Wolverhampton vs Sheffield United Prediction, 4/17/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wolverhampton vs Sheffield United
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Molineux Stadium in West Midlands, England
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverhampton (-144) Sheffield United (+426)
Molineux Stadium is the site where Pedro Neto and Wolverhampton (10-8-13, 12th in the EPL) will play Sheffield United (4-2-25, 20th in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. United are at at +426 while the Wolves are at -144. The O/U opens at 2.
Wolverhampton took the field against Fulham in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. Wolverhampton attempted 21 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 13 of those tries for a percentage of 61.9%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.5% passes received rate by completing 407 out of their 476 passing attempts in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Wolverhampton finished the game at a 42.9% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 7 total shots. Wolverhampton is averaging 0.94 goals per 90 min (29 total goals) and have accounted for 18 assists in all matches this year.
Pedro Neto is a guy who can be a difference maker for Wolverhampton. Neto has been a starter in 39 games in his career and he has earned 0.23 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Portugal has 9 goals scored in 3,593 professional minutes played. He has totaled 9 assists while accumulating 8 yellow cards so far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Romain Saiss, the defender who represents France. He has assisted on a goal 6 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 17 total goals. Saiss has played 22,983 mins in 256 career starts and has been given 78 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.07 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Wolverhampton will be Rui Patricio. Patricio (232-106-94 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 165 shutouts, which gives him a 38.1% clean sheet rate. The goalie born in Portugal has faced 1,510 shots tried against him in 433 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 0.9 (406 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 74.4. Patricio has seen the field for 38,904 mins and has 1,117 stops in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Sheffield United went home defeated by a final of 3-0 against Arsenal. Sheffield United had a 55.6% successful dribble rate by completing 5 of the 9 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 415 out of their 467 attempted passes for a percentage of 88.9%. Sheffield United had 2 shots tried out of the team's 7 shots tried which gave them a 28.6% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 16 goals and 11 assists in all their contests, Sheffield United averages 0.52 goals and 0.35 assists per 90 minutes.
David McGoldrick will need to provide a spark for Sheffield United. He currently averages 0.32 G/90 and has been a starter in 335 games in his pro soccer career. The forward from England has totaled 29,920 professional minutes while earning 108 goals. He has 45 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 30 times. You should also keep an eye on Oliver Burke, the forward representing Scotland. Burke has earned himself a total of 6 yellow card cautions in 5,689 mins played (55 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.21. He has tallied 13 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 9 different times.
Aaron Ramsdale is expected to look after the net for Sheffield United. Ramsdale has earned 17 clean sheets and has defended 440 shots attempted against him in 9,630 mins in his career. He holds a save % of 68.4 and his shutout rate sits at 15.9%. He has allowed 1.64 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 25-18-64. During his professional soccer career, Ramsdale has conceded 176 goals while earning 299 stops in 107 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (-144)
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