Watford vs Manchester United EPL Point Spread Picks 2/23/2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Old Trafford is the site where Daniel James and Manchester United (10-8-8, 7th in EPL) will play Watford (5-9-12, 19th in EPL) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers are Ben Foster for Watford and David de Gea for Manchester United. The moneyline on this game has Watford coming in at +453 and Manchester United are at -172. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Watford comes into this matchup with a mark of 5 victories, 9 draws, and 12 defeats which puts them at 19th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 24 goals which has them ranked at 18th in the league. Their goal differential is -16, which puts them at 19th in the league. When it comes to shots on target, they currently have a total of 79 which has them ranked at 19th in the league. As a unit, Watford has collected a total of 315 fouls which means they have an average of 12.1 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 24 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 20,775.
Troy Deeney is one of the players to keep an eye on for the Hornets. The forward from England has taken part in 479 contests in the time he's played soccer and has played 35,366 minutes. During that period of time, the 31-year-old has tallied 147 goals and has assisted on 62 goals. He's earned a career average of 73.8 minutes per appearance. Deeney has started 393 contests and has racked up 542 fouls over the course of that time. Concerning shots on target, Deeney has earned 395 which has him ranking 7th out of active players and 7th among forwards. Gerard Deulofeu is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Watford. The 25-year-old from Spain has netted 53 goals in the time he's played soccer which has him ranked 48th among active players in the league. He has played 14,396 minutes in the time he's played soccer which has him ranked 36th among active forwards and averages 60.2 mins per game which has him ranked 246th in the league. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has 179 shots on target which has him ranked 31st among active forwards.
The man protecting the goal for the Hornets is Ben Foster from England. He has totaled 37,173 mins protecting the goal over the course of his career. Foster has allowed an average of 1.40 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which has him sitting 25th among active goalies in EPL. Over the course of his career, he has surrendered 580 goals. He has a career save % of .712 which has him sitting 15th out of all active goalies.
Manchester United is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the season they have 10 wins, 8 draws, and 8 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they currently sit 4th in the EPL with +9. They currently have a total of 36 goals for this season. Manchester United has a team save % of .678 which is good for 9th in the EPL, which tells us chances to score may be limited. They have an average attendance of 72,635 which puts them at 1st in the EPL.
One of the best players for the Red Devils is Daniel James. The 21 year-old has fired 7 balls past the man in net over the course of his professional soccer career. He is ranked 80th among active midfielders in assists with 13 and has produced 42 shots on target. He has totaled 4,503 minutes and is averaging 77.6 mins per appearance. Another player to watch out for on this squad is Anthony Martial. The forward from France has scored 54 goals in his career which has him ranking 33rd among active forwards. He also has racked up 197 fouls.
In goal for the Red Devils is David de Gea who has played well in his career by allowing only 1.08 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 8th in professional soccer. In the 32,203 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he has allowed 388 goals. His career save percentage is .727 which has him ranking 7th among active goalkeepers in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Watford (+453)
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