Leicester City vs Southampton EPL Picks & Predictions 10/25/2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
St. Mary's Stadium
Danny Ings and Southampton (2-2-5, 17th in the Premier League) play Leicester City (5-2-2, 3rd in the Premier League) at St. Mary's Stadium on Friday, October 25, 2019. The goalies expected to start are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Angus Gunn for Southampton. The odds on this matchup have Leicester City coming in at +140 and Southampton are at +210. The total has been set at 2.5.
Leicester City comes into this matchup with a record of 5 victories, 2 draws, and 2 defeats which puts them at 3rd in the Premier League. So far this year, they have scored a total of 15 goals which has them sitting at 5th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +8, which puts them at 3rd in the EPL. With reference to shots on target, they have compiled a total of 0 which has them sitting at 15th in the EPL. As a group, Leicester City has racked up a total of 30 fouls which has them averaging 10.56 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 17 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 32,006.
Jamie Vardy is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Foxes. The forward from England has played in 284 games over the course of his pro soccer career and has played 22,338 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 32-year-old has netted 137 goals and has had an assist on 44 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 78.7 mins per appearance. Vardy has been a starter in 258 games and has a total of 262 fouls over the course of that time. In respect to shots on target, Vardy has a total of 301 which ranks him 15th among active players and 12th among forwards. James Maddison is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Leicester City. The 22-year-old from England has tallied 31 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him sitting in 93rd among all players still active in soccer. He has played a total of 9,877 minutes over the course of his pro soccer career which has him sitting in 80th among active midfielders and averages 70.6 mins per appearance which has him sitting in 178th in soccer. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has a total of 87 shots on target which has him sitting in 53rd among active midfielders.
In goal for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel from Denmark. He is 32 years old and has racked up 42,134 mins defending the goal in his career. Schmeichel has conceded an average of 1.12 goals per 90 minutes which puts him at 8th among active goalies in the Premier League. During his time playing professional soccer, he has given up 526 goals. He has a career save percentage of .726 which puts him at 7th among active goalies.
Southampton will be on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 2 victories, 2 draws, and 5 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are currently sitting 17th in the league with -7. They have a total of 9 goals for the season. Southampton has a save percentage as a team of .600 which currently has them ranked 18th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have an average attendance of 30,963 which is good for 13th in the league.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Saints is Danny Ings. The 27 year-old has fired 59 balls into the back of the goal in the time he's played professional soccer. He is ranked 49th among active forwards in assists with 18 and has totaled 194 shots on target. He has played 13,791 minutes and is averaging 70.4 minutes per appearance. Another one of the great players on this team is James Ward-Prowse. The midfielder from England has tallied 18 goals in his career which has him ranking 68th among active midfielders. He also has committed 141 fouls.
In net for the Saints is Angus Gunn who has had a rough career by giving up 1.40 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 21st in the Premier League. In the 6,030 mins he's played in his career, he's allowed 94 goals. He holds a career save % of .678 which places him at 23rd out of all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Leicester City (+140)
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