Southampton vs Norwich City Prediction, 2/25/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southampton vs Norwich City
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Location: St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Southampton (-150) Norwich City (+375)
St. Mary's Stadium is the site where Che Adams and Southampton (7-11-7, 10th in the EPL) will play Norwich City (4-5-16, 20th in the EPL) on Friday. The starting goaltenders will be Fraser Forster for Southampton and Tim Krul for Norwich City. The moneyline on this matchup has Southampton priced at -150 and the Canaries are priced at +375. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Southampton stepped onto the pitch against Everton in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. Southampton attempted 25 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 14 of those attempts for a percentage of 56.0%. In the passing game, they earned a 84.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 422 of the 501 targeted passes in their last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Southampton finished the game at a 57.9% rate by putting 11 shots on target of 19 total shots. Southampton sports an average of 1.20 goals per 90 min (30 total goals) and have accumulated 21 assists in all competitions this year.
Che Adams is a player who can be a difference maker for Southampton. Adams has been given a starting assignment in 178 outings in his career and scores 0.36 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from England has totaled 64 goals in 16,085 minutes played. He has accounted for 20 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card cautions in his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Adam Armstrong, the forward hailing from England. Armstrong has been on the field for 19,343 minutes in 216 starts and has been given 11 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times so far in his career while scoring 87 goals. He sports an average of 0.40 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Southampton is Fraser Forster. Forster (210-56-70 record in his career) has 155 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 45.7% shutout rate. The goalie hailing from England has seen 1,221 shots attempted at him in 339 career starts. His GA/90 is 0.9 (290 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 77.1. Forster has defended the goal for 30,294 minutes and has accumulated 937 stops so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Norwich city took a loss by a final score of 3-1 against Liverpool. They wrapped up this outing by completing 231 out of their 291 attempted passes earning a rate of 79.4%. Norwich city had a 75.0% successful dribble rate by converting 9 of the 12 dribbles they tried. Norwich city converted 1 shot on goal out of 7 shots attempted which gave them a 14.3% clip in their last outing. With 13 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, Norwich city averages 0.52 goals and 0.40 assists per 90 min.
Kenny McLean should provide a spark for Norwich City. The midfielder representing Scotland has earned 30,152 mins and has scored 45 goals. He has 40 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times. He sports an average of 0.13 goals per 90 and has started 334 matches during his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Teemu Pukki, the forward born in Finland. He has tallied 161 goals in his career while helping on a goal 42 times. Pukki has been handed a total of 23 yellow card cautions in 28,508 mins (316 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.51.
Tim Krul will be residing in front of the goal for Norwich City. In his career, Krul has allowed 499 goals and has accounted for 1,066 stops in 345 starts. He has conceded 1.44 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 136-76-132. He holds a save percentage of 68.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.8%. Krul has totaled 96 clean sheets while seeing 1,553 shots against him in 31,111 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Southampton (-150)
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