Arsenal vs Leicester City EPL Picks 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
King Power Stadium
James Maddison and Leicester City (7-2-2, 3rd in EPL) play Arsenal (4-5-2, 5th in EPL) at King Power Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The goalies expected to start are Bernd Leno for Arsenal and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at +132 while Arsenal are at +195. The total opens at 3.
Arsenal comes into this matchup with a mark of 4 wins, 5 draws, and 2 losses which is good for 5th in EPL. So far this year, they have earned a total of 16 goals which is 5th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +1, which is good for 7th in the EPL. In discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 52 which is 6th in the EPL. As a group, Arsenal currently has a total of 116 fouls which means they have an average of 10.55 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 17 points for this year and they are averaging a crowd of 60,322.
Alexandre Lacazette is a great player to watch for the Gunners. The forward from France has appeared in 276 games in his career and has totaled 19,971 minutes. During that period of time, the 28-year-old has a total of 129 goals and has had an assist on 34 goals. He's earned a career average of 72.4 minutes per appearance. Lacazette has been a starter in 228 games and has committed 407 fouls over that period. With regard to shots on target, Lacazette has connected on 298 which ranks him 17th when compared to active players and 13th among forwards. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Arsenal. The 30-year-old from Gabon has scored 179 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which places him at 4th among active players in soccer. He has played a total of 25,175 minutes in the time he's played professional soccer which places him at 10th among active forwards and has an average of 77.7 minutes per game which places him at 110th in soccer. In his career, he has connected on 468 shots on target which places him at 3rd among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Gunners is Bernd Leno from Germany. He is 27 years old and has racked up 29,925 mins defending the net over the course of his career. Leno has surrendered 1.24 goals per 90 mins for his career which ranks him 15th among active goalies in EPL. During his career, he's given up 411 goals. His career save percentage is .694 which ranks him 19th out of all active professional goalies.
Leicester City will be the team across the field and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 7 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses. When discussing goal differential, they rank 2nd in the league with +19. They have a total of 26 goals for the year. Leicester City has a team save percentage of .795 which has them 1st in the league, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce. They are averaging a crowd of 32,006 which is good for 11th in the league.
One of the scorers to keep an eye on for the Foxes is James Maddison. The 22 year-old has put 32 balls into the back of the net in his professional soccer career. He is placed at 45th among active midfielders in assists with 24 and has earned 88 shots on target. He has played 10,057 minutes and holds an average of 70.8 mins per appearance. Another one of the great players on this team is Jamie Vardy. The forward from England has a total of 141 goals in the time he has played soccer which places him at 7th among active forwards. He also has racked up 264 fouls.
In goal for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has had a good career by surrendering only 1.12 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 8th in the EPL. In the 42,314 mins he has been on the field over the course of his career, he has given up 526 goals. He has a career save percentage of .727 which has him sitting 7th out of all active goalkeepers in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arsenal (+195)
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