Everton vs Manchester City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 1/1/2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Raheem Sterling and Manchester City (13-2-5, 3rd in EPL) play Everton (7-4-9, 10th in EPL) at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The probable starting goaltenders are Jordan Pickford for Everton and Ederson for Manchester City. Man City are at at -455 while Everton are priced at +1000. The over/under is set at 3.75.
Everton comes into the game with a record of 7 victories, 4 draws, and 9 defeats ranking them 10th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 21 goals which is good for 13th in the league. Their goal differential is -7, ranking them 12th in the league. When talking about shots on target, they have compiled a total of 88 which is good for 7th in the league. As a team, Everton currently has a total of 244 fouls which has them averaging 12.2 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 25 points for the 2019 season and they have an average crowd of 39,215.
Gylfi Sigurðsson is one of the best players for the Toffees. The midfielder from Iceland has taken part in 364 games in the time he has played soccer and has played 26,402 mins. During that time, the 29-year-old has racked up 91 goals and has assisted on 54 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 72.5 mins per game. Sigurðsson has started 292 games and has committed 248 fouls during that period. Regarding shots on target, Sigurðsson has a total of 344 which places him at 9th out of all players still active and 1st among midfielders. Richarlison is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Everton. The 22-year-old from Brazil has a total of 33 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 91st when compared to active players in professional soccer. He has played a total of 9,970 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 54th among active forwards and holds an average of 73.9 minutes per appearance which has him sitting in 153rd in professional soccer. Over the course of his career, he has earned 94 shots on target which has him sitting in 54th among active forwards.
The man protecting the net for the Toffees is Jordan Pickford from England. He has racked up 21,732 mins protecting the goal in his career. Pickford has conceded 1.39 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 22nd out of all active goalies in EPL. During his career, he's given up 335 goals. His career save percentage is .687 which ranks him 23rd out of all active goalies.
Manchester City will be the team across the field and for the season they have 13 wins, 2 draws, and 5 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 2nd in the league with +31. They currently have a total of 54 goals for this year. Manchester City F.C. has a save percentage as a team of .662 which has them ranked 12th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have an average crowd of 54,384 which is good for 5th in the league.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Citizens is Raheem Sterling. The 24 year-old has delivered 77 balls past the goaltender in his career. He sits at 15th among active forwards in assists with 45 and has totaled 207 shots on target. He has played 18,504 mins and holds an average of 75.5 minutes per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad is Kevin De Bruyne. The midfielder from Belgium has netted 68 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which ranks him 11th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 214 fouls.
In net for the Citizens is Ederson who has played well in his career by giving up only 0.79 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 2nd in the EPL. In the 14,732 mins he's been on the field in his career, he has allowed 130 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .714 which puts him at 13th among all goalkeepers still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Everton (+1000)
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