Southampton vs Leicester City EPL Game Picks 1/11/2020
Saturday, January 11, 2020
King Power Stadium
James Ward-Prowse and Southampton (7-4-10, 12th in EPL) are headed to King Power Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Leicester City (14-3-4, 2nd in EPL). The probable starting goalies are Alex McCarthy for Southampton and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at -206 while Southampton are at +587. The over/under opens at 3.
Southampton comes into this matchup with a record of 7 victories, 4 draws, and 10 losses which puts them at 12th in EPL. So far this season, they have earned a total of 25 goals which puts them at 10th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -13, which puts them at 18th in the EPL. Regarding shots on target, they currently have a total of 86 which puts them at 11th in the EPL. As a group, Southampton has earned a total of 251 fouls which means they are averaging 12 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 25 points for this year and they are averaging an attendance of 29,646.
James Ward-Prowse is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Saints. The midfielder from England has participated in 214 contests in his career and has totaled 12,562 mins. During that period of time, the 24-year-old has scored 21 goals and has assisted on 21 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 58.7 minutes per appearance. Ward-Prowse has started 134 contests and has totaled 161 fouls during that period. When it comes to shots on target, Ward-Prowse has 90 which is 117th when compared to all players still active and 54th among midfielders. Danny Ings is another guy to watch out for on the team from Southampton. The 27-year-old from England has racked up 68 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 36th when compared to active players in the Premier League. He has totaled 14,702 minutes over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 35th among active forwards and holds an average of 70.7 mins per game which places him at 176th in the Premier League. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has earned 206 shots on target which places him at 25th among active forwards.
In goal for the Saints is Alex McCarthy from England. He has racked up 18,020 minutes minding the goal for his career. McCarthy has surrendered 1.41 goals per 90 minutes for his career which places him at 25th among active goalies in EPL. For his career, he's given up 283 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .709 which places him at 17th among active goalies.
Leicester City is the team looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 14 victories, 3 draws, and 4 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they sit 3rd in the EPL with +27. They currently have a total of 44 goals for the season. Leicester City has a save % as a team of .729 which has them sitting 3rd in the EPL, meaning they are difficult to score against. They are averaging a crowd of 32,046 ranking them 11th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to remember for the Foxes is James Maddison. The 22 year-old has delivered 35 balls past the goaltender over the course of his career. He ranks 44th among active midfielders in assists with 25 and has earned 97 shots on target. He has played a total of 10,866 mins and averages 71.5 minutes per game. Another player to watch out for on this team is Jamie Vardy. The forward from England has netted 148 goals in his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 6th among active forwards. He also has racked up 269 fouls.
In goal for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has had a good career by allowing only 1.12 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 8th in the league. In the 43,214 mins he has been on the field in his career, he has allowed 537 goals. He has a career save percentage of .726 which places him at 7th out of all active goalkeepers in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Leicester City (-206)
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