Manchester City vs West Brom Prediction, 12/15/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs West Brom
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-1111) West Brom (+1500)
Etihad Stadium is the venue where Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City (5-4-2, 9th in the EPL) will play West Brom (1-3-8, 19th in the EPL) on Tuesday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Ederson for Manchester City and Sam Johnstone for West Brom. The moneyline on this game has Manchester City priced at -1111 and the Baggies are priced at +1500. The total is set at 3.5.
Manchester City stepped onto the pitch against Manchester United in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. Manchester City attempted 25 dribbles in this outing and completed 16 of those tries for a rate of 64.0%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 89.1% received passes rate by converting 529 of the 594 pass attempts last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Manchester City wrapped this game up at a 22.2% rate by landing 2 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Manchester City has an average of 1.55 goals per 90 min (17 total goals) and have accounted for 13 assists In all contests this season.
Kevin De Bruyne is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Manchester City. Bruyne has been in the starting lineup in 304 games in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.26 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in Belgium has 76 goals scored in 26,492 mins played. He has accounted for 131 assists while accumulating 32 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Raheem Sterling, the forward representing England. He has helped on a goal 46 times thus far in his career while scoring 89 total goals. Sterling has been on the field for 20,297 minutes in 228 career starting assignments and has been given 30 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Manchester City is Ederson. Ederson (129-33-31 mark in his career) has 85 shutouts, which gives him a 44.0% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from Brazil has faced 511 shots attempted against him in 193 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.79 (152 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .726. Ederson has been on the pitch for a total of 17,252 minutes and has 368 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last game, West Brom took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Newcastle United. They finished the match by converting 420 of the 515 passing attempts for a rate of 81.6%. West Brom had a 72.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 out of the 11 dribbles they attempted. West Brom landed 3 shots tried out of their 13 shots tried giving them a 23.1% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 9 goals and 5 assists in all matches, West Brom averages 0.75 goals and 0.42 assists per 90.
Callum Robinson should provide solid play for West Brom. The forward hailing from England has totaled 11,990 mins and has scored 40 goals. He has 10 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times. He scores 0.30 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 137 contests in his career. You should also keep an eye on Conor Gallagher, the midfielder representing England. He has earned 8 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 8 times. Gallagher has been given a total of 14 yellow cards in 4,591 minutes played (52 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.16.
Sam Johnstone is expected to look after the goal for West Brom. Johnstone has accumulated 77 clean sheets and has defended 971 shots attempted against him in 21,960 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of .717 and his shutout rate is currently 31.6%. He has allowed 1.18 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 103-71-70. During his pro soccer career, Johnstone has surrendered 287 goals and has 698 saves in 244 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take West Brom (+1500)
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