Chelsea vs Brentford Prediction, 4/2/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Brentford
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-515) Brentford (+1288)
Bryan Mbeumo and Brentford (8-6-16, 15th in the EPL) go to Stamford Bridge on Saturday where they'll take on Chelsea (17-8-3, 3rd in the EPL). The goalies expected to start will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and David Raya for Brentford. Brentford are at at +1288 while the Pensioners are at -515. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Chelsea stepped onto the pitch against Newcastle United in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. Chelsea tried 14 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 8 of those tries for a rate of 57.1%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 91.6% received passes rate by converting 493 of the 538 pass attempts in their last outing.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Chelsea wrapped this game up at a 37.5% rate by putting 3 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Chelsea is averaging 2.00 goals per 90 (56 goals in total) and have racked up 40 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Romelu Lukaku is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Chelsea. He has 60 assists while accumulating 29 yellow cards during his soccer career. Lukaku has started 342 games during his career while scoring 0.57 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Belgium has totaled 197 goals scored in 31,154 mins played.
One more guy who should impact this match is Kai Havertz, the forward representing Germany. He has helped a teammate on a goal 26 times in his career while scoring 46 goals. Havertz has 11,770 mins in 133 starts and has been given 14 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.35 G/90 during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Chelsea will be Edouard Mendy. Mendy (61-39-26 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 70 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 44.0% shutout rate. The goalie from Senegal has had 503 shots tried at him in 159 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.9 (135 goals given up) and he has a save % of 77.3. Mendy has seen the field for 14,278 minutes and has tallied 388 stops so far in his career.
When they last played, Brentford took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Leicester City. Brentford had a 61.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 385 out of their 439 passing attempts for a rate of 87.7%. Brentford landed 5 shots attempted out of the team's 15 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 32 goals and 20 assists in all competitions, Brentford averages 1.07 goals and 0.67 assists per 90 minutes.
Bryan Mbeumo should provide a spark for Brentford. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 131 matches so far in his career. The forward representing France has been on the field for 10,928 professional minutes while scoring 37 goals. He has totaled 16 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 24 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ivan Toney, the forward representing England. Toney has been handed 64 yellow card warnings in 20,123 mins (218 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.53. He has earned 118 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 36 times.
David Raya will be looking after the net for Brentford. Raya has racked up 57 shutouts while defending 814 shots tried against him in 19,620 mins in his career. He has earned a save % of 73.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.1%. He has conceded 1.06 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 104-57-57. During his professional soccer career, Raya has surrendered 232 goals and has 593 stops in 218 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brentford (+1288) and under the total goals
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