Liverpool vs Leicester City Prediction, 11/22/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Leicester City
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (-200) Leicester City (+400)
Roberto Firmino and Liverpool (5-2-1, 3rd in the EPL) host Leicester City (6-0-2, 1st in the EPL) at Anfield on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Alisson for Liverpool and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at +400 while the Reds are at -200. The over/under opens at 3.
Liverpool stepped onto the pitch against Manchester City in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1 - 1. Liverpool tried 15 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 11 of the dribbles for a rate of 73.3%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 81.9% passes received rate by connecting on 398 of the 486 pass targets last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Liverpool wrapped this game up at a 22.2% clip by hitting 2 SoT out of 9 total shots. Liverpool averages 2.25 goals per 90 min (18 goals in total) and have accumulated 7 assists in all matches for the season.
Roberto Firmino is a guy who should impact this matchup for Liverpool. Firmino has had a starting assignment in 289 matches so far in his career and has 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Brazil has recorded 96 goals scored in 24,940 professional minutes. He has accounted for 61 assists while earning 32 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Sadio Mane, the forward hailing from Senegal. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 54 times thus far in his career while scoring 120 goals. Mane has accumulated 21,699 mins during 252 starts and has been given a total of 42 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.50 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Liverpool will be Alisson. Alisson has seen the pitch for a total of 13,179 minutes and is sitting with 248 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.73 (80 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .769. The keeper from Brazil has faced 325 shots attempted at him in 148 career starting assignments. Alisson (99-28-21 record in his career) has tallied 70 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 47.3% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Leicester City earned three points by winning 1 - 0 against Wolverhampton. Leicester City finished with a 75.0% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 12 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 430 of the 524 passes they tried for a percentage of 82.1%. Leicester City landed 1 shots on goal out of their 8 shots attempted earning them a 12.5% clip in their last outing. With 17 goals and 8 assists in all competitions, Leicester City averages 2.12 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Jamie Vardy should provide solid play for Leicester City. He is averaging 0.58 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 289 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from England has accumulated 25,111 professional minutes while scoring 162 goals. He has collected 36 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 49 times. Make sure to watch out for Harvey Barnes, the forward born in England. He has totaled 29 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 19 different times. Barnes has been handed 3 yellow card warnings in 9,005 professional minutes played (104 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.29.
Kasper Schmeichel is expected to look after the net for Leicester City. So far in his career, Schmeichel has surrendered 568 goals and has accumulated 1,486 saves in 505 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.12 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 231-131-145. He sports a save % of .730 and his shutout rate is currently at 34.5%. Schmeichel has accumulated 174 shutouts while defending 2,037 shots against him in 45,464 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leicester City (+400)
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