Manchester City vs Fulham Prediction, 12/5/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Fulham
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-1000) Fulham (+500)
Gabriel Jesus and Manchester City (4-3-2, 10th in the EPL) host Fulham (1-1-7, 19th in the EPL) at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Ederson for Manchester City and Alphonse Areola for Fulham. Man City are at -1000 while the Cottagers are priced at +500. The total opens at 3.5.
Manchester City played Burnley in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 5-0. Manchester City attempted 25 dribbles in this matchup and completed 11 of the tries for a percentage of 44.0%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 90.8% passes received percentage by converting 660 of the 727 pass targets in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Manchester City walked away from the pitch at a 36.8% rate by landing 7 SoT out of 19 total shots. Manchester City averages 1.67 goals per 90 (15 total goals) and have 12 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Gabriel Jesus is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Manchester City. He has totaled 27 assists while accumulating 29 yellow cards so far in his career. Jesus has been in the starting lineup in 98 contests thus far in his career and has 0.57 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Brazil has recorded 59 goals scored in 9,364 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Raheem Sterling, the forward who represents England. He has assisted on a goal 46 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 88 total goals. Sterling has earned 20,117 minutes in 226 career starting assignments and has been given 30 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson has played for 17,072 mins and has earned 366 stops during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 0.80 (152 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .725. The goalie hailing from Brazil has seen 509 shots attempted at him in 191 career starting assignments. Ederson (128-32-31 record in his career) has accumulated 83 clean sheets, which gives him a 43.5% shutout rate.
When they last played, Fulham took a defeat with a final score of 3-2 against Everton. Fulham finished the match with a 68.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 17 of the 25 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by converting 540 out of their 605 attempted passes for a percentage of 89.3%. Fulham landed 6 SoT out of their 13 shots attempted giving them a 46.2% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 9 goals and 7 assists for all their games, Fulham sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.78 assists per 90 min.
Aleksandar Mitrovic should be able to be counted on for Fulham. The forward hailing from Serbia has been on the pitch for 19,703 mins while scoring 114 goals. He has accumulated 47 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 31 times. He is averaging 0.52 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 215 games during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ivan Cavaleiro, the forward representing Portugal. He has totaled 27 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 29 times. Cavaleiro has been handed a total of 21 yellow cards in 11,709 mins played (134 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.21.
Alphonse Areola will reside in front of the goal for Fulham. So far in his career, Areola has surrendered 180 goals while earning 464 stops in 186 starts. He has conceded 0.97 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 102-44-40. He sports a save percentage of .732 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 42.5%. Areola has totaled 79 clean sheets while defending 634 shots attempted against him in 16,760 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Manchester City (-1000)
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