Norwich City vs West Ham United Prediction, 5/8/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Norwich City vs West Ham United
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Carrow Road in Norfolk, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Norwich City (+350) West Ham United (-137)
Tomas Soucek and West Ham United (15-7-13, 7th in the EPL) go to Carrow Road on Sunday where they'll take on Norwich City (5-6-23, 20th in the EPL). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Tim Krul for Norwich City and Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United. West Ham United are at at -137 while the Canaries are priced at +350. The total opens at 2.75.
Norwich city stepped onto the pitch against Aston Villa in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-0. In the passing game, they ended up with a 86.7% passes received percentage by connecting on 424 of the 489 pass targets last match. Norwich city attempted 14 dribbles in this outing and converted 5 of the tries for a rate of 35.7%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Norwich city finished the game at a 30.0% rate by hitting 3 SoT out of 10 total shots. Norwich city has an average of 0.59 goals per 90 min (20 goals in total) and have accumulated 15 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Kenny McLean is a guy who can be a difference maker for Norwich City. McLean has had a starting assignment in 342 matchups in his career and tallies 0.13 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Scotland has 46 goals in 30,853 professional minutes played. He has totaled 29 assists while earning 41 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Teemu Pukki, the forward representing Finland. He has helped on a goal 44 times so far in his career while he has scored 165 goals. Pukki has been on the pitch for 29,316 minutes in 325 career starts and has been given a total of 24 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.51 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Norwich City will be Tim Krul. Krul (137-77-138 record in his career) has accumulated 98 shutouts, which has earned him a 27.8% shutout rate. The goalie from Netherlands has had 1,599 shots tried against him in 353 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.5 (515 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 68.8. Krul has defended the goal for a total of 31,831 minutes and has accumulated 1,097 stops during his soccer career.
The last time they took the field, West Ham United took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Arsenal. West Ham United ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 2 out of the 4 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 519 out of their 586 pass attempts for a percentage of 88.6%. West Ham United had 3 shots attempted out of 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 37.5% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 51 goals and 42 assists in all competitions, West Ham United averages 1.46 goals and 1.20 assists per 90.
Tomas Soucek should provide a lift for West Ham United. The midfielder who is from Czech Republic has earned 18,248 minutes while he has scored 49 goals. He has totaled 30 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 6 times. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 and has started 203 outings thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Michail Antonio, the forward representing England. He has earned 95 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 62 different times. Antonio has been given a total of 43 yellow card warnings in 28,856 mins played (328 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.30.
Lukasz Fabianski will look after the goal for West Ham United. Fabianski has 103 shutouts while seeing 1,583 shots against him in 32,596 career mins. He sports a save percentage of 71.0 and his clean sheet rate is 28.3%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 150-76-137. So far in his career, Fabianski has allowed 480 goals and has earned 1,116 stops in 364 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take West Ham United (-137)
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