Wolverhampton vs West Brom Prediction, 1/16/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wolverhampton vs West Brom
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Molineux Stadium in West Midlands, England
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverhampton (-250) West Brom (+580)
Matheus Pereira and West Brom (1-5-11, 19th in the EPL) head to Molineux Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Wolverhampton (6-4-8, 14th in the EPL). The expected starting goalies will be Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton and Sam Johnstone for West Brom. West Brom are at at +580 while the Wolves are at -250. The total opens at 2.5.
Wolverhampton played Everton in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 91.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 521 of the 571 targeted passes in their last outing. Wolverhampton tried 15 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 9 of those tries for a percentage of 60.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, Wolverhampton finished the game at a 25.0% clip by landing 3 shots on target of 12 shots. Wolverhampton has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (18 total goals) and are sitting with 10 assists in all games this year.
Romain Saiss is a guy who can be a difference maker for Wolverhampton. Saiss has been a starter in 247 outings in his career while he scores 0.07 goals per 90. The defender representing France has accumulated 17 goals scored in 22,173 mins played. He has totaled 6 assists while accumulating 76 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Pedro Neto, the forward born in Portugal. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times during his career and he has scored 8 goals. Neto has been on the field for 2,486 minutes during 26 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 4 yellow cards. He scores 0.29 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man protecting the net for Wolverhampton will be Rui Patricio. Patricio (228-102-89 record in his career) has accumulated 160 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 38.1% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Portugal has had 1,454 shots tried against him in 420 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.93 (391 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .743. Patricio has seen the pitch for a total of 37,735 mins and has tallied 1,075 stops so far in his career.
For their last game, West Brom walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-0 against Arsenal. They finished this game by completing 309 out of their 406 pass attempts for a percentage of 76.1%. West Brom finished with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 of the 18 dribbles they pursued. West Brom had 6 shots tried out of the team's 15 shots tried which gave them a 40.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 10 goals and 6 assists in all their contests, West Brom is averaging 0.59 goals and 0.35 assists per 90 minutes.
Matheus Pereira will be counted on for West Brom. He averages 0.22 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 95 games in his career. The forward from Brazil has totaled 8,253 mins while scoring 20 goals. He has 19 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 29 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Callum Robinson, the forward representing England. He has totaled 40 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 21 different times. Robinson has been given 10 yellow card warnings in 12,250 mins (140 career starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.29.
Sam Johnstone will look after the net for West Brom. Johnstone has accumulated 77 clean sheets while seeing 1,006 shots attempted against him in 22,410 career mins. He holds a save percentage of .714 and his clean sheet rate is currently 30.9%. He has allowed 1.21 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 103-73-73. So far in his pro soccer career, Johnstone has allowed 301 goals while earning 721 saves in 249 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wolverhampton (-250)
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