Manchester United vs Arsenal EPL Picks & Predictions 1/1/2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Alexandre Lacazette and Arsenal (5-9-6, 12th in EPL) host Manchester United (8-7-5, 5th in EPL) at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The goalies expected to start are David de Gea for Manchester United and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. The odds on this game have Manchester United coming in at +191 and Arsenal are at +133. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Manchester United steps onto the field with a record of 8 victories, 7 draws, and 5 defeats putting them at 5th in EPL. So far this year, they have scored a total of 30 goals which puts them at 6th in the league. Their goal differential is +9, putting them at 4th in the league. Regarding shots on target, they have earned a total of 108 which puts them at 4th in the league. As a group, Manchester United has earned a total of 213 fouls which means they have an average of 10.7 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 31 points for the 2019 season and they have an average crowd of 72,442.
Marcus Rashford is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Red Devils. The forward from England has competed in 131 games in his career and has played 8,454 mins. Up to now, the 21-year-old has connected on 39 goals and has assisted on 18 goals. For his career he is averaging 64.5 minutes per appearance. Rashford has been a starter in 90 games and has a total of 81 fouls in the process. In terms of shots on target, Rashford has totaled 110 which is 97th among all players still active and 52nd among forwards. Anthony Martial is another scorer to keep an eye on for the squad from Manchester United. The 23-year-old from France has racked up 52 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him sitting in 48th out of all players still active in the league. He has played 11,136 minutes in the time he's played professional soccer which has him sitting in 47th among active forwards and holds an average of 62.2 minutes per game which has him sitting in 236th in the league. In his pro soccer career, he has connected on 129 shots on target which has him sitting in 44th among active forwards.
Looking after the net for the Red Devils is David de Gea from Spain. He has totaled 31,663 minutes minding the goal over the course of his career. De Gea has given up an average of 1.09 goals per 90 mins which has him ranking 7th among active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he's given up 382 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .728 which has him ranking 6th among active goalies.
Arsenal is the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 5 victories, 9 draws, and 6 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they are sitting 9th in the league with -4. They currently have a total of 26 goals for this year. Arsenal has a team save percentage of .714 which is good for 7th in the league, which tells us scoring opportunities may be scarce. They are averaging an attendance of 60,273 putting them at 2nd in the league.
One of the best players for the Gunners is Alexandre Lacazette. The 28 year-old has delivered 132 balls into the back of the goal over the course of his career. He is placed at 22nd among active forwards in assists with 34 and has connected on 303 shots on target. He has played 20,510 minutes and averages 72.5 mins per appearance. Another one of the great players on this team is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The forward from Gabon has netted 184 goals over the course of his career which places him at 4th among active forwards. He also has racked up 260 fouls.
In goal for the Gunners is Bernd Leno who has had an average career by surrendering 1.25 goals per 90 mins and that places him 17th in the Premier League. In the 30,735 minutes he has been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he's given up 426 goals. He has a career save % of .694 which has him ranked 22nd out of all active goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Manchester United (+191)
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