Manchester United vs Manchester City Prediction, 12/12/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester United vs Manchester City
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Old Trafford in Manchester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester United (+280) Manchester City (-111)
Old Trafford is the venue where Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United (6-1-3, 5th in the EPL) will play Manchester City (5-3-2, 6th in the EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be David de Gea for Manchester United and Ederson for Manchester City. Manchester United are at +280 while the Citizens are priced at -111. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Manchester United stepped onto the pitch against West Ham United in their last game and notched a win by a score of 3-1. Manchester United tried 14 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 11 of those attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 87.1% passes received rate by connecting on 549 out of their 630 pass attempts in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Manchester United finished at a 40.0% rate by hitting 6 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Manchester United is averaging 1.80 goals per 90 (18 total goals) and have accounted for 13 assists in all contests for the year.
Bruno Fernandes is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Manchester United. He has totaled 53 assists while accumulating 45 yellow card cautions in his career. Fernandes has been a starter in 199 games in his career and has 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from Portugal has earned 73 goals scored in 17,546 minutes. Another guy who should impact this match is Marcus Rashford, the forward hailing from England. Rashford has accumulated 10,198 minutes in 110 career starts and has been handed a total of 13 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 47 total goals. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Manchester United is David de Gea. de Gea has defended the goal for a total of 34,048 mins and has tallied 1,078 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.09 (411 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .732. The goalkeeper hailing from Spain has faced 1,469 shots attempted at him in 379 starting assignments. de Gea (204-85-90 record during his career) has 130 shutouts, which gives him a 34.3% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Manchester City took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Fulham. Manchester City finished with a 58.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 731 out of their 793 attempted passes earning a percentage of 92.2%. Manchester City landed 5 shots on goal out of the team's 15 shots tried which gave them a 33.3% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 17 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, Manchester City averages 1.70 goals and 1.30 assists per 90 minutes.
Raheem Sterling will need to provide a lift for Manchester City. He sports an average of 0.40 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 227 games in his career. The forward born in England has been on the pitch for 20,207 minutes while scoring 89 goals. He has accumulated 30 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 46 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Gabriel Jesus, the forward who is from Brazil. He has scored 59 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 27 different times. Jesus has been given a total of 29 yellow cards in 9,454 mins (99 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.56.
Ederson will reside in front of the net for Manchester City. During his professional soccer career, Ederson has allowed 152 goals and has accumulated 367 saves in 192 starts. He has conceded 0.80 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 129-32-31. He has a save percentage of .725 and his shutout rate is currently 43.8%. Ederson has 84 clean sheets and has defended 510 shots attempted against him in 17,162 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Manchester City (-111) and over 2.5 goals
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