Leicester City vs Burnley EPL Picks 1/19/2020
Sunday, January 19, 2020
James Maddison and Leicester City (14-3-5, 3rd in EPL) travel to Turf Moor on Sunday where they'll meet Burnley (7-3-12, 15th in EPL). The goalkeepers expected to start are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Nick Pope for Burnley. Leicester are at at -125 while Burnley are priced at +340. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Leicester City comes into this game with a mark of 14 wins, 3 draws, and 5 losses ranking them 3rd in EPL. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 45 goals which has them ranked at 3rd in the EPL. Their goal differential is +26, ranking them 3rd in the EPL. Regarding shots on target, they have earned a total of 111 which has them ranked at 5th in the EPL. As a group, Leicester City currently has a total of 219 fouls which has them averaging 10 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 45 points for the year and they have an average attendance of 32,052.
James Maddison is one of the top players for the Foxes. The midfielder from England has appeared in 153 contests in his career and has played a total of 10,956 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 22-year-old has a total of 35 goals and has assisted on 25 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 71.6 mins per appearance. Maddison has started 123 contests and has a total of 126 fouls in that time. As to shots on target, Maddison has connected on 97 which puts him at 107th among active players and 49th among midfielders. Jamie Vardy is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Leicester City. The 32-year-old from England has racked up 148 goals over the course of his career which is 6th when compared to active players in soccer. He has totaled 23,328 mins over the course of his career which is 13th among active forwards and has an average of 79.1 minutes per game which is 96th in soccer. In his pro soccer career, he has produced 319 shots on target which is 11th among active forwards.
Protecting the net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel from Denmark. He has played a total of 43,304 minutes defending the net over the course of his career. Schmeichel has allowed an average of 1.12 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which puts him at 8th among active goalies in EPL. During his career, he's given up 539 goals. He's earned a career save % of .726 which puts him at 7th among active professional goalies.
Burnley is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 7 wins, 3 draws, and 12 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are currently sitting 15th in the EPL with -13. They have earned a total of 23 goals for this year. Burnley has a save % as a team of .602 which has them sitting 19th in the EPL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are averaging a crowd of 20,395 which is good for 19th in the EPL.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Clarets is Chris Wood. The 27 year-old has driven 115 balls past the goaltender over the course of his professional soccer career. He ranks 27th among active forwards in assists with 31 and has totaled 274 shots on target. He has played 22,314 mins and has an average of 64.9 mins per appearance. Another one of the great players on this squad is Ashley Westwood. The midfielder from England has tallied 21 goals in his career which has him sitting in 67th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 278 fouls.
In net for the Clarets is Nick Pope who has had a good career by giving up only 1.07 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 6th in pro soccer. In the 13,149 minutes he has played as a goaltender in his career, he's allowed 156 goals. His career save percentage is .741 which ranks him 3rd out of all goalies still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Leicester City (-125)
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