Watford vs Leicester City EPL Picks 12/4/2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
King Power Stadium
King Power Stadium is the venue where James Maddison and Leicester City (9-2-2, 2nd in EPL) will take on Watford (1-5-7, 20th in EPL) on Wednesday. The goalies expected to start are Ben Foster for Watford and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Watford are at at +764 while Leicester are at -247. The total is set at 2.75.
Watford comes into this match holding a mark of 1 victory, 5 draws, and 7 losses which is good for 20th in EPL. So far this season, they have scored a total of 8 goals which has them sitting at 20th in the league. Their goal differential is -18, which is good for 20th in the league. In terms of shots on target, they have a total of 42 which has them sitting at 16th in the league. As a team, Watford has a total of 129 fouls which means they have an average of 10.75 fouls per contest. They have a total of 8 points for 2019 and they are averaging a crowd of 20,571.
Will Hughes is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Hornets. The midfielder from England has participated in 222 contests in the time he's played soccer and has played a total of 16,252 mins. During that time, the 24-year-old has a total of 14 goals and has had an assist on 23 goals. He's earned a career average of 73.2 minutes per game. Hughes has started 189 contests and has a total of 318 fouls during that period. When discussing shots on target, Hughes has earned 59 which has him ranking 149th among active players and 71st among midfielders. Gerard Deulofeu is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Watford. The 25-year-old from Spain has a total of 51 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranking 49th when compared to active players in the EPL. He has played 13,201 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranking 37th among active forwards and averages 58.7 minutes per game which has him ranking 255th in the EPL. In his pro soccer career, he has produced 170 shots on target which has him ranking 32nd among active forwards.
The man looking after the net for the Hornets is Ben Foster from England. He is 36 years old and has played 35,913 mins defending the goal in his career. Foster has allowed an average of 1.41 goals per 90 minutes which has him sitting 22nd among active goalies in the Premier League. During his time playing professional soccer, he's surrendered 563 goals. His career save % is .714 which has him sitting 15th among active goalies.
Leicester City is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the current year they sit with 9 wins, 2 draws, and 2 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are currently ranked 1st in the league with +23. They currently have a total of 30 goals for this season. Leicester City has a save percentage as a team of .800 which has them 1st in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are averaging an attendance of 32,040 which is good for 11th in the league.
One of the guys to remember for the Foxes is James Maddison. The 22 year-old has drilled 33 balls into the goal in the time he's played professional soccer. He is sitting at 45th among active midfielders in assists with 24 and has totaled 90 shots on target. He has played 10,147 mins and holds an average of 71.0 minutes per appearance. Another one of the great players on this squad is Jamie Vardy. The forward from England has racked up 142 goals in his professional soccer career which puts him at 6th among active forwards. He also has a total of 265 fouls.
In goal for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has had a good career by surrendering only 1.12 goals per 90 mins and that places him 8th in the EPL. In the 42,404 minutes he's played as a goaltender in his career, he has surrendered 526 goals. His career save % is .727 which places him at 7th out of all goalies still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Watford (+764)
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