Leeds United vs Southampton Prediction, 4/2/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leeds United vs Southampton
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Elland Road in Leeds, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Leeds United (+159) Southampton (+153)
Adam Armstrong and Southampton (8-11-10, 11th in the EPL) travel to Elland Road on Saturday where they'll take on Leeds United (7-8-15, 16th in the EPL). The starting goalies are Illan Meslier for Leeds United and Fraser Forster for Southampton. Southampton are at at +153 while the Whites are priced at +159. The O/U opens at 3.
Leeds United took the field against Wolverhampton in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 3-2. Leeds United attempted 18 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 85.5% received passes percentage by connecting on 377 out of their 441 pass attempts in their last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Leeds United wrapped this game up at a 33.3% rate by putting 5 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Leeds United averages 1.13 g/90 (34 goals in total) and have 22 assists in all games this year.
Raphinha is a player who should be able to impact this game for Leeds United. Raphinha has been given a starting assignment in 97 games thus far in his career and accounts for 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Brazil has tallied 27 goals in 8,571 minutes played. He has totaled 18 assists while tallying 20 yellow cards in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Jack Harrison, the forward representing England. Harrison has totaled 15,474 minutes in 185 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 11 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 29 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 37 total goals. He currently averages 0.22 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Leeds United will be Illan Meslier. Meslier has seen the field for 9,234 mins and is sitting with 264 saves during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.5 (155 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 70.7. The goalkeeper hailing from France has faced 375 shots attempted against him in 103 career starting assignments. Meslier (43-23-37 record in his career) has recorded 30 shutouts, which gives him a 29.1% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the field, Southampton took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Watford. They finished the match by connecting on 419 of the 512 pass attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. Southampton finished the match with a 47.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Southampton landed 6 shots tried out of 14 shots tried giving them a 42.9% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 34 goals and 22 assists for all their games, Southampton is averaging 1.17 goals and 0.76 assists per 90 minutes.
Adam Armstrong will need to provide a spark for Southampton. The forward hailing from England has been on the field for 19,361 mins while scoring 87 goals. He has collected 11 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 216 games during his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Che Adams, the forward representing England. He has collected 65 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 21 different times. Adams has earned himself 16 yellow card cautions in 16,437 minutes played (182 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.36.
Fraser Forster will be residing in front of the net for Southampton. During his career, Forster has given up 298 goals while earning 947 stops in 343 starts. He has allowed 0.87 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 211-56-73. He sports a save percentage of 76.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 45.5%. Forster has racked up 156 clean sheets and has defended 1,239 shots tried against him in 30,654 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leeds United (+159)
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