Brentford vs Southampton Prediction, 5/7/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brentford vs Southampton
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Brentford Community Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Brentford (+133) Southampton (+200)
Che Adams and Southampton (9-13-13, 15th in the EPL) are headed to Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Brentford (11-7-17, 14th in the EPL). The goaltenders who are expected to start are David Raya for Brentford and Fraser Forster for Southampton. The line on this matchup has Brentford priced at +133 and the Saints are at +200. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Brentford stepped onto the pitch against Manchester United in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 3-0. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 89.0% rate by connecting on 315 out of their 354 pass attempts last match. Brentford attempted 5 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 5 of those tries for a rate of 100.0%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Brentford walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 12 shots. Brentford has an average of 1.14 goals per 90 (40 goals in total) and are sitting with 27 assists in all competitions for the season.
Ivan Toney is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Brentford. Toney has been given a starting assignment in 223 outings in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.52 G/90. The forward who is from England has 119 goals in 20,573 professional minutes played. He has totaled 38 assists while accumulating 65 yellow cards during his soccer career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Bryan Mbeumo, the forward representing France. He has helped a teammate on a goal 27 times so far in his career and he has scored 38 total goals. Mbeumo has accumulated 11,344 mins in 136 starting assignments and has earned himself 16 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Brentford will be David Raya. Raya has seen the pitch for a total of 20,070 minutes and has accumulated 606 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.1 (237 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 73.3. The goalie from Spain has had 832 shots tried at him in 223 starts. Raya (107-58-58 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 59 clean sheets, which has earned him a 26.5% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Southampton took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Crystal Palace. Southampton had a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 2 out of the 3 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by converting 246 out of their 300 passes they tried for a percentage of 82.0%. Southampton connected on 3 shots tried out of 8 shots tried which had them sitting at a 37.5% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 39 goals and 25 assists for all their games, Southampton sports an average of 1.11 goals and 0.71 assists per 90 min.
Che Adams will be someone to watch for Southampton. He scores 0.35 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 186 outings during his soccer career. The forward from England has been on the pitch for 16,792 mins while earning 65 goals. He has totaled 16 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times. Be sure to watch out for Adam Armstrong, the forward representing England. He has earned 87 goals during his career while helping on a goal 30 different times. Armstrong has been handed 11 yellow cards in 19,406 mins (217 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.40.
Fraser Forster is expected to look after the net for Southampton. So far in his pro soccer career, Forster has surrendered 311 goals and has tallied 974 saves in 349 starts. He has surrendered 0.90 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 212-58-76. He sports a save % of 76.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 45.0%. Forster has racked up 157 shutouts and defended 1,278 shots tried against him in 31,194 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brentford (+133)
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