Manchester City vs Porto Prediction, 10/21/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Porto
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-250) Porto (+550)
Raheem Sterling and Manchester City host Porto at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. The starting goalkeepers will be Ederson for Manchester City and Agustin Marchesin for Porto. Man City are at -250 while Porto are at +550. The total is set at 2.5.
Manchester City played Arsenal in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 1 - 0. Manchester City attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and completed 13 of the attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In regard to passing, they earned a 92.7% passes received percentage by converting 606 of the 654 pass attempts last contest. In terms of shooting accuracy, Manchester City walked away from the pitch at a 38.5% rate by landing 5 SoT of 13 total shots. Manchester City is averaging 1.75 goals per 90 minutes (7 total goals) and have earned 4 assists in all competitions for the year.
Raheem Sterling is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Manchester City. Sterling has been a starter in 223 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from England has racked up 88 goals scored in 19,828 professional minutes played. He has totaled 46 assists while accumulating 29 yellow card warnings in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Riyad Mahrez, the forward who is from Algeria. He has assisted on a goal 57 times in his career while he has scored 67 total goals. Mahrez has 19,319 minutes during 220 career starts and has been given a total of 12 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.31 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson has seen the pitch for a total of 16,622 minutes and has earned 361 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.80 (148 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .727. The goalie taking the field for Manchester City has had 501 shots attempted at him in 186 career starts. Ederson (126-30-30 record during his career) has earned 81 clean sheets, which gives him a 43.5% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Porto finished locked up with a final of 2 - 2 against Sporting CP. Porto connected on 5 SoT out of their 10 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 12 goals and 9 assists In all their contests, Porto is averaging 3.00 goals and 2.25 assists per 90.
Jesus Corona will need to provide a lift for Porto. He averages 0.23 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 172 matches during his pro soccer career. The forward representing Mexico has 15,026 professional minutes while scoring 38 goals. He has totaled 33 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times. You should also keep an eye on Sergio Oliveira, the midfielder representing for Porto. Oliveira has been given 35 yellow cards in 8,905 minutes played (97 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.20. He has earned 20 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 15 different times.
Agustin Marchesin will be looking after the goal for Porto. Marchesin has accumulated 76 shutouts while defending 599 shots against him in 18,097 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of .726 and his shutout rate is 37.6%. He has allowed 1.06 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 99-49-53. In his career, Marchesin has allowed 213 goals and has 423 stops in 202 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Manchester City (-250)
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