Fulham vs Southampton Prediction, 12/31/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fulham vs Southampton
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Location: Craven Cottage in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Fulham (+111) Southampton (+255)
Fulham (5-4-6) hosts Southampton (3-3-9) at Craven Cottage on Sunday. The Cottagers are priced at +111 while Southampton are at +255. The total is 2.5. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Bernd Leno for Fulham and Gavin Bazunu for Southampton.
Fulham has tallied 60 SVs and also have a save percentage of 73.3 this season. Their difference in goals is currently at -2 with the help of 24 goals tallied and 26 goals conceded. So far this season, this club is sitting with an average of 1.27 points per fixture (19 points) and also rank 10th in soccer with 14 assists. The Cottagers have a rank of 9th for goals expected having 19.6, and the team's xGA are sitting at 27.3. Fulham has amassed 36 yellow card warnings on the campaign and also 1 red card. Fulham F.C. has allowed 26 goals while conceding 1.73 goals per 90 min, and opponents have earned 86 shots on target on them. They have a total of 3 shut outs, which puts them at a rate of 20.0 on the campaign.
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The Saints are averaging 0.8 points per fixture while recording 11 assists. The Saints have compliled a shut out % of 6.7 on the season and also 24 yellow cards. Southampton sits at 17th in regard to goals against having 27, and the team's difference in goals is at -14. For the year, the Saints have a save % of 57.8 (64 shots on target against), and have a ranking of 19th in EPL with 12 points. This team's goals against per 90 is currently at 1.80 in addition to 38 saves, and they have tallied 1 clean sheet. Southampton has recorded 13 goals and the team's goals expected over the course of the season is at 14.7.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Fulham is Bernd Leno. Leno has defended the goal for a total of 36,245 mins and has tallied 1,142 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.25 (505 total goals given up) and he has a save % of .700. The keeper born in Germany has had 1,631 shots tried against him in 403 starts. Leno (180-101-121 record during his soccer career) has recorded 118 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 29.3% shutout percentage.
Gavin Bazunu will reside in front of the goal for Southampton. He has conceded 1.51 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 26-26-36. Bazunu has 21 shutouts while defending 387 shots against him in 7,920 mins throughout his career. During his professional soccer career, Bazunu has conceded 133 goals while earning 258 stops in 88 starts. He sports a save percentage of .667 and his shutout rate is currently 23.9%.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is a player who can create chances for Fulham. He has 39 assists while accumulating 62 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. The forward born in Serbia has totaled 167 goals scored in 25,257 professional minutes. Mitrovic has been in the starting lineup in 277 matches so far in his career and accounts for 0.60 goals per 90 minutes.
Southampton features a difference maker in Che Adams, who is known to give defenses fits. He has 16 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times. The forward representing Scotland has totaled 17,895 mins and has earned 69 goals. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 198 games during his pro soccer career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Fulham (+111)
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