Watford vs Leeds United Prediction, 4/9/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Watford vs Leeds United
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Vicarage Road in Hertfordshire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Watford (+161) Leeds United (+154)
Jack Harrison and Leeds United (7-9-15, 16th in the EPL) travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday where they'll meet Watford (6-4-20, 18th in the EPL). The starting goalkeepers will be Ben Foster for Watford and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. The moneyline on this matchup has Watford priced at +161 and the Whites are priced at +154. The total has been set at 2.75.
Watford stepped onto the pitch against Liverpool in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 75.2% received passes rate by completing 185 of the 246 targeted passes in their last game. Watford attempted 24 dribbles in this game and were successful in 13 of those tries for a percentage of 54.2%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Watford walked away from the pitch at a 40.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 5 total shots. Watford averages 0.97 goals per 90 minutes (29 total goals) and have earned 23 assists in all games for the season.
Emmanuel Dennis is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Watford. Dennis has been given a starting assignment in 104 games in his career and he scores 0.35 G/90. The forward from Nigeria has recorded 34 goals in 8,743 minutes. He has 12 assists while earning 29 yellow cards in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Joshua King, the forward who is from Norway. King has played 19,690 mins in 219 starting assignments and has been handed 16 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 26 times so far in his career while he has scored 59 total goals. He is averaging 0.27 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Watford will be Ben Foster. Foster has seen the field for a total of 42,033 minutes and is sitting with 1,545 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.4 (652 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 71.0. The goalie from England has faced 2,183 shots attempted at him in 469 career starts. Foster (140-135-191 record in his career) has 116 shutouts, which leaves him with a 24.7% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Leeds United weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Southampton. Leeds United had a 33.3% successful dribble rate by converting 4 of the 12 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 368 out of their 475 pass attempts for a percentage of 77.5%. Leeds United landed 3 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 35 goals and 22 assists in all their matches, Leeds United averages 1.13 goals and 0.71 assists per 90.
Jack Harrison should be able to be counted on for Leeds United. He scores 0.22 goals per 90 minutes and has started 186 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from England has been on the field for 15,564 minutes and has scored 38 goals. He has totaled 11 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times. You should also keep an eye on Raphinha, the forward born in Brazil. Raphinha has earned himself 20 yellow card warnings in 8,661 mins played (98 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.28. He has totaled 27 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 times.
Illan Meslier will be looking after the net for Leeds United. Meslier has 30 clean sheets while he has seen 380 shots tried against him in 9,324 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of 70.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.8%. He has surrendered 1.51 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 43-24-37. In his career, Meslier has allowed 156 goals and has accounted for 268 saves in 104 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Watford (+161)
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