow card warnings in 16,615 professional minutes played (187 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.50.
Illan Meslier will be looking after the net for Leeds United. Meslier has racked up 23 shutouts while seeing 141 shots attempted against him in 5,400 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 73.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 38.3%. He has conceded 1.28 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 30-12-18. Thus far in his career, Meslier has surrendered 77 goals and has tallied 103 saves in 60 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (+135)
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