Norwich City vs Burnley EPL Picks 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Teemu Pukki and Norwich City (2-0-3, 13th in the English Premier League) travel to Turf Moor on Saturday where they'll take on Burnley (1-2-2, 14th in the English Premier League). The probable starting goalies are Tim Krul for Norwich City and Nick Pope for Burnley. Burnley are at at +111 while the Canaries are priced at +252. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Norwich City comes into this match with a record of 2 wins, 0 draws, and 3 losses ranking them 13th in the English Premier League. So far this year, they have converted a total of 9 goals which ranks 5th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -3, ranking them 17th in the EPL. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 24 which ranks 6th in the EPL. As a team, Norwich City has a total of 45 fouls which has them averaging 9 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 6 points for this year and they are averaging a crowd of 27,042.
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Teemu Pukki is one of the best players for the Canaries. The forward from Finland has appeared in 313 games in his professional soccer career and has played 20,568 mins. Over the course of that time, the 29-year-old has netted 124 goals and has had an assist on 36 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 65.7 minutes per appearance. Pukki has been a starter in 225 games and has totaled 216 fouls in that time. When discussing shots on target, Pukki has a total of 309 which ranks him 13th among active players and 10th among forwards. Marco Stiepermann is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Norwich City. The 28-year-old from Germany has connected on 30 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranking 94th among active players in professional soccer. He has played a total of 17,786 minutes in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranking 46th among active midfielders and is averaging 70.0 mins per game which has him ranking 183rd in professional soccer. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has connected on 123 shots on target which has him ranking 35th among active midfielders.
The goaltender for the Canaries is Tim Krul from the Netherlands. He is 31 years old and has played 23,422 mins in net in his career. Krul has allowed 1.47 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 20th among active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he has allowed 383 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .680 which ranks him 20th out of all active goalies.
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Burnley will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they sit with 1 victory, 2 draws, and 2 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 9th in the EPL with -1. They have a total of 6 goals for this season. Burnley has a team save percentage of .750 which has them sitting 5th in the EPL, which tells us they are a tough team to score against. They have an average attendance of 20,773 which puts them at 18th in the EPL.
One of the guys to watch for the Clarets is Ashley Barnes. The 29 year-old has guided 93 balls past the goaltender in his professional soccer career. He is 38th among active forwards in assists with 22 and has totaled 251 shots on target. He has played 23,457 minutes and is averaging 64.6 minutes per appearance. Another solid player on this team is Mason Mount. The midfielder from England has connected on 20 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranking 65th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 71 fouls.
In goal for the Clarets is Nick Pope who has played well in his career by giving up only 0.98 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 5th in the Premier League. In the 11,619 minutes he has been on the field in his career, he has surrendered 126 goals. He's earned a career save % of .766 which places him at 2nd among active goalies in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Norwich City (+252)
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