Wolverhampton vs Leicester City Prediction, 2/7/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wolverhampton vs Leicester City
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Molineux Stadium in West Midlands, England
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverhampton (+210) Leicester City (+125)
Molineux Stadium is the venue where Pedro Neto and Wolverhampton (7-5-10, 14th in the EPL) will take on Leicester City (13-3-6, 3rd in the EPL) on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. The Wolverhampton Wanderers are at +210 while the Foxes are at +125. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Wolverhampton stepped onto the pitch against Arsenal in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 2-1. Wolverhampton tried 20 dribbles in this game and were successful in 17 of those attempts for a percentage of 85.0%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 88.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 546 out of their 617 targeted passes last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Wolverhampton finished at a 60.0% rate by hitting 6 SoT of 10 total shots. Wolverhampton sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (22 total goals) and have earned 12 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Pedro Neto is a guy who should impact this matchup for Wolverhampton. Neto has been a starter in 30 matchups in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.25 G/90. The forward from Portugal has totaled 8 goals in 2,846 professional minutes. He has accounted for 7 assists while earning 5 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Romain Saiss, the defender hailing from France. Saiss has played 22,263 minutes in 248 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 76 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 6 times thus far in his career while scoring 17 total goals. He currently averages 0.07 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Wolverhampton is Rui Patricio. Patricio (229-103-91 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 161 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 38.0% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Portugal has had 1,467 shots sent in his direction in 424 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.94 (396 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .744. Patricio has seen the pitch for a total of 38,095 minutes and has tallied 1,085 saves during his soccer career.
When they last played, Leicester City got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Fulham. Leicester City finished the match with a 55.6% successful dribble rate by completing 10 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by connecting on 351 out of their 431 passing tries for a percentage of 81.4%. Leicester City connected on 5 shots tried out of their 9 shots tried earning them a 55.6% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 36 goals and 25 assists in all their matches, Leicester City averages 1.64 goals and 1.14 assists per 90.
Harvey Barnes will be someone to watch for Leicester City. The forward born in England has been on the field for 10,018 professional minutes while scoring 34 goals. He has 3 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times. He scores 0.31 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 115 games in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on James Maddison, the midfielder hailing from England. He has collected 41 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 30 times. Maddison has been handed a total of 23 yellow card cautions in 13,174 minutes played (147 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.28.
Kasper Schmeichel will look after the goal for Leicester City. Schmeichel has accumulated 179 clean sheets while seeing 2,091 shots against him in 46,724 career mins. He has a save percentage of .729 and his shutout rate is 34.5%. He has allowed 1.12 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 238-134-149. In his career, Schmeichel has surrendered 584 goals and has 1,523 stops in 519 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (+210)
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