Burnley vs Manchester City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 3/14/2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Etihad Stadium is the venue where David Silva and Manchester City (18-3-7, 2nd in EPL) will take on Burnley (11-6-12, 10th in EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers expected to start are Nick Pope for Burnley and Ederson for Manchester City. The line on this contest has Burnley priced at +2297 and Man City are priced at -712. The O/U is set at 3.5.
Burnley comes into this matchup with a record of 11 victories, 6 draws, and 12 losses which is good for 10th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 33 goals which is 13th in the league. Their goal differential is -6, which is good for 10th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they have compiled a total of 96 which is 15th in the league. As a team, Burnley has earned a total of 323 fouls which means they are averaging 11.1 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 39 points for the year and they have an average crowd of 20,260.
Dwight McNeil is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Clarets. The midfielder from England has competed in 50 games over the course of his career and has played a total of 4,133 mins. Up to now, the 19-year-old has racked up 5 goals and has assisted on 10 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 82.7 minutes per appearance. McNeil has started 48 games and has committed 36 fouls over the course of that time. In respect to shots on target, McNeil has earned 16 which places him at 257th when compared to active players and 109th among midfielders. Ashley Westwood is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Burnley. The 29-year-old from England has connected on 23 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranking 129th among all players still active in the EPL. He has played a total of 29,566 mins over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranking 11th among active midfielders and is averaging 81.4 minutes per appearance which has him ranking 69th in the EPL. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has connected on 77 shots on target which has him ranking 63rd among active midfielders.
The man looking after the net for the Clarets is Nick Pope from England. He has totaled 13,599 minutes in goal in his career. Pope has given up 1.05 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him placed 7th out of all active goalies. For his career, he's allowed 158 goals. He holds a career save % of .747 which has him placed 4th among active professional goalies.
Manchester City is the team standing on the sideline and for the year they sit with 18 wins, 3 draws, and 7 losses. In discussing goal differential, they currently sit 2nd in the league with +37. They currently have a total of 68 goals for the year. Manchester City F.C. has a save % as a team of .663 which has them sitting 16th in the league, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They have an average crowd of 54,219 which is good for 5th in the league.
One of the guys to remember for the Citizens is David Silva. The 33 year-old has fired 87 balls into the back of the goal over the course of his pro soccer career. He ranks 2nd among active midfielders in assists with 115 and has totaled 295 shots on target. He has totaled 38,070 minutes and is averaging 77.9 minutes per appearance. Another dangerous player on this squad is Kevin De Bruyne. The midfielder from Belgium has scored 69 goals in his professional soccer career which places him at 11th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 221 fouls.
In net for the Citizens is Ederson who has had a solid career by surrendering only 0.80 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 2nd in professional soccer. In the 15,272 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he's allowed 135 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .709 which has him sitting 18th out of all goalkeepers still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Burnley (+2297)
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