Norwich City vs Arsenal Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/1/2020
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Emirates Stadium is the site where Teemu Pukki and Norwich City (5-6-20, 20th in EPL) will play Arsenal (10-13-8, 9th in EPL) on Wednesday. The probable starting goaltenders are Emiliano Martínez for Arsenal and Tim Krul for Norwich City. The line on this matchup has Arsenal priced at -175 and the Canaries are priced at +550. The total opens at 2.5.
Norwich City comes into this match holding a mark of 5 victories, 6 draws, and 20 defeats putting them at 20th in EPL. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 24 goals which is good for 20th in the league. Their goal differential is -31, putting them at 20th in the league. With regard to shots on target, they currently have a total of 109 which is good for 14th in the league. As a team, Norwich City has collected a total of 288 fouls which means they are averaging 9.3 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 21 points for the 2020 season and they have an average attendance of 27,025.
Teemu Pukki is one of the best players for the Canaries. The forward from Finland has competed in 338 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has played 22,704 mins. During that time, the 29-year-old has tallied 129 goals and has had an assist on 37 goals. He has a career average of 67.2 mins per appearance. Pukki has been a starter in 249 games and has a total of 236 fouls over the course of that time. When discussing shots on target, Pukki has produced 328 which ranks him 13th when compared to active players and 10th among forwards. Josip Drmic is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Norwich City. The 26-year-old from Switzerland has tallied 50 goals in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 55th out of all players still active in professional soccer. He has totaled 9,387 mins in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 59th among active forwards and is averaging 50.7 mins per game which puts him at 271st in professional soccer. Over the course of his career, he has produced 121 shots on target which puts him at 49th among active forwards.
Looking after the net for the Canaries is Tim Krul from the Netherlands. He has played a total of 25,582 mins in net in his career. Krul has given up an average of 1.48 goals per 90 mins in his career which places him at 29th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. Over the course of his career, he has allowed 420 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .679 which places him at 28th among active goalies.
Arsenal will be the team across the field and for the 2020 season they sit with 10 wins, 13 draws, and 8 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are sitting 8th in the league with +2. They have compiled a total of 43 goals for the season. Arsenal has a save percentage as a team of .774 which has them sitting 2nd in the league, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have an average crowd of 60,279 which is good for 2nd in the league.
One of the top players for the Gunners is Granit Xhaka. The 26 year-old has fired 15 balls past the goaltender in the time he's played professional soccer. He sits at 70th among active midfielders in assists with 18 and has connected on 87 shots on target. He has played 21,479 minutes and is averaging 78.1 mins per appearance. Another good player on this squad is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The forward from Gabon has a total of 188 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 4th among active forwards. He also has a total of 265 fouls.
In goal for the Gunners is Emiliano Martínez who has had an marginal career by giving up 1.33 goals per 90 minutes and that has him 23rd in professional soccer. In the 5,629 minutes he's played in his career, he's given up 83 goals. He has a career save percentage of .710 which puts him at 18th among active goalkeepers in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Norwich City (+550)
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