Everton vs Manchester City Prediction, 2/17/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs Manchester City
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (+450) Manchester City (-213)
Raheem Sterling and Manchester City (16-5-2, 1st in the EPL) go to Goodison Park on Wednesday where they'll take on Everton (11-4-7, 7th in the EPL). The expected starting goalies will be Jordan Pickford for Everton and Ederson for Manchester City. Everton are at +450 while the Citizens are priced at -213. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Everton faced off with Fulham in their last match and took a loss by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 87.3% passes received percentage by connecting on 467 out of their 535 passing attempts in their last match. Everton tried 7 dribbles in this match and were successful in 4 of those attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. Regarding shot accuracy, Everton walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 7 shots. Everton has an average of 1.50 goals per 90 minutes (33 goals in total) and have 23 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is a guy who should impact this matchup for Everton. Sigurdsson has been in the starting lineup in 317 contests in his career and accounts for 0.30 goals per 90. The forward representing Iceland has recorded 95 goals scored in 28,722 mins played. He has totaled 58 assists while tallying 27 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is James Rodriguez, the forward representing Colombia. He has assisted on a goal 84 times in his career while he has scored 82 goals. Rodriguez has earned 16,591 minutes in 190 starts and has been given a total of 23 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.44 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Everton is Jordan Pickford. Pickford has defended the goal for a total of 24,882 minutes and has 816 saves during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.4 (383 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 68.7. The goalkeeper born in England has seen 1,187 shots attempted at him in 278 career starts. Pickford (88-73-115 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 75 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.0% 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 2 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?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Manchester City (-213)
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