Sheffield United vs Norwich City EPL Point Spread Picks 12/8/2019
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Teemu Pukki and Norwich City (3-2-9, 19th in EPL) host Sheffield United (4-7-3, 7th in EPL) at Carrow Road on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The expected starting goalkeepers are Dean Henderson for Sheffield United and Tim Krul for Norwich City. The Canaries are at at +198 while United are at +143. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Sheffield United comes into this match with a record of 4 victories, 7 draws, and 3 losses which puts them at 7th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 15 goals which is good for 14th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, which puts them at 6th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 49 which is good for 17th in the league. As a unit, Sheffield United has racked up a total of 158 fouls which means they are averaging 11.3 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 19 points for this season and they have an average crowd of 30,995.
David McGoldrick is one of the best players to watch for the Blades. The forward from Ireland has appeared in 394 contests over the course of his career and has totaled 27,144 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 31-year-old has scored 100 goals and has had an assist on 28 goals. For his career he is averaging 68.9 mins per game. McGoldrick has been a starter in 302 contests and has a total of 411 fouls in that time. In discussing shots on target, McGoldrick has connected on 405 which puts him at 5th among all players still active and 5th among forwards. John Fleck is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Sheffield United. The 27-year-old from Scotland has scored 20 goals in his career which is 138th among active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 27,773 mins in his career which is 8th among active forwards and has an average of 78.9 minutes per game which is 97th in the Premier League. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has totaled 173 shots on target which is 32nd among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Blades is Dean Henderson from England. He has played 9,360 mins protecting the net for his career. Henderson has allowed an average of 0.86 goals per 90 minutes which puts him at 3rd out of all active goalies. For his career, he's surrendered 89 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .771 which puts him at 1st among active goalies.
Norwich City is the team standing on the sideline and for the year they have 3 wins, 2 draws, and 9 defeats. Concerning goal differential, they are currently sitting 18th in the EPL with -15. They currently have a total of 15 goals for the 2019 season. Norwich City has a team save percentage of .659 which is good for 16th in the EPL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have an average crowd of 27,060 putting them at 16th in the EPL.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Canaries is Teemu Pukki. The 29 year-old has guided 125 balls into the net in his career. He sits at 19th among active forwards in assists with 37 and has connected on 317 shots on target. He has played 21,372 minutes and is averaging 66.4 mins per game. Another solid player on this team is Marco Stiepermann. The midfielder from Germany has connected on 30 goals in his professional soccer career which has him ranked 42nd among active midfielders. He also has a total of 340 fouls.
In goal for the Canaries is Tim Krul who has had a tough career by giving up 1.47 goals per 90 mins and that places him 23rd in the Premier League. In the 24,052 mins he has been on the field in his career, he has given up 394 goals. His career save percentage is .681 which places him at 23rd among active goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+143)
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