Everton vs Manchester United EPL Point Spread Picks 12/15/2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Marcus Rashford and Manchester United (6-6-4, 5th in EPL) play Everton (5-2-9, 14th in EPL) at Old Trafford on Sunday, December 15, 2019. The expected starting goalkeepers are Jordan Pickford for Everton and David de Gea for Manchester United. Manchester United are at at -141 while Everton are priced at +434. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Everton steps onto the field with a record of 5 victories, 2 draws, and 9 defeats which is good for 14th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 18 goals which has them at 13th in the league. Their goal differential is -9, which is good for 16th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they have a total of 75 which has them at 7th in the league. As a group, Everton has collected a total of 194 fouls which means they have an average of 12.1 fouls per contest. They have a total of 17 points for this year and they are averaging an attendance of 39,204.
Gylfi Sigurðsson is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Toffees. The midfielder from Iceland has appeared in 361 games in his career and has totaled 26,132 minutes. During that time, the 29-year-old has netted 91 goals and has assisted on 54 goals. He's earned a career average of 72.4 mins per appearance. Sigurðsson has started 289 games and has a total of 242 fouls in the process. In the matter of shots on target, Sigurðsson has 345 which puts him at 9th among active players and 1st among midfielders. Richarlison is another player to watch out for on the squad from Everton. The 22-year-old from Brazil has netted 33 goals in his career which has him ranking 90th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played 9,614 mins in his career which has him ranking 54th among active forwards and averages 73.4 minutes per appearance which has him ranking 156th in the Premier League. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has a total of 93 shots on target which has him ranking 54th among active forwards.
The man in net for the Toffees is Jordan Pickford from England. He has played 21,372 minutes protecting the goal over the course of his career. Pickford has given up 1.40 goals per 90 mins which places him at 22nd out of all active goalies in EPL. For his career, he has given up 333 goals. His career save % is .685 which places him at 23rd among active goalies.
Manchester United will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 6 wins, 6 draws, and 4 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are currently sitting 6th in the league with +6. They have compiled a total of 23 goals for 2019. Manchester United has a team save % of .712 which has them 8th in the league, which tells us chances to score may be limited. They are averaging an attendance of 73,486 which is good for 1st in the league.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Red Devils is Marcus Rashford. The 21 year-old has fired 37 balls past the goalkeeper in the time he's played professional soccer. He ranks 49th among active forwards in assists with 18 and has totaled 107 shots on target. He has played a total of 8,121 mins and is averaging 63.9 minutes per game. Another solid player on this squad is Anthony Martial. The forward from France has scored 49 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him sitting in 37th among active forwards. He also has a total of 187 fouls.
In goal for the Red Devils is David de Gea who has had a solid career by surrendering only 1.09 goals per 90 mins and that places him 7th in professional soccer. In the 31,303 minutes he has been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he has surrendered 378 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .729 which has him ranked 6th among all goalies still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Everton (+434)
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