Manchester City vs Chelsea Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 6/25/2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City (20-3-7, 2nd in EPL) host Chelsea (15-6-9, 4th in EPL) at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, June 25, 2020. The expected starting goalkeepers are Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Ederson for Manchester City. The Pensioners are at at +260 while Man City are priced at -120. The total is set at 3.5.
Manchester City comes into this game with a mark of 20 victories, 3 draws, and 7 losses which puts them at 2nd in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 76 goals which ranks them 1st in the EPL. Their goal differential is +45, which puts them at 2nd in the EPL. When talking about shots on target, they currently have a total of 195 which ranks them 1st in the EPL. As a team, Manchester City F.C. currently has a total of 300 fouls which means they are averaging 10 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 63 points for this season and they are averaging an attendance of 54,219.
Kevin De Bruyne is one of the top players for the Citizens. The midfielder from Belgium has taken part in 326 contests in his career and has played a total of 25,113 minutes. During that time, the 28-year-old has scored 70 goals and has assisted on 122 goals. He has a career average of 77.0 minutes per game. De Bruyne has started 289 contests and has committed 222 fouls over the course of that time. In terms of shots on target, De Bruyne has a total of 267 which places him at 27th when compared to all players still active and 9th among midfielders. Raheem Sterling is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Manchester City. The 24-year-old from England has a total of 78 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which puts him at 31st among active players in the Premier League. He has played 18,940 minutes over the course of his professional soccer career which puts him at 25th among active forwards and has an average of 75.5 minutes per game which puts him at 134th in the Premier League. In his career, he has connected on 212 shots on target which puts him at 26th among active forwards.
Looking after the net for the Citizens is Ederson from Brazil. He has played a total of 15,542 mins protecting the goal in his career. Ederson has surrendered 0.79 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him ranked 2nd among active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he has given up 137 goals. His career save % is .709 which has him ranked 18th among active goalies.
Chelsea will be standing on the other sideline and for the campaign they sit with 15 victories, 6 draws, and 9 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they are currently sitting 5th in the league with +13. They have earned a total of 53 goals for this year. Chelsea has a save percentage as a team of .578 which currently has them ranked 20th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have an average crowd of 40,563 which is good for 9th in the league.
One of the guys to keep an eye on for the Blues is Willian. The 30 year-old has driven 54 balls past the goalkeeper in his career. He is placed at 7th among active midfielders in assists with 70 and has 236 shots on target. He has totaled 25,246 minutes and has an average of 66.8 mins per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad is Mason Mount. The midfielder from England has a total of 23 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which puts him at 64th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 96 fouls.
In goal for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga who has had a good career by surrendering only 1.17 goals per 90 mins and that places him 13th in the Premier League. In the 15,515 minutes he's played in his career, he has allowed 202 goals. He holds a career save % of .701 which puts him at 24th out of active goalies in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Manchester City (-120)
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