Southampton vs Chelsea Prediction, 4/9/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+363) Chelsea (-123)
Che Adams and Southampton (8-12-10, 12th in the EPL) host Chelsea (17-8-4, 3rd in the EPL) at St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalies are Fraser Forster for Southampton and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. Southampton are at +363 while the Pensioners are at -123. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Southampton faced off with Leeds United in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 76.6% passes received rate by completing 258 of the 337 passing attempts last game. Southampton attempted 30 dribbles in this contest and completed 12 of the tries for a percentage of 40.0%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Southampton walked away from the pitch at a 35.7% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 14 shots. Southampton averages 1.17 goals per 90 min (35 total goals) and are sitting with 22 assists in all games this year.
Che Adams is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Southampton. Adams has been a starter in 183 matchups so far in his career and he has earned 0.35 G/90. The forward representing England has earned 65 goals in 16,523 professional minutes. He has accounted for 21 assists while tallying 16 yellow card cautions in his career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Adam Armstrong, the forward who represents England. He has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 87 goals. Armstrong has 19,361 minutes during 216 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 11 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.40 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Southampton is Fraser Forster. Forster has played for a total of 30,744 minutes and has accumulated 949 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.9 (299 goals given up) and his save % is 76.8. The keeper hailing from England has had 1,242 shots attempted at him in 344 starting assignments. Forster (211-57-73 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 156 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 45.3% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Chelsea went home defeated by a final of 4-1 against Brentford. Chelsea finished with a 47.1% successful dribble rate by completing 8 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by completing 606 out of their 682 passes they tried earning a rate of 88.9%. Chelsea connected on 8 shots attempted out of their 21 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 38.1% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 57 goals and 41 assists for all their games, Chelsea has an average of 1.97 goals and 1.41 assists per 90 min.
Kai Havertz should be someone to watch for Chelsea. He is averaging 0.35 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 134 contests in his career. The forward hailing from Germany has been on the pitch for 11,860 mins and he has scored 46 goals. He has collected 14 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 26 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Romelu Lukaku, the forward who is from Belgium. Lukaku has been handed 29 yellow card cautions in 31,180 minutes played (342 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.57. He has scored 197 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 60 different times.
Edouard Mendy will be looking after the net for Chelsea. So far in his career, Mendy has allowed 139 goals and has earned 390 stops in 160 starts. He has surrendered 0.87 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 61-39-27. He is the owner of a save percentage of 76.8 and his clean sheet rate is 43.8%. Mendy has accumulated 70 clean sheets and has defended 509 shots attempted against him in 14,368 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chelsea (-123) and under the total goals
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