Arsenal vs Leeds United Prediction, 5/8/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs Leeds United
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (-242) Leeds United (+697)
Emirates Stadium is the venue where Bukayo Saka and Arsenal (20-3-11, 4th in the EPL) will play Leeds United (8-10-16, 17th in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Aaron Ramsdale for Arsenal and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. Arsenal are at -242 while the Whites are priced at +697. The O/U has been set at 3.
Arsenal played West Ham United in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. Arsenal attempted 10 dribbles in this outing and completed 5 of the attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 90.3% received passes rate by converting 393 of the 435 passing targets last contest.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Arsenal ended this match at a 53.8% rate by putting 7 shots on target of 13 total shots. Arsenal averages 1.56 goals per 90 (53 total goals) and have earned 36 assists in all competitions for the year.
Bukayo Saka is a player who should impact this matchup for Arsenal. Saka has started 81 matches in his career and tallies 0.22 G/90. The midfielder from England has earned 17 goals scored in 6,968 professional minutes played. He has 14 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card warnings during his soccer career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Alexandre Lacazette, the forward representing France. Lacazette has accumulated 25,157 minutes in 288 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 41 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 46 times so far in his career while he has scored 154 total goals. He averages 0.55 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Arsenal will be Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale (47-22-77 mark in his career) has accumulated 33 shutouts, which leaves him with a 22.6% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in England has faced 592 shots tried at him in 146 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.5 (217 goals given up) and his save percentage is 70.3. Ramsdale has defended the goal for 13,140 minutes and has earned 408 stops during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Leeds United took a defeat with a final score of 4-0 against Manchester City. They finished this game by completing 341 of the 398 passing attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Leeds United earned a 70.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 of the 10 dribbles they attempted. Leeds United connected on 1 shot on target out of their 7 shots tried which had them at a 14.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 38 goals and 24 assists in all their contests, Leeds United has an average of 1.12 goals and 0.71 assists per 90 minutes.
Jack Harrison should provide a lift for Leeds United. He is averaging 0.22 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 189 contests thus far in his career. The forward hailing from England has 15,834 professional minutes and has scored 39 goals. He has tallied 11 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Raphinha, the forward hailing from Brazil. He has 28 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 18 times. Raphinha has earned himself 20 yellow card warnings in 8,923 minutes played (101 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.28.
Illan Meslier will be looking after the goal for Leeds United. During his career, Meslier has conceded 160 goals and has accumulated 278 stops in 107 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 44-25-38. He sports a save % of 70.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.9%. Meslier has recorded 32 shutouts while seeing 394 shots attempted against him in 9,594 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arsenal (-242)
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