Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction, 10/17/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Arsenal
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-250) Arsenal (+550)
Etihad Stadium is the venue where Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City (1-1-1, 14th in EPL) will play Arsenal (3-0-1, 4th in EPL) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Ederson for Manchester City and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Man City are at -250 while the Gunners are at +550. The over/under has been set at 3.5.
Manchester City have collected 6 goals this season, which is currently 11th in EPL. They have attempted 52 shots at the goal with 14 on target, which comes out to a 26.9% SOT percentage. Manchester City controls possession for 61.7% of matches while dribbling successfully 59.3% of the time (14th in the league). Their players have received 1,612 passes on 1,823 targets for the campaign, which gives them a receiving percentage of 88.4%.
Kevin De Bruyne is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Manchester City. Bruyne has had a starting assignment in 298 contests during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Belgium has 75 goals scored in 25,929 professional minutes played. He has 126 assists while tallying 32 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Raheem Sterling, the forward who is from Jamaica. He has helped on a goal 46 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 87 total goals. Sterling has been on the field for 19,738 minutes in 222 career starts and has been handed a total of 29 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.40 goals per 90 minutes in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson has seen the field for a total of 16,532 mins and has 358 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.81 (148 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .725. The goalie from Brazil has had 498 shots sent his way in 185 career starts. Ederson (125-30-30 mark in his career) has totaled 80 clean sheets, which gives him a 43.2% clean sheet percentage.
Arsenal has 2,375 pass targets on the season (3rd in EPL) to go along with 2,117 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 89.1% and they have controlled possession of the ball 54.3% of the time. The Gunners have successfully dribbled 54.9% of the time on the year while accumulating 8 goals. They have been able to complete 55.2% of their shots on 29 shots.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should provide solid play for Arsenal. He has an average of 0.63 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 309 matches so far in his career. The forward representing France has 27,675 mins and he has scored 194 goals. He has 22 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 51 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Alexandre Lacazette, the forward representing France. He has accumulated 140 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 37 different times. Lacazette has been given 38 yellow cards in 21,758 professional minutes (249 career starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.58.
Bernd Leno will be looking after the goal for the Gunners. Leno has 105 shutouts while he has defended 1,429 shots attempted against him in 31,944 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .707 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.6%. He has conceded 1.24 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 160-93-101. In his career, Leno has conceded 440 goals while he has 1,003 stops in 355 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arsenal (+550)
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