Leicester City vs Manchester City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 12/21/2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Jamie Vardy and Leicester City (12-3-2, 2nd in EPL) travel to Etihad Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Manchester City (11-2-4, 3rd in EPL). The goalies expected to start are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Ederson for Manchester City. Leicester are at at +636 while Man City are priced at -235. The over/under has been set at 3.25.
Leicester City comes into this match holding a record of 12 victories, 3 draws, and 2 defeats which puts them at 2nd in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 38 goals which has them at 3rd in the EPL. Their goal differential is +29, which puts them at 1st in the EPL. When it comes to shots on target, they currently have a total of 91 which has them at 5th in the EPL. As a team, Leicester City currently has a total of 180 fouls which means they have an average of 10.6 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 39 points for the 2019 season and they have an average crowd of 32,027.
Jamie Vardy is a top player to watch for the Foxes. The forward from England has taken part in 292 games in his career and has played a total of 23,058 minutes. During that time, the 32-year-old has scored 147 goals and has assisted on 46 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 79.0 minutes per game. Vardy has been a starter in 266 games and has a total of 269 fouls in the process. In terms of shots on target, Vardy has earned 321 which ranks him 13th out of all players still active and 10th among forwards. James Maddison is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Leicester City. The 22-year-old from England has netted 34 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which puts him at 86th among all players still active in soccer. He has played 10,597 mins over the course of his professional soccer career which puts him at 79th among active midfielders and has an average of 71.6 minutes per game which puts him at 170th in soccer. In his career, he has earned 93 shots on target which puts him at 50th among active midfielders.
Protecting the net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel from Denmark. He has played 42,854 minutes protecting the net for his career. Schmeichel has surrendered 1.11 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 8th among active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he has surrendered 529 goals. His career save % is .727 which has him placed 7th out of all active professional goalies.
Manchester City will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they sit with 11 victories, 2 draws, and 4 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the league with +28. They have earned a total of 47 goals for this year. Manchester City F.C. has a team save % of .678 which has them sitting 12th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have an average crowd of 54,364 which is good for 5th in the league.
One of the guys to remember for the Citizens is Kevin De Bruyne. The 28 year-old has put 68 balls into the back of the goal in the time he's played professional soccer. He ranks 1st among active midfielders in assists with 114 and has 258 shots on target. He has played a total of 24,184 minutes and holds an average of 77.0 minutes per game. Another player to watch out for on this squad is Raheem Sterling. The forward from England has racked up 75 goals in his career which is 24th among active forwards. He also has totaled 285 fouls.
In net for the Citizens is Ederson who has played well in his career by allowing only 0.79 goals per 90 mins and that has him 2nd in pro soccer. In the 14,631 minutes he has played as a goaltender in his career, he has surrendered 129 goals. His career save % is .715 which has him ranked 12th out of all goalkeepers still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Leicester City (+636)
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