Wolverhampton vs Southampton Prediction, 1/15/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wolverhampton vs Southampton
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Molineux Stadium in West Midlands, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverhampton (+112) Southampton (+269)
Joao Moutinho and Wolverhampton (8-4-7, 8th in the EPL) host Southampton (4-9-6, 14th in the EPL) at Molineux Stadium on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Jose Sa for Wolverhampton and Fraser Forster for Southampton. Southampton are at at +269 while the Wolves are at +112. The total opens at 2.5.
Wolverhampton stepped onto the pitch against Manchester United in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. Wolverhampton attempted 25 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 13 of the attempts for a rate of 52.0%. In regard to passing, they had a 84.3% passes received percentage by completing 408 out of their 484 targeted passes in their last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Wolverhampton ended this match at a 31.6% clip by hitting 6 shots on target of 19 total shots. Wolverhampton is averaging 0.68 goals per 90 (13 goals in total) and have racked up 8 assists in all matches for the season.
Joao Moutinho is a player who should impact this matchup for Wolverhampton. He has accounted for 81 assists while tallying 78 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Moutinho has been a starter in 493 outings during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.08 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Portugal has recorded 38 goals in 43,768 minutes played.
Another guy who should impact this match is Raul Jimenez, the forward representing Mexico. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times during his soccer career while scoring 85 goals. Jimenez has played 17,587 mins during 190 starts and has been handed a total of 26 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.43 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Wolverhampton is Jose Sa. Sa (88-22-17 record in his career) has earned 64 clean sheets, which gives him a 50.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from Portugal has seen 164 shots attempted at him in 128 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.7 (45 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 75.0. Sa has seen the pitch for a total of 11,475 mins and has tallied 123 stops in his career.
The last time they took the field, Southampton earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Tottenham. They wrapped up this outing by converting 217 of the 293 passing attempts for a rate of 74.1%. Southampton earned a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 4 of the 8 dribbles they pursued. Southampton had 2 shots attempted out of their 9 shots attempted giving them a 22.2% rate in their last game. Having tallied 19 goals and 11 assists in all their contests, Southampton averages 1.00 goal and 0.58 assists per 90 min.
Che Adams should provide solid play for Southampton. The forward from England has been on the field for 15,658 professional minutes and has scored 61 goals. He has earned 16 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 174 outings during his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Adam Armstrong, the forward representing England. Armstrong has earned himself a total of 11 yellow cards in 19,316 minutes played (216 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.41. He has totaled 87 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 30 different times.
Fraser Forster will be looking after the goal for Southampton. Forster has accumulated 154 clean sheets and has defended 1,198 shots attempted against him in 29,754 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 77.3 and his clean sheet rate is 46.2%. He has given up 0.85 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 207-54-69. In his career, Forster has allowed 282 goals and has tallied 920 saves in 333 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Southampton (+269)
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