Sheffield United vs Manchester City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 12/29/2019
Sunday, December 29, 2019
David McGoldrick and Sheffield United (7-7-4, 5th in EPL) are headed to Etihad Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Manchester City (12-2-4, 3rd in EPL). The probable starting goaltenders are Dean Henderson for Sheffield United and Ederson for Manchester City. United are at at +1398 while Man City are priced at -667. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Sheffield United steps onto the field holding a mark of 7 victories, 7 draws, and 4 defeats which is good for 5th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 20 goals which has them sitting at 12th in the league. Their goal differential is +6, which is good for 5th in the league. When discussing shots on target, they have compiled a total of 63 which has them sitting at 16th in the league. As a team, Sheffield United has a total of 201 fouls which has them averaging 11.2 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 28 points for the season and they are averaging a crowd of 30,863.
David McGoldrick is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Blades. The forward from Ireland has appeared in 398 games in the time he's played professional soccer and has played a total of 27,425 mins. Up to now, the 31-year-old has tallied 100 goals and has had an assist on 29 goals. He's earned a career average of 68.9 minutes per game. McGoldrick has been a starter in 305 games and has committed 413 fouls over that period. In the matter of shots on target, McGoldrick has 407 which has him ranking 5th when compared to active players and 5th among forwards. John Lundstram is another player to watch out for on the team from Sheffield United. The 25-year-old from England has racked up 12 goals in his career which has him sitting in 186th out of active players in the EPL. He has totaled 15,842 mins in his career which has him sitting in 57th among active midfielders and has an average of 75.8 minutes per game which has him sitting in 132nd in the EPL. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has produced 50 shots on target which has him sitting in 85th among active midfielders.
Looking after the goal for the Blades is Dean Henderson from England. He has been on the field a total of 9,720 mins protecting the net in his career. Henderson has given up an average of 0.85 goals per 90 mins which has him ranked 3rd out of all active goalies in EPL. During his career, he has surrendered 92 goals. He has a career save % of .769 which has him ranked 1st among active professional goalies.
Manchester City will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 12 wins, 2 draws, and 4 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the league with +30. They currently have a total of 50 goals for the season. Manchester City F.C. has a team save percentage of .672 which has them 13th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have an average crowd of 54,370 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 past the goalie in his career. He is placed at 1st among active midfielders in assists with 115 and has 260 shots on target. He has played a total of 24,274 mins and averages 77.1 minutes per game. Another player to watch out for on this squad is Raheem Sterling. The forward from England has scored 75 goals in his career which has him ranking 24th among active forwards. He also has totaled 288 fouls.
In goal for the Citizens is Ederson who has had a solid career by surrendering only 0.79 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 2nd in pro soccer. In the 14,721 minutes he's played over the course of his career, he's given up 130 goals. His career save percentage is .714 which ranks him 12th among all goalkeepers still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+1398)
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