Liverpool vs Leicester City EPL Game Picks 12/26/2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019
King Power Stadium
Mohamed Salah and Liverpool (16-1-0, 1st in EPL) are headed to King Power Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet Leicester City (12-3-3, 2nd in EPL). The goalies expected to start are Alisson for Liverpool and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at +223 while Liverpool are at +123. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Liverpool steps onto the field with a mark of 16 victories, 1 draw, and 0 defeats which is good for 1st in EPL. So far this season, they have scored a total of 40 goals which has them sitting at 2nd in the league. Their goal differential is +28, which is good for 2nd in the league. Regarding shots on target, they have compiled a total of 108 which has them sitting at 3rd in the league. As a team, Liverpool has compiled a total of 149 fouls which has them averaging 8.8 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 49 points for the year and they have an average crowd of 53,073.
Mohamed Salah is a great player to watch for the Reds. The midfielder from Egypt has competed in 229 games in his professional soccer career and has played a total of 16,592 mins. During that time, the 27-year-old has scored 109 goals and has had an assist on 50 goals. He's earned a career average of 72.5 mins per appearance. Salah has been a starter in 186 games and has totaled 114 fouls over the course of that time. When it comes to shots on target, Salah has earned 270 which has him ranking 25th among all players still active and 8th among midfielders. Sadio Mané is another player to watch out for on the squad from Liverpool. The 27-year-old from Senegal has tallied 107 goals over the course of his career which has him sitting in 16th among active players in the EPL. He has played a total of 19,671 mins over the course of his career which has him sitting in 42nd among active midfielders and is averaging 76.5 minutes per game which has him sitting in 122nd in the EPL. In his pro soccer career, he has a total of 251 shots on target which has him sitting in 11th among active midfielders.
In goal for the Reds is Alisson from Brazil. He has played a total of 10,840 mins protecting the goal for his career. Alisson has given up an average of 0.46 goals per 90 minutes which ranks him 1st among active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he has allowed 55 goals. He has a career save % of .763 which ranks him 2nd among active goalies.
Leicester City is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the campaign they have 12 wins, 3 draws, and 3 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 3rd in the league with +27. They have earned a total of 39 goals for the 2019 season. Leicester City has a save percentage as a team of .770 which currently has them ranked 1st in the league, which means they are a tough team to score against. They are averaging an attendance of 32,027 ranking them 11th in the league.
One of the players to watch for the Foxes is James Maddison. The 22 year-old has put 34 balls into the goal over the course of his career. He is 44th among active midfielders in assists with 25 and has 94 shots on target. He has played a total of 10,687 mins and holds an average of 71.7 minutes per game. Another player to watch out for on this squad is Jamie Vardy. The forward from England has connected on 148 goals in his career which is 6th among active forwards. He also has committed 269 fouls.
In net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has had a good career by allowing only 1.11 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 8th in pro soccer. In the 42,944 minutes he's played as a goaltender in his career, he has allowed 532 goals. He has a career save % of .727 which ranks him 7th out of all active goalkeepers in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Leicester City (+223)
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