Manchester City vs Southampton Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/5/2020
Sunday, July 5, 2020
St. Mary's Stadium
Kyle Walker and Manchester City (21-3-8, 2nd in EPL) host Southampton (12-4-16, 14th in EPL) at St. Mary's Stadium on Sunday, July 5, 2020. The expected starting goalkeepers are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Ederson for Manchester City. Man City are at at -347 while Southampton are at +1078. The O/U has been set at 3.
Manchester City comes into this match holding a record of 21 wins, 3 draws, and 8 defeats putting them at 2nd in EPL. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 80 goals which has them sitting at 1st in the league. Their goal differential is +48, putting them at 1st in the league. In discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 197 which has them sitting at 1st in the league. As a unit, Manchester City F.C. has a total of 300 fouls which has them averaging 9.4 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 66 points for the season and they are averaging a crowd of 54,219.
Kyle Walker is a great player to watch for the Citizens. The defender from England has taken part in 344 contests in the time he's played professional soccer and has played 29,783 minutes. In that time, the 29-year-old has tallied 7 goals and has had an assist on 30 goals. He's earned a career average of 86.6 mins per game. Walker has started 338 contests and has a total of 279 fouls during that period. With reference to shots on target, Walker has connected on 48 which is 178th when compared to active players and 27th among defenders. Rodri is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Manchester City. The 23-year-old from Spain has scored 7 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranking 225th when compared to active players in the EPL. He has played 9,138 minutes in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranking 87th among active midfielders and has an average of 72.0 mins per game which has him ranking 168th in the EPL. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has 27 shots on target which has him ranking 102nd among active midfielders.
The goalie for the Citizens is Ederson from Brazil. He has played a total of 15,722 mins protecting the goal in his career. Ederson has given up 0.80 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him ranked 2nd out of all active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he's surrendered 139 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .710 which has him ranked 19th among active professional goalies.
Southampton will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the 2020 season they have 12 wins, 4 draws, and 16 defeats. Concerning goal differential, they rank 15th in the EPL with -14. They currently have a total of 41 goals for the 2020 season. Southampton has a save percentage as a team of .634 which has them 18th in the EPL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have an average crowd of 29,675 which is good for 15th in the EPL.
One of the players to watch for the Saints is Danny Ings. The 27 year-old has drilled 73 balls past the goalie in the time he's played professional soccer. He is sitting at 49th among active forwards in assists with 19 and has connected on 217 shots on target. He has totaled 15,520 mins and holds an average of 70.9 mins per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this team is Ryan Bertrand. The defender from England has netted 8 goals over the course of his career which is 55th among active defenders. He also has a total of 312 fouls.
In net for the Saints is Alex McCarthy who has had a rough career by surrendering 1.42 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 28th in the EPL. In the 19,010 mins he's played over the course of his career, he's allowed 300 goals. His career save percentage is .704 which has him placed 21st among all goalies still active in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Manchester City (-347) and over the total goals
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