Leicester City vs Leeds United Prediction, 1/31/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Leeds United
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (-118) Leeds United (+290)
King Power Stadium is the venue where Harvey Barnes and Leicester City (12-3-5, 3rd in the EPL) will play Leeds United (8-2-9, 12th in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. Leeds United are at at +290 while the Foxes are at -118. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Leicester City stepped onto the pitch against Everton in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 88.4% received passes rate by connecting on 517 of the 585 passing targets in their last outing. Leicester City attempted 18 dribbles in this match and completed 7 of those tries for a rate of 38.9%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Leicester City finished the game at a 27.8% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 18 total shots. Leicester City is averaging 1.65 g/90 (33 goals in total) and have 22 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Harvey Barnes is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Leicester City. He has 21 assists while accumulating 3 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Barnes has been given a starting assignment in 113 matchups in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in England has totaled 33 goals scored in 9,853 minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is James Maddison, the midfielder hailing from England. Maddison has accumulated 12,994 mins during 145 starting assignments and has been given 23 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 27 times in his career while scoring 41 total goals. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Leicester City will be Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel has played for a total of 46,544 minutes and has earned 1,520 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.12 (581 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .730. The keeper born in Denmark has faced 2,084 shots attempted against him in 517 starts. Schmeichel (237-134-148 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 178 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 34.4% clean sheet rate.
In their last outing, Leeds United earned three points by winning 2-1 against Newcastle United. They wrapped up this match by converting 351 of the 450 passing attempts for a percentage of 78.0%. Leeds United finished with a 70.0% successful dribble rate by converting 7 out of the 10 dribbles they attempted. Leeds United landed 2 shots attempted out of 9 shots attempted giving them a 22.2% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 31 goals and 22 assists in all matches, Leeds United averages 1.63 goals and 1.16 assists per 90.
Helder Costa should provide solid play for Leeds United. The forward representing Angola has been on the pitch for 10,753 minutes and has scored 25 goals. He has collected 14 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. He currently averages 0.21 G/90 and has started 123 games in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Patrick Bamford, the forward representing England. He has earned 90 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 13 different times. Bamford has been given a total of 19 yellow card cautions in 16,255 mins played (183 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.50.
Illan Meslier is expected to look after the goal for Leeds United. So far in his career, Meslier has conceded 70 goals while tallying 88 stops in 56 starts. He has surrendered 1.25 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 28-12-16. He sports a save percentage of .733 and his shutout rate sits at 39.3%. Meslier has 22 shutouts and has seen 120 shots against him in 5,040 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leeds United (+290)
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