Everton vs Manchester City Prediction, 12/28/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs Manchester City
Date: Monday, December 28, 2020
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (-116) Manchester City (-833)
Goodison Park is the venue where James Rodriguez and Everton (8-2-4, 4th in the EPL) will take on Manchester City (6-5-2, 7th in the EPL) on Monday. The expected starting goalies will be Jordan Pickford for Everton and Ederson for Manchester City. Everton are at -116 while the Citizens are priced at -833. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Everton stepped onto the pitch against Arsenal in their last game and took home the win by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they finished with a 84.8% received passes percentage by connecting on 351 of the 414 pass attempts in their last game. Everton tried 15 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 11 of the dribbles for a percentage of 73.3%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Everton walked away from the pitch at a 22.2% clip by putting 2 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Everton is averaging 1.71 g/90 (24 goals in total) and have accounted for 16 assists in all matches this year.
James Rodriguez is a guy who should impact this matchup for Everton. He has 84 assists while accumulating 21 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Rodriguez has been given a starting assignment in 185 outings in his career and he accounts for 0.45 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Colombia has 80 goals scored in 16,170 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the forward representing England. Calvert-Lewin has been on the field for 9,140 mins in 96 starting assignments and has been given 23 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 9 times in his career while scoring 40 goals. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Everton will be Jordan Pickford. Pickford has seen the field for a total of 24,432 minutes and has earned 804 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.39 (378 goals conceded) and his save % is .686. The goalkeeper hailing from England has had 1,169 shots sent his way in 273 starting assignments. Pickford (86-72-113 mark during his career) has accumulated 74 shutouts, which gives him a 27.1% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Manchester City walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Southampton. They wrapped up this contest by converting 485 of the 573 passes they attempted for a percentage of 84.6%. Manchester City earned a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 18 out of the 33 dribbles they attempted. Manchester City landed 5 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted which had them at a 45.5% rate in their last match. With a total of 19 goals and 15 assists in all their matches, Manchester City averages 1.46 goals and 1.15 assists per 90.
Kevin De Bruyne should be able to be counted on for Manchester City. He sports an average of 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has started 306 games in his career. The midfielder hailing from Belgium has been on the field for 26,672 mins while earning 76 goals. He has accumulated 33 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 132 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Raheem Sterling, the forward representing England. He has earned 90 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 47 different times. Sterling has been handed 30 yellow cards in 20,477 minutes (230 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.40.
Ederson will be residing in front of the net for Manchester City. Ederson has earned 86 shutouts and defended 516 shots attempted against him in 17,432 career mins. He has a save % of .727 and his shutout rate sits at 44.1%. He has allowed 0.79 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 130-34-31. So far in his career, Ederson has allowed 153 goals while earning 373 saves in 195 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester City (-833)
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