Leicester City vs Wolverhampton EPL Point Spread Picks 2/14/2020
Friday, February 14, 2020
Molineux Stadium is the venue where Raúl Jiménez and Wolverhampton (8-11-6, 8th in EPL) will play Leicester City (15-4-6, 3rd in EPL) on Friday. The goalkeepers expected to start are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Rui Patricio for Wolverhampton. The odds on this game have Leicester City coming in at +153 and the Wolverhampton Wanderers are at +174. The total has been set at 2.5.
Leicester City comes into this match holding a mark of 15 victories, 4 draws, and 6 losses putting them at 3rd in EPL. So far this year, they have scored a total of 52 goals which has them at 3rd in the EPL. Their goal differential is +28, putting them at 3rd in the EPL. In discussing shots on target, they have compiled a total of 129 which has them at 5th in the EPL. As a group, Leicester City has compiled a total of 253 fouls which has them averaging 10.1 fouls per contest. They have compiled a total of 49 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging a crowd of 32,056.
Jamie Vardy is one of the players to watch for the Foxes. The forward from England has competed in 298 games in his professional soccer career and has played a total of 23,541 mins. During that time, the 32-year-old has racked up 148 goals and has assisted on 47 goals. He has a career average of 79.0 minutes per appearance. Vardy has been a starter in 272 games and has racked up 270 fouls in the process. In terms of shots on target, Vardy has connected on 322 which has him sitting in 14th when compared to all players still active and 11th among forwards. James Maddison is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Leicester City. The 22-year-old from England has netted 35 goals in his career which places him at 86th when compared to all players still active in soccer. He has played 11,226 minutes in his career which places him at 77th among active midfielders and has an average of 72.0 minutes per appearance which places him at 168th in soccer. In his career, he has earned 99 shots on target which places him at 48th among active midfielders.
The man looking after the goal for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel from Denmark. He has been on the field a total of 43,574 minutes defending the net for his career. Schmeichel has given up an average of 1.12 goals per 90 minutes for his career which has him ranking 9th out of all active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he has given up 544 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .725 which has him ranking 8th out of all active professional goalies.
Wolverhampton will be the team across the field and for the current year they sit with 8 victories, 11 draws, and 6 losses. In discussing goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the EPL with +3. They have earned a total of 33 goals for this year. Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has a team save % of .648 which has them ranked 13th in the EPL, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have an average crowd of 31,349 putting them at 12th in the EPL.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Wolves is Raúl Jiménez. The 28 year-old has drilled 72 balls past the goalkeeper in his career. He sits at 27th among active forwards in assists with 31 and has a total of 208 shots on target. He has played 14,190 mins and holds an average of 59.4 mins per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this team is João Moutinho. The midfielder from Portugal has a total of 36 goals in his career which places him at 29th among active midfielders. He also has racked up 397 fouls.
In net for the Wolves is Rui Patricio who has had a solid career by surrendering only 0.92 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 4th in the league. In the 34,945 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he's surrendered 357 goals. His career save % is .741 which has him ranking 5th out of active goalies in the league.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Leicester City (+153)
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