Chelsea vs Manchester City Prediction, 9/25/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Manchester City
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (+214) Manchester City (+141)
Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea (4-1-0, 1st in the EPL) play Manchester City (3-1-1, 5th in the EPL) at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Ederson for Manchester City. The line on this matchup has Chelsea coming in at +214 and the Citizens are priced at +141. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Chelsea took the field against Tottenham in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-0. Chelsea attempted 19 dribbles in this contest and converted 10 of the tries for a percentage of 52.6%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 88.4% received passes rate by connecting on 471 out of their 533 pass attempts last game.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Chelsea wrapped this game up at a 45.0% rate by hitting 9 shots on target out of 20 total shots. Chelsea averages 2.40 g/90 (12 goals in total) and have tallied 9 assists In all contests this season.
Romelu Lukaku is a guy who should impact this matchup for Chelsea. Lukaku has had a starting assignment in 334 outings so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.58 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Belgium has recorded 195 goals scored in 30,302 minutes played. He has totaled 60 assists while accumulating 29 yellow card cautions thus far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Kai Havertz, the forward who is from Germany. He has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times thus far in his career and he has scored 41 goals. Havertz has played 10,740 mins in 121 starts and has been handed a total of 12 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.34 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Chelsea will be Edouard Mendy. Mendy (49-33-24 record in his career) has accumulated 62 shutouts, which leaves him with a 44.6% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Senegal has seen 452 shots attempted against him in 139 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.9 (119 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 77.4. Mendy has defended the goal for 12,478 mins and has tallied 349 stops during his career.
For their last outing, Manchester City earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Southampton. Manchester City ended the game with a 63.2% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 out of the 19 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by converting 507 of the 567 passing attempts earning a rate of 89.4%. Manchester City converted 1 shot on target out of 16 shots attempted which had them at a 6.3% clip in their last game. With 10 goals and 7 assists in all their contests, Manchester City is averaging 2.00 goals and 1.40 assists per 90.
Jack Grealish should provide a spark for Manchester City. The forward hailing from England has totaled 16,793 minutes and has earned 35 goals. He has accumulated 39 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 36 times. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 183 outings during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder representing Belgium. He has earned 80 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 137 different times. Bruyne has earned himself 33 yellow card warnings in 27,694 minutes played (318 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.26.
Ederson will reside in front of the goal for Manchester City. Ederson has racked up 103 shutouts while seeing 573 shots tried against him in 19,952 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of 72.9 and his shutout rate sits at 46.2%. He has given up 0.77 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 152-35-36. During his professional soccer career, Ederson has conceded 170 goals and has 416 saves in 223 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chelsea (+214)
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