Everton vs Chelsea Prediction, 5/1/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs Chelsea
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (+449) Chelsea (-162)
Timo Werner and Chelsea (19-8-5, 3rd in the EPL) are headed to Goodison Park on Sunday where they'll meet Everton (8-5-19, 18th in the EPL). The starting goaltenders will be Jordan Pickford for Everton and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at -162 while the Toffees are priced at +449. The total is set at 2.5.
Everton took the field against Liverpool in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 62.4% received passes rate by converting 106 of the 170 passing attempts in their last outing. Everton attempted 23 dribbles in this match and were successful in 10 of the attempts for a percentage of 43.5%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Everton ended this match at a 11.1% rate by putting 1 shot on target out of 9 total shots. Everton is averaging 1.03 goals per 90 (33 goals in total) and are sitting with 23 assists in all competitions this year.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Everton. Calvert-Lewin has been in the starting lineup in 126 contests so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from England has 48 goals scored in 11,774 minutes. He has 10 assists while accumulating 26 yellow cards in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Richarlison, the forward representing Brazil. He has helped on a goal 17 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 54 goals. Richarlison has totaled 16,236 mins in 188 starts and has been handed a total of 36 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Everton is Jordan Pickford. Pickford has seen the pitch for a total of 28,794 minutes and has earned 953 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.4 (452 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 68.4. The goalkeeper from England has seen 1,390 shots attempted against him in 322 career starting assignments. Pickford (101-80-139 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 87 shutouts, which gives him a 27.0% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, Chelsea walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against West Ham United. Chelsea had a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 641 out of their 701 passes they tried for a rate of 91.4%. Chelsea converted 4 shots attempted out of 25 shots attempted giving them a 16.0% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 66 goals and 44 assists in all their contests, Chelsea has an average of 2.06 goals and 1.37 assists per 90 minutes.
Timo Werner should be able to be counted on for Chelsea. The forward representing Germany has been on the pitch for 19,306 mins while scoring 102 goals. He has totaled 15 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 45 times. He scores 0.48 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 218 games in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kai Havertz, the forward born in Germany. Havertz has earned himself a total of 14 yellow cards in 12,011 minutes (136 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has collected 47 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 26 different times.
Edouard Mendy will be residing in front of the net for Chelsea. In his career, Mendy has conceded 143 goals while earning 393 stops in 163 starts. He has conceded 0.88 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 63-39-28. He has a save % of 76.5 and his shutout rate sits at 44.2%. Mendy has totaled 72 clean sheets and has defended 515 shots against him in 14,638 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Everton (+449)
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