Southampton vs Leeds United Prediction, 8/13/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Leeds United
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (+125) Leeds United (+220)
St. Mary's Stadium is where Leeds United (9-11-18 last season) will meet Southampton (9-13-16 last year) on Saturday. Southampton open at +125 and Leeds United are at +220. Southampton open at +125 and Leeds United are at +220. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Illan Meslier for Leeds United.
Southampton conceded 67 goals while surrendering 1.76 G/90, and their opponents accounted for 180 SoT on them. They had 8 shut outs, which put them at a percentage of 21.1 over the course of last year. Southampton earned 65 yellow cards for the previous season and 2 red cards. The Saints had a rank of 11th in the category of xG with 46.8, and the xGA were sitting at 58.6. Last season, the squad held an average of 1.05 pts/match (40 pts) and had a ranking of 15th in soccer with 26 assists. Their difference in goals was sitting at -24 with the help of 43 goals earned and 67 goals relinquished. Southampton recorded 116 saves and they also earned a save rate of 63.9 in the prior season.
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The Whites finished with an average of 1.0 pts per match while sitting with 26 assists and 3 red cards. Leeds United sat with a clean sheet % of 13.2 during the previous year as well as 101 yellow card warnings. Leeds United had a rank of 17th for goals surrendered with 79, and their goal differential sat at -37. Last season, Leeds had a save % of 66.2 (219 shots on target against), and sat at 17th in the league with 38 points. Their goals against/90 min sat at 2.08 with 143 saves, and they earned 5 clean sheets. Leeds United recorded 42 goals and this team's xG for the previous season sat at 47.2.
The man who will defend the goal for Southampton will be Alex McCarthy. McCarthy (84-77-104 record in his career) has accumulated 63 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from England has had 1,253 shots attempted against him in 264 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.47 (389 goals given up) and he has a save % of .699. McCarthy has defended the goal for 23,780 minutes and has accumulated 876 saves so far in his career.
Illan Meslier will look after the net for Leeds United. Meslier has racked up 32 clean sheets and has defended 417 shots against him in 9,954 career minutes. He holds a save % of .705 and his clean sheet rate is currently 28.8%. He has allowed 1.51 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 45-26-40. So far in his career, Meslier has allowed 167 goals and has accumulated 294 saves in 111 starting assignments.
Che Adams is a member of the team who can be a force in the game for Southampton. He has accounted for 21 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card cautions so far in his career. The forward hailing from Scotland has recorded 65 goals in 16,829 minutes played. Adams has started 186 games thus far in his career and accounts for 0.35 goals per 90 minutes.
Leeds United has a guy in Patrick Bamford, who gets under the skin of opposing sides. The forward hailing from England has 18,260 mins while scoring 99 goals. He sports an average of 0.49 G/90 and has started 208 outings in his pro soccer career. He has accumulated 23 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 20 times.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Southampton (+125)
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