Leicester City vs Manchester United Prediction, 10/16/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Manchester United
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (+203) Manchester United (+124)
King Power Stadium is the venue where James Maddison and Leicester City (2-2-3, 13th in the EPL) will play Manchester United (4-2-1, 4th in the EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Dean Henderson for Manchester United. Leicester are at +203 while the Red Devils are at +124. The total is set at 2.75.
Leicester City faced Crystal Palace in their most recent game and walked away with a draw with a final of 2-2. Leicester City tried 19 dribbles in this outing and completed 12 of those dribbles for a percentage of 63.2%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 72.3% passes received rate by completing 276 out of their 382 pass targets in their last outing.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Leicester City finished at a 55.6% rate by hitting 5 shots on target out of 9 shots. Leicester City sports an average of 1.29 goals per 90 (9 total goals) and have accumulated 7 assists in all games for this campaign.
James Maddison is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Leicester City. Maddison has been in the starting lineup in 161 games so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.27 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from England has 43 goals scored in 14,264 minutes. He has totaled 30 assists while earning 24 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Jamie Vardy, the forward who is from England. Vardy has been on the field for 28,012 minutes during 321 starts and has been handed 38 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 58 times in his career while scoring 175 total goals. He currently averages 0.56 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Leicester City is Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel (247-139-158 mark in his career) has accounted for 183 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 33.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from Denmark has had 2,168 shots attempted at him in 542 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.2 (621 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 72.4. Schmeichel has defended the goal for 48,794 mins and has earned 1,569 saves in his career.
When they last played, Manchester United were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Everton. They wrapped up this match by converting 629 out of their 707 passing attempts earning a rate of 89.0%. Manchester United had a 36.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. Manchester United had 6 shots attempted out of their 13 shots attempted earning them a 46.2% rate in their last outing. Having earned a total of 14 goals and 12 assists in all their games, Manchester United is averaging 2.00 goals and 1.71 assists per 90 min.
Bruno Fernandes will be counted on for Manchester United. The midfielder hailing from Portugal has been on the field for 20,475 minutes and has earned 88 goals. He has 51 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 62 times. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 and has started 232 games thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Cristiano Ronaldo, the forward who represents Portugal. He has 482 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 137 different times. Ronaldo has been given a total of 76 yellow card warnings in 49,444 mins played (549 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.88.
Dean Henderson will be residing in front of the goal for Manchester United. In his career, Henderson has allowed 124 goals and has accounted for 398 stops in 139 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.89 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 73-35-31. He sports a save % of 77.2 and his clean sheet rate is 40.3%. Henderson has recorded 56 clean sheets while seeing 521 shots tried against him in 12,555 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Leicester City (+203)
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