Sheffield United vs Leicester City Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/16/2020
Game: Sheffield United vs Leicester City
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Blades (+800) Foxes (-250)
Oliver McBurnie and Sheffield United (14-12-9, 7th in EPL) host Leicester City (17-8-10, 4th in EPL) at King Power Stadium on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The goalkeepers expected to start are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Dean Henderson for Sheffield United. The line on this game has Leicester City priced at -250 and United are at +800. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Sheffield United steps onto the field with a mark of 14 victories, 12 draws, and 9 losses putting them at 7th in EPL. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 35 goals which is 15th in the league. Their goal differential is +5, putting them at 9th in the league. In discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 106 which is 18th in the league. As a team, Sheffield United has compiled a total of 373 fouls which means they are averaging 10.7 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 54 points for this season.
Oliver McBurnie is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Blades. The forward from Scotland has played in 145 games over the course of his professional soccer career and has played 8,999 mins. Up to now, the 23-year-old has tallied 45 goals and has assisted on 7 goals. He's earned a career average of 62.1 mins per game. McBurnie has started 94 games and has totaled 125 fouls in that time. In the matter of shots on target, McBurnie has totaled 101 which puts him at 105th out of all players still active and 55th among forwards. David McGoldrick is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Sheffield United. The 31-year-old from Ireland has tallied 102 goals in his career which has him ranked 18th when compared to all players still active in the Premier League. He has totaled 28,026 mins in his career which has him ranked 9th among active forwards and averages 68.5 mins per game which has him ranked 190th in the Premier League. In his career, he has connected on 410 shots on target which has him ranked 5th among active forwards.
In goal for the Blades is Dean Henderson from England. He has been on the field a total of 11,160 minutes minding the goal for his career. Henderson has allowed 0.85 goals per 90 minutes for his career which places him at 3rd among active goalies in the Premier League. During his career, he has surrendered 106 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .769 which places him at 1st out of all active goalies.
Leicester City is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the campaign they sit with 17 wins, 8 draws, and 10 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are currently sitting 3rd in the league with +29. They currently have a total of 63 goals for 2020. Leicester City has a save percentage as a team of .760 which currently has them sitting 2nd in the league, which means chances to score may be scarce.
One of the guys to watch for the Foxes is Harvey Barnes. The 21 year-old has fired 27 balls into the net over the course of his pro soccer career. He is ranked 71st among active midfielders in assists with 18 and has earned 96 shots on target. He has played a total of 8,234 mins and averages 67.5 minutes per appearance. Another name to know on this team is Dennis Praet. The midfielder from Belgium has a total of 25 goals in his career which places him at 56th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 139 fouls.
In net for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has played well in his career by allowing only 1.12 goals per 90 mins and that places him 9th in the Premier League. In the 44,474 mins he's been on the field in his career, he's given up 554 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .724 which has him sitting 8th among all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Leicester City (-250)
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