Norwich City vs Bournemouth Expert EPL Picks 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Teemu Pukki and Norwich City (2-0-6, 19th in the Premier League) head to Vitality Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Bournemouth (3-2-3, 10th in the Premier League). The probable starting goalies are Michael McGovern for Norwich City and Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth. The Canaries are at at +242 while the Cherries are at +107. The over/under opens at 3.
Norwich City comes into this match holding a record of 2 wins, 0 draws, and 6 defeats which is good for 19th in the Premier League. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 10 goals which ranks 11th in the league. Their goal differential is -11, which is good for 19th in the league. When looking at shots on target, they have earned a total of 34 which ranks 8th in the league. As a team, Norwich City currently has a total of 79 fouls which has them averaging 9.88 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 6 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 27,043.
Teemu Pukki is one of the best players for the Canaries. The forward from Finland has appeared in 315 games in the time he's played soccer and has played 20,748 minutes. During that time, the 29-year-old has racked up 124 goals and has assisted on 36 goals. For his career he is averaging 65.9 minutes per game. Pukki has started 227 games and has racked up 219 fouls during that period. Concerning shots on target, Pukki has earned 312 which puts him at 13th out of active players and 10th among forwards. Marco Stiepermann is another scorer to keep an eye on for the squad from Norwich City. The 28-year-old from Germany has scored 30 goals in his career which has him ranking 96th among active players in the EPL. He has played 17,927 mins in his career which has him ranking 46th among active midfielders and holds an average of 70.0 mins per game which has him ranking 182nd in the EPL. In his career, he has produced 123 shots on target which has him ranking 36th among active midfielders.
The man looking after the goal for the Canaries is Michael McGovern from Northern Ireland. He is 35 years old and has played 24,429 mins defending the net for his career. McGovern has given up 1.29 goals per 90 mins which has him placed 17th among active goalies in EPL. During his career, he has given up 349 goals. He holds a career save % of .686 which has him placed 21st out of all active professional goalies.
Bournemouth will be standing on the other sideline and for the season they have 3 victories, 2 draws, and 3 losses. In discussing goal differential, they are currently ranked 10th in the EPL with 0. They currently have a total of 13 goals for the year. Bournemouth has a team save % of .675 which has them sitting 12th in the EPL, which tells us chances to score may be scarce. They have an average attendance of 10,586 which is good for 20th in the EPL.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Cherries is Callum Wilson. The 27 year-old has driven 82 balls past the man in net in the time he has played soccer. He is placed at 33rd among active forwards in assists with 25 and has a total of 211 shots on target. He has played a total of 16,493 mins and holds an average of 77.8 mins per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad is Joshua King. The forward from Norway has tallied 50 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranking 33rd among active forwards. He also has a total of 280 fouls.
In net for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale who has had a rough career by surrendering 1.53 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 24th in the Premier League. In the 4,230 mins he's played in his career, he's allowed 72 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .478 which has him ranked 24th among active goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Bournemouth (+107)
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