West Ham United vs Manchester City EPL Picks 2/9/2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Etihad Stadium is the venue where Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City (16-3-6, 2nd in EPL) will take on West Ham United (6-6-13, 18th in EPL) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start are Lukasz Fabianski for West Ham United and Ederson for Manchester City. The line on this game has West Ham United priced at +2040 and Man City are priced at -1111. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
West Ham United comes into this game with a mark of 6 victories, 6 draws, and 13 defeats putting them at 18th in EPL. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 30 goals which is good for 11th in the league. Their goal differential is -13, putting them at 16th in the league. With reference to shots on target, they currently have a total of 108 which is good for 9th in the league. As a team, West Ham United has a total of 266 fouls which means they have an average of 10.6 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 24 points for this season and they are averaging an attendance of 59,922.
Sébastien Haller is one of the standout players to watch for the Hammers. The forward from France has competed in 216 contests in the time he's played soccer and has totaled 16,136 minutes. Up to now, the 25-year-old has scored 77 goals and has assisted on 30 goals. He's earned a career average of 74.7 mins per game. Haller has started 181 contests and has totaled 235 fouls in the process. When it comes to shots on target, Haller has earned 189 which places him at 47th when compared to all players still active and 29th among forwards. Aaron Cresswell is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from West Ham United. The 29-year-old from England has scored 19 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which is 142nd out of all players still active in soccer. He has played a total of 32,746 mins which is 6th among active defenders and has an average of 86.6 minutes per appearance which is 15th in soccer. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has 99 shots on target which is 3rd among active defenders.
The man in net for the Hammers is Lukasz Fabianski from Poland. He has totaled 25,218 minutes defending the goal for his career. Fabianski has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 minutes for his career which ranks him 21st out of all active goalies in the Premier League. For his career, he's given up 372 goals. He has a career save % of .708 which ranks him 17th among active professional goalies.
Manchester City is the team looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they have 16 wins, 3 draws, and 6 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are currently ranked 2nd in the EPL with +36. They have earned a total of 65 goals for this year. Manchester City F.C. has a save percentage as a team of .623 which currently has them ranked 17th in the EPL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are averaging a crowd of 54,391 which puts them at 5th in the EPL.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the Citizens is Kevin De Bruyne. The 28 year-old has drilled 68 balls past the goalie over the course of his professional soccer career. He ranks 1st among active midfielders in assists with 121 and has connected on 262 shots on target. He has played a total of 24,854 minutes and has an average of 77.2 minutes per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad is Raheem Sterling. The forward from England has racked up 77 goals in his career which has him sitting in 23rd among active forwards. He also has totaled 291 fouls.
In net for the Citizens is Ederson who has had a good career by giving up only 0.81 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 2nd in the league. In the 15,092 minutes he's played over the course of his career, he has surrendered 135 goals. He's earned a career save % of .707 which puts him at 18th among all goalkeepers still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take West Ham United (+2040)
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