Leicester City vs Bournemouth Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/12/2020
Game: Leicester City vs Bournemouth
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020
Location: Vitality Stadium in Kings Park, Boscombe
Odds/Point Spread: Foxes (-114) Cherries (+349)
Vitality Stadium is the venue where Wilfred Ndidi and Leicester City (17-8-9, 4th in EPL) will take on Bournemouth (7-6-20, 19th in EPL) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start are Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at -114 while the Cherries are at +349. The total opens at 2.5.
Leicester City steps onto the field with a record of 17 victories, 8 draws, and 9 defeats putting them at 4th in EPL. So far this season, they have converted a total of 62 goals which has them ranked at 4th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +32, putting them at 3rd in the EPL. Regarding shots on target, they have compiled a total of 160 which has them ranked at 5th in the EPL. As a team, Leicester City has obtained a total of 372 fouls which has them averaging 10.9 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 59 points for the 2020 season.
Wilfred Ndidi is one of the standout players to watch for the Foxes. The defender from Nigeria has competed in 177 games in the time he has played soccer and has totaled 15,160 minutes. Up to now, the 22-year-old has a total of 10 goals and has had an assist on 6 goals. He's earned a career average of 85.6 mins per game. Ndidi has been a starter in 169 games and has totaled 247 fouls over that period. In terms of shots on target, Ndidi has totaled 32 which has him ranked 212th when compared to active players and 48th among defenders. Jamie Vardy is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Leicester City. The 32-year-old from England has a total of 153 goals in his career which has him ranked 5th out of active players in the league. He has totaled 24,201 minutes in his career which has him ranked 13th among active forwards and has an average of 79.1 mins per appearance which has him ranked 93rd in the league. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has connected on 328 shots on target which has him ranked 10th among active forwards.
Looking after the goal for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel from Denmark. He has played a total of 44,384 mins protecting the goal for his career. Schmeichel has given up 1.12 goals per 90 mins for his career which has him ranked 9th out of all active goalies. Over the course of his career, he has given up 550 goals. His career save % is .726 which has him ranked 8th among active goalies.
Bournemouth is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the current year they sit with 7 wins, 6 draws, and 20 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 19th in the league with -27. They have a total of 31 goals for 2020. Bournemouth has a team save percentage of .667 which currently has them ranked 15th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic.
One of the scorers to remember for the Cherries is Joshua King. The 27 year-old has guided 53 balls into the back of the goal over the course of his pro soccer career. He sits at 39th among active forwards in assists with 22 and has connected on 161 shots on target. He has played 16,665 mins and is averaging 66.9 mins per appearance. Another one of the great players on this team is Callum Wilson. The forward from England has scored 85 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which puts him at 22nd among active forwards. He also has racked up 339 fouls.
In net for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale who has had a bad career by allowing 1.62 goals per 90 mins and that places him 31st in the league. In the 6,390 minutes he's played as a goaltender in his career, he's surrendered 115 goals. His career save percentage is .549 which has him ranked 31st out of all goalies still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Leicester City (-114) and over the total goals
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