Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester City F.C. Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sergio Agüero and Manchester City (2-1-0, 2nd in the English Premier League) play Brighton & Hove Albion (1-1-1, 8th in the English Premier League) at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The goalkeepers expected to start are Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion and Ederson for Manchester City. Albion are at at +3024 while Man City are priced at -935. The O/U opens at 3.5.
Brighton & Hove Albion comes into this game with a record of 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss ranking them 8th in the English Premier League. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 3 goals which has them sitting at 12th in the EPL. This means that if they are going to get away with the victory in this match, they are going to need to play really tough. Their goal differential is +1, ranking them 5th in the EPL. Brighton & Hove Albion will look to make sure they are sharing the ball as they have earned a total of 2 assists which has them sitting at 11th in the EPL. With regard to shots on target, they have earned a total of 10 which has them sitting at 11th in the EPL. As a team, Brighton & Hove Albion has racked up a total of 31 fouls which has them averaging 10.33 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 4 points for this year and they have an average attendance of 30,239.
Glenn Murray is one of the players to watch for the Seagulls. The forward from England has played in 480 games over the course of his pro soccer career and has played a total of 32,888 mins. During that period of time, the 35-year-old has netted 188 goals and has had an assist on 39 goals. He's earned a career average of 68.5 mins per game. Murray has started 480 games and has a total of 881 fouls over the course of that period. When discussing shots on target, Murray has 465 which ranks him 3rd when compared to active players and 3rd among forwards. Pascal Groß is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Brighton & Hove Albion. The 28-year-old from Germany has a total of 30 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which is 92nd among all players still active in the Premier League. He has played 19,738 mins in the time he's played professional soccer which is 35th among active midfielders and is averaging 77.7 mins per appearance which is 104th in the Premier League. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has a total of 124 shots on target which is 34th among active midfielders.
Looking after the net for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan from Australia. He is 27 years old and has been on the field a total of 22,320 minutes in net for his career. Ryan has conceded 1.13 goals per 90 mins which has him sitting 8th among active goalies in English Premier League. During his career, he has given up 279 goals. He has a career save percentage of .721 which has him sitting 8th out of all active goalies. For the Seagulls to leave with points, Ryan will look to be solid in net.
Manchester City comes into this game holding a record of 2 victories, 1 draw, and 0 losses putting them at 2nd in the English Premier League. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 10 goals which has them at 1st in the league. This means that if are going to walk away with a victory, they will want to put some goals in the back of the net. Their goal differential is +7, putting them at 1st in the league. Manchester City will look to share the ball with their teammates to get the opposition out of place because they have a total of 9 assists which has them at 1st in the league. In terms of shots on target, they have a total of 24 which has them at 1st in the league. As a unit, Manchester City F.C. has obtained a total of 40 fouls which means they have an average of 13.33 fouls per contest. They have a total of 7 points for the 2019 season and they have an average attendance of 54,503.
Sergio Agüero is one of the best players to watch for the Citizens. The forward from Argentina has appeared in 417 games in his career and has played a total of 31,098 minutes. In that time, the 31-year-old has scored 243 goals and has assisted on 69 goals. For his career he is averaging 74.6 mins per appearance. Agüero has started 417 games and has totaled 402 fouls in the process. With reference to shots on target, Agüero has a total of 612 which has him ranked 1st out of active players and 1st among forwards. Raheem Sterling is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Manchester City. The 24-year-old from England has connected on 71 goals in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 34th among active players in professional soccer. He has played 17,103 mins in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 28th among active forwards and averages 74.7 minutes per appearance which puts him at 147th in professional soccer. In his professional soccer career, he has a total of 195 shots on target which puts him at 24th among active forwards.
In net for the Citizens is Ederson from Brazil. He is 25 years old and has played 13,461 mins defending the net for his career. Ederson has conceded 0.78 goals per 90 mins which has him sitting 2nd among active goalies in English Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has given up 116 goals. His career save percentage is .718 which has him sitting 10th among active professional goalies. For the Citizens to get the victory, Ederson is going to have to be good in goal.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brighton & Hove Albion (+3024)
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