Manchester United vs Leeds United Prediction, 12/20/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester United vs Leeds United
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Old Trafford in Manchester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester United (-175) Leeds United (+450)
Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United (7-2-3, 6th in the EPL) host Leeds United (5-2-6, 13th in the EPL) at Old Trafford on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are David de Gea for Manchester United and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. Leeds United are at at +450 while the Red Devils are at -175. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Manchester United took the field against Manchester City in their last game and walked away with a draw with a final of 0-0. Manchester United attempted 15 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In the passing game, they earned a 88.9% rate by connecting on 440 of the 495 pass attempts in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Manchester United finished at a 57.1% rate by landing 8 shots on target of 14 total shots. Manchester United has an average of 1.75 goals per 90 (21 goals in total) and are sitting with 15 assists in all games for the year.
Bruno Fernandes is a player who should be able to impact this match for Manchester United. He has accounted for 53 assists while earning 45 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Fernandes has had a starting assignment in 201 games during his career and accounts for 0.37 G/90. The midfielder representing Portugal has racked up 73 goals in 17,715 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Marcus Rashford, the forward hailing from England. Rashford has accumulated 10,378 minutes in 112 career starts and has been given 13 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 25 times so far in his career while scoring 49 goals. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Manchester United is David de Gea. de Gea has played for 34,138 mins and is sitting with 1,080 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.08 (411 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .733. The keeper born in Spain has had 1,471 shots tried against him in 380 starts. de Gea (204-86-90 record in his career) has recorded 131 shutouts, which gives him a 34.5% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Leeds United walked away with a victory by a final of 5-2 against Newcastle United. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 471 out of their 560 attempted passes for a rate of 84.1%. Leeds United finished with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by completing 10 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. Leeds United converted 9 shots tried out of their 25 shots tried which gave them a 36.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 22 goals and 15 assists in all their matches, Leeds United averages 1.69 goals and 1.15 assists per 90 minutes.
Patrick Bamford will need to be on top of his game for Leeds United. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 177 matches in his career. The forward representing England has been on the pitch for 15,746 professional minutes and has scored 89 goals. He has 19 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. Make sure to watch out for Helder Costa, the forward who is from Angola. He has earned 25 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 25 different times. Costa has been handed a total of 14 yellow card warnings in 10,743 professional minutes (123 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.21.
Illan Meslier will reside in front of the goal for Leeds United. Meslier has racked up 20 shutouts while defending 89 shots against him in 4,590 minutes in his career. He sports a save percentage of .730 and his clean sheet rate sits at 39.2%. He has given up 1.18 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 25-12-14. In his pro soccer career, Meslier has conceded 60 goals and has tallied 65 saves in 51 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester United (-175)
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