Leicester City vs Norwich City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 2/28/2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Carrow Road is the site where Teemu Pukki and Norwich City (4-6-17, 20th in EPL) will play Leicester City (15-5-7, 3rd in EPL) on Friday. The expected starting goalies are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Tim Krul for Norwich City. The odds on this contest have Leicester City priced at -122 and the Canaries are priced at +327. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Leicester City comes into this game with a mark of 15 wins, 5 draws, and 7 defeats which puts them at 3rd in EPL. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 52 goals which ranks 3rd in the EPL. Their goal differential is +27, which puts them at 3rd in the EPL. in respect to shots on target, they have a total of 135 which ranks 5th in the EPL. As a group, Leicester City has earned a total of 277 fouls which means they have an average of 10.3 fouls per contest. They have a total of 50 points for the year and they are averaging a crowd of 32,057.
Jamie Vardy is one of the standout players to watch for the Foxes. The forward from England has appeared in 300 contests in his professional soccer career and has played 23,721 mins. Over the course of that time, the 32-year-old has racked up 148 goals and has had an assist on 47 goals. For his career he is averaging 79.1 minutes per game. Vardy has started 274 contests and has racked up 270 fouls in that time. With reference to shots on target, Vardy has a total of 322 which puts him at 14th among active players and 11th among forwards. James Maddison is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Leicester City. The 22-year-old from England has scored 35 goals in the time he's played soccer which has him ranking 86th among active players in soccer. He has totaled 11,406 mins in the time he's played soccer which has him ranking 76th among active midfielders and is averaging 72.2 minutes per appearance which has him ranking 167th in soccer. Over the course of his career, he has 100 shots on target which has him ranking 48th among active midfielders.
In net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel from Denmark. He has racked up 43,754 mins minding the goal over the course of his career. Schmeichel has conceded an average of 1.12 goals per 90 mins over the course of his career which has him placed 9th out of all active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he has given up 545 goals. He holds a career save % of .725 which has him placed 8th among active goalies.
Norwich City is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the current year they sit with 4 victories, 6 draws, and 17 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are currently ranked 20th in the league with -27. They currently have a total of 23 goals for 2019. Norwich City has a save % as a team of .628 which has them sitting 17th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have an average attendance of 27,026 which is good for 16th in the league.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Canaries is Teemu Pukki. The 29 year-old has driven 129 balls into the back of the goal in his career. He is placed at 20th among active forwards in assists with 37 and has 328 shots on target. He has played 22,440 minutes and averages 67.2 mins per game. Another solid player on this squad is Max Aarons. The midfielder from England has connected on 2 goals in his career which is 115th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 53 fouls.
In goal for the Canaries is Tim Krul who has had a tough career by allowing 1.48 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 28th in pro soccer. In the 25,222 mins he has played over the course of his career, he has allowed 415 goals. He holds a career save % of .678 which has him placed 27th among active goalies in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Leicester City (-122)
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