Burnley vs Leicester City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
King Power Stadium
Ashley Barnes and Burnley (3-3-2, 7th in the Premier League) are headed to King Power Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Leicester City (4-2-2, 4th in the Premier League). The goalkeepers expected to start are Nick Pope for Burnley and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. The line on this game has Burnley coming in at +478 and Leicester are at -151. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Burnley comes into this match holding a record of 3 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses ranking them 7th in the Premier League. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 11 goals which is good for 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +2, ranking them 6th in the league. In the matter of shots on target, they have earned a total of 28 which is good for 15th in the league. As a group, Burnley has racked up a total of 77 fouls which means they have an average of 9.63 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 12 points for 2019 and they have an average attendance of 20,477.
Ashley Barnes is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Clarets. The forward from Austria has participated in 365 games over the course of his pro soccer career and has played 23,619 minutes. During that period of time, the 29-year-old has netted 93 goals and has assisted on 22 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 64.7 minutes per appearance. Barnes has been a starter in 261 games and has committed 515 fouls in that time. With reference to shots on target, Barnes has produced 252 which is 28th among active players and 19th among forwards. Ashley Westwood is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Burnley. The 29-year-old from England has tallied 21 goals in his career which ranks him 129th among all players still active in the EPL. He has played a total of 27,856 mins in his career which ranks him 12th among active midfielders and averages 81.0 mins per appearance which ranks him 75th in the EPL. In his professional soccer career, he has earned 74 shots on target which ranks him 63rd among active midfielders.
In net for the Clarets is Nick Pope from England. He is 27 years old and has totaled 11,889 minutes defending the goal over the course of his career. Pope has allowed an average of 0.97 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 5th among active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has given up 128 goals. He has a career save % of .765 which ranks him 2nd out of all active goalies.
Leicester City will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the 2019 season they sit with 4 victories, 2 draws, and 2 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 3rd in the league with +7. They have compiled a total of 13 goals for the year. Leicester City has a save % as a team of .759 which has them sitting 3rd in the league, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They have an average attendance of 31,981 ranking them 11th in the league.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Foxes is Jamie Vardy. The 32 year-old has fired 136 balls past the goaltender in the time he has played soccer. He is 14th among active forwards in assists with 44 and has connected on 300 shots on target. He has played a total of 22,158 minutes and averages 78.6 mins per appearance. Another name to know on this squad is Wilfred Ndidi. The defender from Nigeria has tallied 10 goals in the time he has played soccer which puts him at 43rd among active defenders. He also has racked up 210 fouls.
In net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has played well in his career by giving up only 1.12 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 8th in the league. In the 42,044 minutes he's played over the course of his career, he has surrendered 525 goals. His career save % is .726 which has him sitting 7th out of active goalies in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Burnley (+478)
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