Manchester United vs Manchester City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 12/7/2019
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City (9-2-3, 3rd in EPL) host Manchester United (4-6-4, 9th in EPL) at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The goalkeepers expected to start are David de Gea for Manchester United and Ederson for Manchester City. The odds on this game have Manchester United priced at +650 and Man City are priced at -278. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Manchester United steps onto the field with a record of 4 wins, 6 draws, and 4 defeats putting them at 9th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 19 goals which is good for 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, putting them at 5th in the league. When looking at shots on target, they have earned a total of 72 which is good for 6th in the league. As a unit, Manchester United has obtained a total of 153 fouls which means they are averaging 10.9 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 18 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging an attendance of 73,520.
Anthony Martial is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Red Devils. The forward from France has played in 174 games in his career and has played a total of 10,726 minutes. Up to now, the 23-year-old has connected on 48 goals and has assisted on 24 goals. He's earned a career average of 61.6 minutes per appearance. Martial has started 120 games and has committed 185 fouls over the course of that time. In terms of shots on target, Martial has totaled 123 which ranks him 83rd when compared to active players and 46th among forwards. Marcus Rashford is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Manchester United. The 21-year-old from England has netted 34 goals over the course of his career which has him ranking 84th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 7,941 minutes over the course of his career which has him ranking 64th among active forwards and averages 63.5 mins per game which has him ranking 226th in the Premier League. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has produced 102 shots on target which has him ranking 52nd among active forwards.
The goalie for the Red Devils is David de Gea from Spain. He has played 31,123 mins protecting the goal for his career. De Gea has surrendered 1.09 goals per 90 minutes which places him at 7th out of all active goalies. Over the course of his career, he has allowed 376 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .729 which places him at 6th among active goalies.
Manchester City will be the team across the field and for the 2019 season they sit with 9 wins, 2 draws, and 3 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are sitting 2nd in the league with +23. They currently have a total of 39 goals for the season. Manchester City F.C. has a save % as a team of .673 which has them ranked 14th in the league, which tells us they are a tough team to score against. They have an average crowd of 54,359 ranking them 5th in the league.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Citizens is Kevin De Bruyne. The 28 year-old has drilled 66 balls into the goal in the time he's played soccer. He sits at 1st among active midfielders in assists with 113 and has totaled 252 shots on target. He has played 23,924 minutes and holds an average of 76.9 mins per appearance. Another one of the great players on this team is Raheem Sterling. The forward from England has racked up 74 goals over the course of his career which has him sitting in 24th among active forwards. He also has committed 283 fouls.
In goal for the Citizens is Ederson who has had a solid career by surrendering only 0.79 goals per 90 mins and that has him 2nd in the Premier League. In the 14,361 minutes he's played as a goaltender in his career, he's given up 126 goals. He has a career save percentage of .716 which ranks him 12th out of all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Manchester United (+650)
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