Manchester City vs Leicester City Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 2/22/2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
King Power Stadium
James Maddison and Leicester City (15-5-6, 3rd in EPL) host Manchester City (16-3-6, 2nd in EPL) at King Power Stadium on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The probable starting goalies are Ederson for Manchester City and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Man City are at at -169 while Leicester are at +420. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Manchester City comes into this match holding a record of 16 wins, 3 draws, and 6 losses putting them at 2nd in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 65 goals which is 1st in the league. Their goal differential is +36, putting them at 2nd in the league. Regarding shots on target, they have compiled a total of 162 which is 1st in the league. As a team, Manchester City F.C. has collected a total of 259 fouls which has them averaging 10.4 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 51 points for the year and they are averaging an attendance of 54,391.
David Silva is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Citizens. The midfielder from Spain has appeared in 488 contests over the course of his career and has played a total of 37,985 minutes. In that time, the 33-year-old has tallied 87 goals and has had an assist on 115 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 77.8 minutes per game. Silva has started 445 contests and has racked up 434 fouls over that period. When looking at shots on target, Silva has a total of 295 which has him ranking 20th out of all players still active and 7th among midfielders. 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 in his professional soccer career which has him ranked 37th among all players still active in the EPL. He has played 24,854 minutes in his professional soccer career which has him ranked 25th among active midfielders and has an average of 77.2 mins per appearance which has him ranked 115th in the EPL. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has a total of 262 shots on target which has him ranked 10th among active midfielders.
The man looking after the net for the Citizens is Ederson from Brazil. He has played a total of 15,092 mins defending the net for his career. Ederson has surrendered 0.81 goals per 90 mins for his career which has him placed 2nd among active goalies in EPL. During his time playing professional soccer, he has surrendered 135 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .707 which has him placed 18th among active goalies.
Leicester City is the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 15 wins, 5 draws, and 6 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the EPL with +28. They currently have a total of 52 goals for this year. Leicester City has a save % as a team of .714 which has them 6th in the EPL, which tells us scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have an average attendance of 32,056 ranking them 11th in the EPL.
One of the stars for the Foxes is James Maddison. The 22 year-old has drilled 35 balls past the goalie over the course of his professional soccer career. He sits at 45th among active midfielders in assists with 25 and has connected on 99 shots on target. He has played 11,316 minutes and holds an average of 72.1 mins per appearance. Another name to know on this squad is Jamie Vardy. The forward from England has netted 148 goals in the time he's played soccer which is 6th among active forwards. He also has a total of 270 fouls.
In goal for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has had a solid career by allowing only 1.12 goals per 90 mins and that has him 9th in the EPL. In the 43,664 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he has surrendered 544 goals. He has a career save % of .725 which puts him at 8th among all goalkeepers still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Manchester City (-169)
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