Manchester City vs Leicester City Prediction, 9/27/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Leicester City
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-350) Leicester City (+800)
Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City (1-0-0, 7th in EPL) host Leicester City (2-0-0, 1st in EPL) at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Ederson for Manchester City and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at +800 while the Citizens are priced at -350. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Manchester City has been able to maintain possession for 65% of games while they have success at dribbling 53.6% of the time (17th in the English Premier League). They have attempted 13 shots at the goal with 8 being on target, which means they have a 61.5% shots on target percentage. Manchester City have accounted for 3 goals on the campaign, which has them 11th in the league. They have been on the receiving end of 628 passes on 712 attempts for the season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 88.2%.
Kevin De Bruyne is a guy who can be a difference maker for Manchester City. Bruyne has been a starter in 296 matchups thus far in his career and he has earned 0.26 G/90. The midfielder hailing from Belgium has accumulated 75 goals scored in 25,749 mins. He has 126 assists while accumulating 32 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Raheem Sterling, the forward representing Jamaica. Sterling has earned 19,558 mins during 220 career starts and has been handed a total of 29 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 46 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 86 total goals. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Manchester City is Ederson. Ederson has defended the goal for a total of 16,352 minutes and has 351 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.78 (142 goals given up) and his save % is .725. The goalkeeper from Brazil has faced 487 shots tried against him in 183 career starts. Ederson (125-29-29 record during his soccer career) has recorded 80 clean sheets, which gives him a 43.7% shutout percentage.
Leicester City has accumulated 1,124 pass targets this season (4th in English Premier League) to go along with 1,053 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 93.7% while they maintain possession of the ball 65.5% of the time. The Foxes have had success dribbling 54.5% of the time for the campaign while totaling 6 goals. The have hit on 47.8% of their shots on 23 shots.
Jamie Vardy is a guy who should impact this matchup for Leicester City. Vardy has been given a starting assignment in 285 matchups in his career while he scores 0.57 G/90. The forward hailing from England has accumulated 156 goals scored in 24,732 mins played. He has 48 assists while accumulating 36 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is James Maddison, the midfielder from England. Maddison has totaled 11,834 minutes in 132 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 20 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 25 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 35 goals. He sports an average of 0.27 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Leicester City will be Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel (227-131-143 mark during his career) has totaled 172 shutouts, which gives him a 34.5% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Denmark has seen 2,011 shots attempted against him in 499 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.12 (561 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .729. Schmeichel has played for 44,924 minutes and has accumulated 1,467 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester City (-350)
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