Sheffield United vs Arsenal EPL Picks & Predictions 1/18/2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020
John Lundstram and Sheffield United (8-8-6, 6th in EPL) head to Emirates Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Arsenal (6-10-6, 10th in EPL). The goalkeepers expected to start are Dean Henderson for Sheffield United and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. The odds on this matchup have Sheffield United coming in at +335 and Arsenal are at -120. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Sheffield United comes into this game holding a mark of 8 wins, 8 draws, and 6 losses putting them at 6th in EPL. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 22 goals which has them at 15th in the EPL. Their goal differential is +3, putting them at 7th in the EPL. With reference to shots on target, they currently have a total of 70 which has them at 15th in the EPL. As a team, Sheffield United has racked up a total of 237 fouls which has them averaging 10.8 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 32 points for the season and they are averaging an attendance of 30,738.
John Lundstram is one of the standout players to watch for the Blades. The midfielder from England has competed in 212 games in the time he's played professional soccer and has totaled 16,092 mins. In that time, the 25-year-old has racked up 12 goals and has had an assist on 16 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 75.9 minutes per game. Lundstram has started 181 games and has committed 174 fouls over the course of that time. In discussing shots on target, Lundstram has earned 50 which has him ranked 174th when compared to active players and 85th among midfielders. David McGoldrick is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Sheffield United. The 31-year-old from Ireland has racked up 100 goals over the course of his career which puts him at 18th when compared to active players in soccer. He has totaled 27,672 mins over the course of his career which puts him at 9th among active forwards and is averaging 68.8 mins per appearance which puts him at 192nd in soccer. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has earned 407 shots on target which puts him at 5th among active forwards.
The man in goal for the Blades is Dean Henderson from England. He has racked up 10,080 mins defending the net for his career. Henderson has allowed 0.87 goals per 90 mins for his career which has him ranked 3rd out of all active goalies in EPL. During his career, he's surrendered 97 goals. He has a career save percentage of .766 which has him ranked 2nd among active professional goalies.
Arsenal is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 6 victories, 10 draws, and 6 losses. in respect to goal differential, they currently sit 9th in the league with -2. They have compiled a total of 29 goals for the 2019 season. Arsenal has a team save percentage of .721 which currently has them ranked 5th in the league, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They are averaging an attendance of 60,278 putting them at 2nd in the league.
One of the guys to remember for the Gunners is Alexandre Lacazette. The 28 year-old has put 132 balls into the goal over the course of his career. He is sitting at 22nd among active forwards in assists with 35 and has totaled 306 shots on target. He has played 20,682 minutes and has an average of 72.6 mins per game. Another one of the great players on this squad is Lucas Torreira. The midfielder from Uruguay has tallied 10 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranked 90th among active midfielders. He also has racked up 152 fouls.
In goal for the Gunners is Bernd Leno who has had an average career by surrendering 1.24 goals per 90 mins and that places him 16th in the Premier League. In the 30,915 minutes he has been on the field in his career, he's allowed 427 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .694 which has him ranked 22nd among all goalies still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sheffield United (+335)
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