Watford vs Brentford Prediction, 4/16/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Watford vs Brentford
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Vicarage Road in Hertfordshire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Watford (+170) Brentford (+165)
Joshua King and Watford (6-4-21, 19th in the EPL) play Brentford (10-6-16, 13th in the EPL) at Vicarage Road on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Ben Foster for Watford and David Raya for Brentford. Watford are at +170 while the Bees are priced at +165. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Watford took the field against Leeds United in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-0. In regard to passing, they earned a 73.4% received passes percentage by converting 295 of the 402 pass attempts in their last game. Watford attempted 50 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 22 of those attempts for a percentage of 44.0%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Watford wrapped this game up at a 12.5% rate by hitting 1 shot on target of 8 total shots. Watford has an average of 0.94 goals per 90 min (29 goals in total) and have accounted for 23 assists in all games for this campaign.
Joshua King is a player who should impact this matchup for Watford. He has 26 assists while tallying 16 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. King has started 219 games during his pro soccer career and has 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Norway has recorded 59 goals in 19,700 professional minutes.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Emmanuel Dennis, the forward representing Nigeria. Dennis has totaled 8,795 mins during 104 starting assignments and has been given a total of 29 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 12 times in his career and he has scored 34 goals. He averages 0.35 G/90 during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Watford is Ben Foster. Foster (140-135-192 mark in his career) has accounted for 116 clean sheets, which gives him a 24.7% clean sheet rate. The keeper from England has had 2,187 shots attempted at him in 470 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.4 (655 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 70.9. Foster has seen the field for a total of 42,123 minutes and has earned 1,546 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last outing, Brentford got the victory with a final of 2-0 against West Ham United. They finished the contest by converting 429 out of their 493 passes they attempted for a rate of 87.0%. Brentford had a 16.7% successful dribble rate by completing 2 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Brentford connected on 7 shots attempted out of the team's 16 shots attempted which had them at a 43.8% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 38 goals and 25 assists in all their matches, Brentford averages 1.19 goals and 0.78 assists per 90 minutes.
Bryan Mbeumo will need to provide a spark for Brentford. The forward from France has totaled 11,089 minutes while earning 38 goals. He has accumulated 16 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times. He currently averages 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 133 matches so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Ivan Toney, the forward representing England. Toney has been given a total of 64 yellow card cautions in 20,303 mins (220 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.53. He has totaled 119 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 38 times.
David Raya will look after the goal for Brentford. During his professional soccer career, Raya has surrendered 233 goals and has tallied 601 saves in 220 starts. He has surrendered 1.06 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 106-57-57. He is the owner of a save % of 73.4 and his clean sheet rate is 26.4%. Raya has recorded 58 clean sheets while he has seen 823 shots attempted against him in 19,800 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Brentford (+165) and under the total goals
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