Manchester City vs Arsenal EPL Picks & Predictions 12/15/2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Raheem Sterling and Manchester City (10-2-4, 3rd in EPL) go to Emirates Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Arsenal (5-7-4, 9th in EPL). The expected starting goalies are Ederson for Manchester City and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Man City are at at -148 while Arsenal are at +375. The over/under is set at 3.25.
Manchester City comes into this match with a record of 10 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses putting them at 3rd in EPL. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 44 goals which has them at 1st in the league. Their goal differential is +25, putting them at 3rd in the league. In terms of shots on target, they have earned a total of 112 which has them at 1st in the league. As a group, Manchester City F.C. has compiled a total of 144 fouls which means they are averaging 9 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 32 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 54,364.
Raheem Sterling is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Citizens. The forward from England has participated in 241 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has totaled 18,147 mins. Over the course of that time, the 24-year-old has connected on 74 goals and has assisted on 45 goals. He has a career average of 75.3 mins per game. Sterling has been a starter in 204 games and has a total of 283 fouls in the process. When looking at shots on target, Sterling has totaled 204 which has him sitting in 40th among active players and 24th among forwards. Kevin De Bruyne is another player to watch out for on the squad from Manchester City. The 28-year-old from Belgium has a total of 66 goals in the time he's played soccer which ranks him 38th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 24,094 minutes in the time he's played soccer which ranks him 25th among active midfielders and holds an average of 77.0 mins per game which ranks him 117th in the Premier League. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has produced 254 shots on target which ranks him 10th among active midfielders.
The man looking after the net for the Citizens is Ederson from Brazil. He has played a total of 14,541 minutes defending the goal over the course of his career. Ederson has conceded an average of 0.80 goals per 90 minutes which has him ranking 2nd out of all active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he's allowed 129 goals. He has a career save percentage of .715 which has him ranking 12th among active goalies.
Arsenal is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they sit with 5 wins, 7 draws, and 4 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they currently sit 9th in the league with 0. They currently have a total of 24 goals for the season. Arsenal has a save percentage as a team of .742 which has them sitting 3rd in the league, meaning chances to score may be limited. They are averaging a crowd of 60,299 which puts them at 2nd in the league.
One of the best players for the Gunners is Alexandre Lacazette. The 28 year-old has driven 132 balls into the net in the time he's played soccer. He sits at 22nd among active forwards in assists with 34 and has a total of 303 shots on target. He has totaled 20,318 minutes and averages 72.6 mins per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this team is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The forward from Gabon has netted 182 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which places him at 4th among active forwards. He also has racked up 258 fouls.
In net for the Gunners is Bernd Leno who has had an marginal career by giving up 1.24 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 17th in the league. In the 30,375 mins he's been on the field in his career, he's given up 420 goals. He holds a career save % of .695 which has him ranking 21st among active goalies in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Manchester City (-148)
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