Leicester City vs Watford EPL Picks 6/20/2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020
James Maddison and Leicester City (16-5-8, 3rd in EPL) play Watford (6-9-14, 17th in EPL) at Vicarage Road on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The probable starting goalies are Ben Foster for Watford and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. The odds on this game have Watford coming in at +221 and Leicester are at +121. The total has been set at 2.5.
Leicester City steps onto the field with a record of 16 wins, 5 draws, and 8 defeats putting them at 3rd in EPL. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 56 goals which has them sitting at 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +30, putting them at 3rd in the league. With reference to shots on target, they currently have a total of 139 which has them sitting at 5th in the league. As a team, Leicester City has obtained a total of 293 fouls which means they have an average of 10.1 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 53 points for the 2019 season and they have an average attendance of 32,061.
James Maddison is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Foxes. The midfielder from England has played in 160 contests over the course of his pro soccer career and has played 11,581 minutes. During that time, the 22-year-old has netted 35 goals and has assisted on 25 goals. For his career he is averaging 72.4 minutes per game. Maddison has been a starter in 130 contests and has totaled 132 fouls over the course of that period. In terms of shots on target, Maddison has earned 100 which has him sitting in 104th out of active players and 48th among midfielders. Jamie Vardy is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Leicester City. The 32-year-old from England has scored 150 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which puts him at 6th when compared to active players in the EPL. He has played 23,751 minutes in the time he's played professional soccer which puts him at 13th among active forwards and has an average of 78.9 mins per game which puts him at 96th in the EPL. In his pro soccer career, he has totaled 322 shots on target which puts him at 11th among active forwards.
The man looking after the net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel from Denmark. He has been on the field a total of 43,934 minutes defending the net in his career. Schmeichel has allowed 1.12 goals per 90 minutes in his career which places him at 9th among active goalies. Over the course of his career, he's surrendered 546 goals. He's earned a career save % of .726 which places him at 8th among active goalies.
Watford will be the team across the field and for the 2019 season they sit with 6 victories, 9 draws, and 14 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are sitting 17th in the league with -17. They have a total of 27 goals for this year. Watford has a save percentage as a team of .686 which has them ranked 12th in the league, which means chances to score may be scarce. They have an average crowd of 20,837 putting them at 18th in the league.
One of the guys to watch for the Hornets is Troy Deeney. The 31 year-old has fired 148 balls into the goal in the time he's played professional soccer. He sits at 4th among active forwards in assists with 63 and has 395 shots on target. He has played 35,602 mins and averages 73.9 minutes per appearance. Another one of the great players on this squad is Andre Gray. The forward from England has scored 116 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranking 12th among active forwards. He also has racked up 263 fouls.
In net for the Hornets is Ben Foster who has had a bad career by surrendering 1.40 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 26th in pro soccer. In the 37,443 minutes he has been on the field in his career, he has given up 584 goals. He has a career save percentage of .711 which has him ranking 17th out of all goalkeepers still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Leicester City (+121)
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