Manchester City vs Manchester United EPL Point Spread Picks 3/8/2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Daniel James and Manchester United (11-9-8, 5th in EPL) host Manchester City (18-3-6, 2nd in EPL) at Old Trafford on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The goalkeepers expected to start are Ederson for Manchester City and David de Gea for Manchester United. Manchester United are at at +364 while Man City are priced at -135. The O/U is set at 3.
Manchester City comes into this game with a mark of 18 wins, 3 draws, and 6 defeats which is good for 2nd in EPL. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 68 goals which has them ranked at 1st in the league. Their goal differential is +39, which is good for 2nd in the league. Regarding shots on target, they have a total of 174 which has them ranked at 1st in the league. As a team, Manchester City F.C. has earned a total of 274 fouls which means they have an average of 10.1 fouls per contest. They have a total of 57 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 54,219.
David Silva is one of the top players for the Citizens. The midfielder from Spain has appeared in 489 contests over the course of his career and has totaled 38,070 mins. Over the course of that time, the 33-year-old has scored 87 goals and has had an assist on 115 goals. He has a career average of 77.9 minutes per appearance. Silva has started 446 contests and has committed 435 fouls during that period. When it comes to shots on target, Silva has a total of 295 which has him ranked 20th out of all players still active and 7th among midfielders. Kevin De Bruyne is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Manchester City. The 28-year-old from Belgium has a total of 69 goals over the course of his career which puts him at 37th when compared to all players still active in professional soccer. He has totaled 25,023 minutes over the course of his career which puts him at 25th among active midfielders and has an average of 77.2 minutes per appearance which puts him at 115th in professional soccer. In his pro soccer career, he has totaled 265 shots on target which puts him at 10th among active midfielders.
The man looking after the net for the Citizens is Ederson from Brazil. He has played a total of 15,272 minutes protecting the goal for his career. Ederson has allowed an average of 0.80 goals per 90 mins for his career which has him ranking 2nd out of all active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has given up 135 goals. His career save % is .709 which has him ranking 18th out of all active professional goalies.
Manchester United will be standing on the other sideline and for the year they sit with 11 wins, 9 draws, and 8 losses. In connection with goal differential, they are sitting 4th in the EPL with +12. They have compiled a total of 41 goals for the 2019 season. Manchester United has a save percentage as a team of .691 which has them sitting 8th in the EPL, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging an attendance of 72,686 ranking them 1st in the EPL.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Red Devils is Daniel James. The 21 year-old has delivered 7 balls into the back of the goal over the course of his professional soccer career. He is ranked 80th among active midfielders in assists with 13 and has a total of 42 shots on target. He has played a total of 4,593 minutes and averages 77.8 mins per game. Another dangerous player on this team is Anthony Martial. The forward from France has a total of 55 goals over the course of his career which places him at 33rd among active forwards. He also has totaled 197 fouls.
In goal for the Red Devils is David de Gea who has had a solid career by surrendering only 1.08 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 8th in the Premier League. In the 32,293 mins he's played as a goaltender in his career, he has allowed 388 goals. His career save percentage is .727 which puts him at 7th among all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Manchester City (-135)
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