Manchester United vs Burnley EPL Picks 12/28/2019
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Turf Moor is the venue where Ashley Barnes and Burnley (7-3-8, 10th in EPL) will play Manchester United (6-7-5, 8th in EPL) on Saturday. The goalies expected to start are David de Gea for Manchester United and Nick Pope for Burnley. Burnley are at at +260 while Manchester United are at +100. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Manchester United comes into this match with a mark of 6 wins, 7 draws, and 5 defeats ranking them 8th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 24 goals which ranks them 8th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, ranking them 7th in the league. In connection with shots on target, they currently have a total of 102 which ranks them 4th in the league. As a group, Manchester United has compiled a total of 193 fouls which has them averaging 10.7 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 25 points for the year and they are averaging an attendance of 72,358.
Anthony Martial is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Red Devils. The forward from France has appeared in 177 games in the time he's played soccer and has totaled 10,980 mins. Over the course of that time, the 23-year-old has netted 49 goals and has assisted on 24 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 62.0 mins per game. Martial has been a starter in 123 games and has a total of 187 fouls during that period. Regarding shots on target, Martial has totaled 126 which ranks him 82nd when compared to active players and 46th among forwards. Marcus Rashford is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Manchester United. The 21-year-old from England has tallied 37 goals in the time he's played soccer which ranks him 74th when compared to active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 8,301 mins in the time he's played soccer which ranks him 62nd among active forwards and has an average of 64.3 minutes per appearance which ranks him 226th in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has earned 112 shots on target which ranks him 50th among active forwards.
The man looking after the goal for the Red Devils is David de Gea from Spain. He has racked up 31,483 mins minding the net for his career. De Gea has surrendered an average of 1.09 goals per 90 mins which puts him at 7th out of all active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he's allowed 381 goals. His career save % is .729 which puts him at 6th among active goalies.
Burnley will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 7 victories, 3 draws, and 8 losses. Concerning goal differential, they are ranked 13th in the league with -6. They currently have a total of 22 goals for 2019. Burnley has a team save percentage of .623 which has them 17th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have an average crowd of 20,317 putting them at 19th in the league.
One of the scorers to remember for the Clarets is Ashley Barnes. The 29 year-old has put 95 balls into the goal in the time he's played soccer. He is placed at 38th among active forwards in assists with 22 and has a total of 255 shots on target. He has totaled 24,274 mins and averages 64.9 minutes per game. Another dangerous player on this squad is Chris Wood. The forward from New Zealand has tallied 114 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him sitting in 12th among active forwards. He also has racked up 302 fouls.
In goal for the Clarets is Nick Pope who has had a good career by giving up only 1.04 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 6th in the league. In the 12,789 mins he's played in his career, he's given up 148 goals. His career save percentage is .748 which places him at 3rd out of all goalies still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Manchester United (+100)
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