Manchester City vs Sheffield United Expert EPL Picks Against the Spread 1/21/2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Raheem Sterling and Manchester City (15-2-5, 2nd in EPL) travel to Bramall Lane on Tuesday where they'll take on Sheffield United (8-8-6, 6th in EPL). The expected starting goalies are Ederson for Manchester City and Dean Henderson for Sheffield United. United are at at +745 while Man City are priced at -251. The over/under opens at 3.
Manchester City comes into this matchup with a mark of 15 victories, 2 draws, and 5 losses ranking them 2nd in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 62 goals which is 1st in the league. Their goal differential is +37, ranking them 1st in the league. With reference to shots on target, they have a total of 149 which is 1st in the league. As a unit, Manchester City F.C. currently has a total of 223 fouls which has them averaging 10.1 fouls per game. They have a total of 47 points for the year and they have an average crowd of 54,386.
Raheem Sterling is one of the best players for the Citizens. The forward from England has taken part in 246 contests in the time he's played soccer and has totaled 18,504 minutes. In that time, the 24-year-old has scored 77 goals and has had an assist on 45 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 75.2 minutes per game. Sterling has been a starter in 208 contests and has racked up 290 fouls in the process. As to shots on target, Sterling has 207 which puts him at 41st when compared to all players still active and 25th among forwards. Kevin De Bruyne is another guy to watch out for on the team from Manchester City. The 28-year-old from Belgium has racked up 68 goals in his career which is 37th out of all players still active in the Premier League. He has totaled 24,584 minutes in his career which is 25th among active midfielders and is averaging 77.1 mins per appearance which is 118th in the Premier League. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has totaled 261 shots on target which is 10th among active midfielders.
The man protecting the goal for the Citizens is Ederson from Brazil. He has totaled 14,822 minutes defending the net in his career. Ederson has conceded an average of 0.80 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him placed 2nd among active goalies in EPL. During his career, he has given up 131 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .711 which has him placed 16th out of all active professional goalies.
Sheffield United will be standing on the other sideline and for the campaign they sit with 8 victories, 8 draws, and 6 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the EPL with +3. They currently have a total of 22 goals for this year. Sheffield United has a team save percentage of .731 which currently has them sitting 4th in the EPL, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging a crowd of 30,738 ranking them 13th in the EPL.
One of the top players for the Blades is John Lundstram. The 25 year-old has put 12 balls into the back of the net over the course of his career. He is placed at 73rd among active midfielders in assists with 16 and has 50 shots on target. He has totaled 16,092 minutes and has an average of 75.9 minutes per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad is David McGoldrick. The forward from Ireland has a total of 100 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranking 15th among active forwards. He also has committed 418 fouls.
In net for the Blades is Dean Henderson who has had a solid career by surrendering only 0.87 goals per 90 mins and that places him 3rd in the Premier League. In the 10,080 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he's surrendered 97 goals. He has a career save percentage of .766 which places him at 2nd out of all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Manchester City (-251)
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