Liverpool vs Manchester City Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/2/2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Etihad Stadium is the site where Trent Alexander-Arnold and Liverpool (28-2-1, 1st in EPL) will play Manchester City (20-3-8, 2nd in EPL) on Thursday. The probable starting goalies are Ederson for Manchester City and Alisson for Liverpool. The line on this contest has Manchester City coming in at +110 and Liverpool are at +250. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Liverpool steps onto the field holding a record of 28 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss putting them at 1st in EPL. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 68 goals which is good for 2nd in the league. Their goal differential is +49, putting them at 1st in the league. In discussing shots on target, they have earned a total of 177 which is good for 2nd in the league. As a group, Liverpool has earned a total of 254 fouls which means they are averaging 8.2 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 86 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 53,143.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the players to watch for the Reds. The midfielder from England has appeared in 86 contests in his career and has played 6,919 mins. During that time, the 20-year-old has scored 5 goals and has had an assist on 25 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 80.5 minutes per appearance. Alexander-Arnold has been a starter in 77 contests and has racked up 47 fouls over the course of that time. In respect to shots on target, Alexander-Arnold has connected on 26 which puts him at 235th when compared to all players still active and 103rd among midfielders. Virgil van Dijk is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Liverpool. The 28-year-old from the Netherlands has netted 26 goals in his professional soccer career which has him ranked 115th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 24,791 minutes which has him ranked 24th among active defenders and averages 87.6 minutes per appearance which has him ranked 8th in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has 103 shots on target which has him ranked 2nd among active defenders.
In net for the Reds is Alisson from Brazil. He has been on the field a total of 12,009 minutes in goal in his career. Alisson has allowed 0.46 goals per 90 minutes in his career which has him ranking 1st out of all active goalies in EPL. Over the course of his career, he has allowed 61 goals. He has a career save percentage of .772 which has him ranking 1st out of all active goalies.
Manchester City is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the 2020 season they sit with 20 victories, 3 draws, and 8 losses. With regard to goal differential, they rank 2nd in the league with +44. They currently have a total of 77 goals for this season. Manchester City F.C. has a save % as a team of .674 which currently has them sitting 14th in the league, which means chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging a crowd of 54,219 ranking them 5th in the league.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Citizens is Rodri. The 23 year-old has driven 7 balls past the man in net in the time he's played soccer. He is 97th among active midfielders in assists with 6 and has 27 shots on target. He has played a total of 9,048 minutes and has an average of 71.8 mins per game. Another solid player on this squad is Kyle Walker. The defender from England has racked up 7 goals in his professional soccer career which places him at 56th among active defenders. He also has totaled 279 fouls.
In goal for the Citizens is Ederson who has had a solid career by allowing only 0.80 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 2nd in professional soccer. In the 15,632 minutes he has played in his career, he's surrendered 139 goals. His career save percentage is .708 which has him placed 19th out of all goalies still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Manchester City (+110)
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