Norwich City vs Manchester City Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/26/2020
Game: Norwich City vs Manchester City
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: NBC Sports Gold
Odds/Point Spread: Canaries (+1200) Citizens (-800)
Tom Trybull and Norwich City (5-6-26, 20th in EPL) host Manchester City (25-3-9, 2nd in EPL) at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, July 26, 2020. The goalkeepers expected to start are Ederson for Manchester City and Tim Krul for Norwich City. The line on this game has Manchester City coming in at -800 and the Canaries are priced at +1200. The O/U opens at 3.5.
Norwich City comes into this matchup with a mark of 5 victories, 6 draws, and 26 defeats putting them at 20th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 25 goals which has them sitting at 20th in the league. Their goal differential is -44, putting them at 20th in the league. When looking at shots on target, they have a total of 120 which has them sitting at 16th in the league. As a group, Norwich City has racked up a total of 359 fouls which means they have an average of 9.7 fouls per contest. They have a total of 21 points for this year.
Tom Trybull is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Canaries. The midfielder from Germany has competed in 161 contests in his professional soccer career and has totaled 11,418 mins. During that time, the 26-year-old has connected on 5 goals and has assisted on 6 goals. For his career he is averaging 70.9 mins per appearance. Trybull has started 134 contests and has racked up 204 fouls during that period. When it comes to shots on target, Trybull has totaled 29 which has him ranking 225th when compared to active players and 100th among midfielders. Teemu Pukki is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Norwich City. The 29-year-old from Finland has scored 129 goals in the time he has played soccer which has him ranked 10th among active players in soccer. He has played 22,935 mins in the time he has played soccer which has him ranked 18th among active forwards and averages 66.9 mins per game which has him ranked 207th in soccer. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has produced 328 shots on target which has him ranked 11th among active forwards.
Protecting the net for the Canaries is Tim Krul from the Netherlands. He has totaled 26,122 mins minding the net in his career. Krul has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 mins in his career which has him ranking 29th among active goalies in EPL. Over the course of his career, he's surrendered 434 goals. His career save percentage is .677 which has him ranking 28th among active goalies.
Manchester City will be standing on the other sideline and for the 2020 season they sit with 25 wins, 3 draws, and 9 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the league with +62. They have compiled a total of 95 goals for this year. Manchester City F.C. has a save % as a team of .689 which currently has them ranked 10th in the league, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Citizens is Riyad Mahrez. The 28 year-old has guided 65 balls into the goal over the course of his pro soccer career. He sits at 6th among active forwards in assists with 56 and has earned 225 shots on target. He has totaled 19,014 mins and holds an average of 68.6 minutes per game. Another good player on this squad is Rodri. The midfielder from Spain has connected on 7 goals in his career which places him at 98th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 199 fouls.
In net for the Citizens is Ederson who has had a solid career by allowing only 0.78 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 2nd in professional soccer. In the 16,172 minutes he's been on the field as a goaltender in his career, he has allowed 141 goals. He holds a career save % of .710 which has him ranked 17th among all goalkeepers still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Manchester City (-800)
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