Manchester City vs Marseille Prediction, 12/9/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Marseille
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-244) Marseille (+500)
Etihad Stadium is the site where Gabriel Jesus and Manchester City (4-1-0 in Champions League) will take on Marseille (1-0-4 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The starting goalkeepers will be Ederson for Manchester City and Steve Mandanda for Marseille. The moneyline on this game has Manchester City priced at -244 and The Olympians are at +500. The total opens at 2.75.
Manchester City faced off with Fulham in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 2-0. Manchester City tried 17 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 10 of those tries for a rate of 58.8%. In the passing game, they ended with a 92.2% received passes rate by completing 731 of the 793 passing attempts last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Manchester City finished at a 33.3% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 15 total shots. Manchester City is averaging 1.70 goals per 90 min (17 total goals) and have accounted for 13 assists in all matches for the year.
Gabriel Jesus is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Manchester City. He has accounted for 27 assists while earning 29 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Jesus has started 99 contests so far in his career and tallies 0.56 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Brazil has earned 59 goals in 9,454 minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder taking the field for Belgium. Bruyne has played 26,402 mins during 303 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 32 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 131 times in his career and he has scored 76 goals. He is currently averaging 0.26 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson has defended the goal for a total of 17,162 minutes and has 367 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.80 (152 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .725. The goalkeeper taking the field for Manchester City has faced 510 shots attempted at him in 192 starting assignments. Ederson (129-32-31 record in his career) has accumulated 84 clean sheets, which gives him a 43.8% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, Marseille got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Nîmes. Marseille earned a 83.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 15 of the 18 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 581 out of their 661 attempted passes for a rate of 87.9%. Marseille connected on 5 shots on target out of their 17 shots tried which had them stting at a 29.4% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 16 goals and 15 assists for all their games, Marseille is averaging 1.45 goals and 1.36 assists per 90 min.
Florian Thauvin will need to provide a spark for Marseille. The forward from France has been on the field for 18,130 mins while he has scored 82 goals. He has accounted for 26 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 211 outings during his career. You should also keep an eye on Dario Benedetto, the forward representing Marseille. Benedetto has earned himself a total of 28 yellow card cautions in 11,691 professional minutes (144 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.61. He has scored 79 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 23 times.
Steve Mandanda will reside in front of the net for Marseille. So far in his career, Mandanda has surrendered 480 goals and has tallied 1,134 saves in 443 starts. He has given up 1.09 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 214-122-104. He sports a save percentage of .708 and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.5%. Mandanda has earned 144 shutouts while seeing 1,595 shots against him in 39,468 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Manchester City (-244)
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