Arsenal vs Manchester City Prediction, 2/21/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arsenal vs Manchester City
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Emirates Stadium in London, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Arsenal (+500) Manchester City (-213)
Emirates Stadium is the venue where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal (10-4-10, 10th in the EPL) will take on Manchester City (16-5-2, 1st in the EPL) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers will be Bernd Leno for Arsenal and Ederson for Manchester City. The odds on this contest have Arsenal priced at +500 and the Citizens are priced at -213. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Arsenal took the field against Leeds United in their last game and notched a win by a score of 4-2. Arsenal attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 9 of those attempts for a rate of 50.0%. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 80.3% passes received rate by completing 351 of the 437 pass targets last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Arsenal ended this match at a 33.3% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 12 total shots. Arsenal is averaging 1.29 goals per 90 minutes (31 total goals) and are sitting with 23 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a player who should be able to impact this match for Arsenal. He has accounted for 51 assists while accumulating 23 yellow card cautions during his career. Aubameyang has had a starting assignment in 323 games in his career while scoring 0.62 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing France has totaled 201 goals scored in 28,981 minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Alexandre Lacazette, the forward who is from France. Lacazette has earned 22,839 minutes in 262 career starts and has been given 40 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 39 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 145 goals. He scores 0.57 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Arsenal is Bernd Leno. Leno has played for a total of 33,635 minutes and has accumulated 1,050 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.2 (459 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 70.7. The goalie born in Germany has faced 1,491 shots tried at him in 374 starts. Leno (167-97-109 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 112 shutouts, which gives him a 29.9% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Manchester City walked away with a victory by a final of 3-0 against Tottenham. They wrapped up this match by completing 646 of the 695 passes they tried earning a rate of 92.9%. Manchester City had a 64.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 16 out of the 25 dribbles they attempted. Manchester City connected on 5 shots attempted out of the team's 14 shots attempted which gave them a 35.7% clip when they last took the field. Having tallied 46 goals and 32 assists for all their games, Manchester City has an average of 2.00 goals and 1.39 assists per 90 minutes.
Raheem Sterling should provide solid play for Manchester City. He is currently averaging 0.40 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 238 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from England has 21,187 mins while scoring 94 goals. He has 30 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 50 times. Make sure to watch out for Phil Foden, the midfielder representing England. He has scored 11 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 6 different times. Foden has earned himself 0 yellow cards in 2,398 professional minutes played (24 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.41.
Ederson will reside in front of the net for Manchester City. Ederson has tallied 94 shutouts and defended 530 shots against him in 18,242 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of 73.4 and his shutout rate is currently 46.1%. He has surrendered 0.76 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 139-34-31. So far in his career, Ederson has surrendered 154 goals while earning 387 stops in 204 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester City (-213)
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