Leicester City vs Arsenal Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/7/2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Jamie Vardy and Leicester City (17-7-9, 3rd in EPL) host Arsenal (12-13-8, 7th in EPL) at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The goalkeepers expected to start are Emiliano Martínez for Arsenal and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Arsenal are at at +107 while Leicester are at +252. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Leicester City steps onto the field with a record of 17 wins, 7 draws, and 9 losses ranking them 3rd in EPL. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 61 goals which has them at 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +32, ranking them 3rd in the league. When it comes to shots on target, they have earned a total of 155 which has them at 5th in the league. As a group, Leicester City currently has a total of 358 fouls which has them averaging 10.8 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 58 points for this year and they are averaging an attendance of 32,061.
Jamie Vardy is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Foxes. The forward from England has appeared in 305 contests over the course of his pro soccer career and has totaled 24,111 minutes. In that time, the 32-year-old has a total of 152 goals and has had an assist on 47 goals. He has a career average of 79.1 minutes per game. Vardy has been a starter in 278 contests and has totaled 271 fouls in that time. In respect to shots on target, Vardy has earned 324 which has him ranked 14th among all players still active and 11th among forwards. Wilfred Ndidi is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Leicester City. The 22-year-old from Nigeria has netted 10 goals in his career which has him ranking 201st among active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 15,079 minutes which has him ranking 57th among active defenders and has an average of 85.7 minutes per appearance which has him ranking 23rd in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has 32 shots on target which has him ranking 47th among active defenders.
The man looking after the net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel from Denmark. He has played 44,294 mins defending the net for his career. Schmeichel has allowed an average of 1.12 goals per 90 mins for his career which has him placed 9th among active goalies. During his career, he's allowed 549 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .725 which has him placed 8th out of all active goalies.
Arsenal will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2020 season they sit with 12 victories, 13 draws, and 8 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the league with +8. They have earned a total of 49 goals for the year. Arsenal has a save percentage as a team of .780 which has them sitting 1st in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are averaging an attendance of 60,279 putting them at 2nd in the league.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Gunners is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 30 year-old has guided 190 balls past the man in net in his professional soccer career. He is ranked 11th among active forwards in assists with 49 and has connected on 486 shots on target. He has totaled 26,929 mins and averages 78.3 minutes per game. Another dangerous player on this squad is Granit Xhaka. The midfielder from Switzerland has tallied 16 goals in his career which ranks him 73rd among active midfielders. He also has totaled 416 fouls.
In net for the Gunners is Emiliano Martínez who has had an ok career by allowing 1.29 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 22nd in professional soccer. In the 5,809 minutes he's been on the field over the course of his career, he has given up 83 goals. He has a career save percentage of .714 which has him placed 13th out of active goalies in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Leicester City (+252)
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