Manchester City vs Aston Villa Expert EPL Picks 1/12/2020
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Anwar El Ghazi and Aston Villa (6-3-12, 17th in EPL) host Manchester City (14-2-5, 3rd in EPL) at Villa Park on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The probable starting goaltenders are Ederson for Manchester City and Ørjan Nyland for Aston Villa. The moneyline on this matchup has Manchester City coming in at -387 and Aston Villa are at +1042. The total is set at 3.5.
Manchester City comes into this match holding a record of 14 victories, 2 draws, and 5 defeats which is good for 3rd in EPL. So far this season, they have earned a total of 56 goals which has them at 1st in the league. Their goal differential is +32, which is good for 2nd in the league. When looking at shots on target, they have earned a total of 139 which has them at 1st in the league. As a group, Manchester City F.C. has obtained a total of 211 fouls which has them averaging 10 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 44 points for this season and they have an average attendance of 54,386.
Raheem Sterling is one of the best players for the Citizens. The forward from England has appeared in 246 contests in the time he has played soccer and has played a total of 18,504 mins. Up to now, the 24-year-old has tallied 77 goals and has assisted on 45 goals. He's earned a career average of 75.2 minutes per appearance. Sterling has started 208 contests and has committed 290 fouls in that time. As to shots on target, Sterling has produced 207 which places him at 40th out of active players and 24th among forwards. Kevin De Bruyne is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Manchester City. The 28-year-old from Belgium has scored 68 goals over the course of his career which has him ranked 37th when compared to all players still active in the league. He has totaled 24,521 minutes over the course of his career which has him ranked 25th among active midfielders and is averaging 77.1 minutes per game which has him ranked 116th in the league. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has 261 shots on target which has him ranked 10th among active midfielders.
The man looking after the goal for the Citizens is Ederson from Brazil. He has played a total of 14,732 minutes minding the net in his career. Ederson has surrendered an average of 0.79 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him ranking 2nd among active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he's given up 130 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .714 which has him ranking 13th out of all active goalies.
Aston Villa will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the current year they sit with 6 victories, 3 draws, and 12 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are currently sitting 14th in the league with -10. They have a total of 27 goals for the year. Aston Villa has a team save % of .644 which currently has them ranked 13th in the league, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They are averaging an attendance of 41,703 ranking them 8th in the league.
One of the stars for the Villains is Anwar El Ghazi. The 24 year-old has guided 37 balls past the goalie in his professional soccer career. He is ranked 31st among active forwards in assists with 27 and has connected on 139 shots on target. He has played 10,591 minutes and has an average of 65.4 mins per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad is Jack Grealish. The midfielder from Ireland has tallied 26 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which places him at 50th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 123 fouls.
In goal for the Villains is Ørjan Nyland who has had an marginal career by surrendering 1.30 goals per 90 minutes and that ranks him 20th in the Premier League. In the 11,873 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he's allowed 171 goals. He holds a career save % of .671 which has him placed 26th among active goalies in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Aston Villa (+1042)
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