Norwich City vs Leicester City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 12/14/2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
King Power Stadium
James Maddison and Leicester City (12-2-2, 2nd in EPL) host Norwich City (3-2-11, 19th in EPL) at King Power Stadium on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The probable starting goalies are Tim Krul for Norwich City and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. The odds on this contest have Norwich City coming in at +1231 and Leicester are at -421. The over/under opens at 3.25.
Norwich City comes into this match with a record of 3 wins, 2 draws, and 11 defeats putting them at 19th in EPL. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 17 goals which has them ranked at 17th in the league. Their goal differential is -17, putting them at 18th in the league. When discussing shots on target, they have earned a total of 63 which has them ranked at 13th in the league. As a team, Norwich City currently has a total of 150 fouls which has them averaging 9.4 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 11 points for the 2019 season and they have an average crowd of 27,038.
Marco Stiepermann is one of the best players to watch for the Canaries. The midfielder from Germany has participated in 261 contests in his career and has totaled 18,230 mins. During that time, the 28-year-old has netted 30 goals and has assisted on 31 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 69.8 mins per appearance. Stiepermann has started 213 contests and has a total of 341 fouls over the course of that period. Concerning shots on target, Stiepermann has connected on 124 which has him ranked 83rd out of all players still active and 36th among midfielders. Teemu Pukki is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Norwich City. The 29-year-old from Finland has scored 126 goals in his career which has him ranked 10th when compared to all players still active in professional soccer. He has played 21,552 minutes in his career which has him ranked 18th among active forwards and holds an average of 66.5 mins per game which has him ranked 213th in professional soccer. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has totaled 319 shots on target which has him ranked 11th among active forwards.
The goalie for the Canaries is Tim Krul from the Netherlands. He has been on the field a total of 24,232 mins minding the net for his career. Krul has surrendered 1.48 goals per 90 mins which has him ranked 24th out of all active goalies in EPL. Over the course of his career, he's given up 398 goals. His career save % is .680 which has him ranked 24th among active professional goalies.
Leicester City will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 12 victories, 2 draws, and 2 losses. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 1st in the EPL with +29. They have compiled a total of 38 goals for this year. Leicester City has a team save % of .783 which has them sitting 1st in the EPL, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They are averaging an attendance of 32,018 which puts them at 11th in the EPL.
One of the stars for the Foxes is James Maddison. The 22 year-old has drilled 34 balls past the goalkeeper over the course of his pro soccer career. He is sitting at 44th among active midfielders in assists with 25 and has a total of 93 shots on target. He has played 10,507 mins and averages 71.5 mins per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad is Jamie Vardy. The forward from England has tallied 147 goals in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 6th among active forwards. He also has committed 268 fouls.
In net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has had a solid career by allowing only 1.11 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 8th in the league. In the 42,764 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he's given up 528 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .727 which has him ranked 7th out of all goalies still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Norwich City (+1231)
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