Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction, 2/7/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Manchester City
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (+175) Manchester City (+150)
Anfield is the site where Mohamed Salah and Liverpool (11-7-4, 4th in the EPL) will take on Manchester City (14-5-2, 1st in the EPL) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Alisson for Liverpool and Ederson for Manchester City. The moneyline on this matchup has Liverpool coming in at +175 and the Citizens are priced at +150. The over/under has been set at 3.
Liverpool took the field against Brighton in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. Liverpool tried 15 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 11 of the dribbles for a rate of 73.3%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 86.1% rate by completing 621 out of their 721 pass targets in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Liverpool wrapped this game up at a 0% rate by putting 0 shots on target of 11 shots. Liverpool has an average of 1.86 goals per 90 minutes (41 total goals) and have accounted for 26 assists in all matches for the season.
Mohamed Salah is a player who can be a difference maker for Liverpool. He has totaled 59 assists while accumulating 9 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Salah has had a starting assignment in 224 games so far in his career and tallies 0.60 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Egypt has racked up 134 goals scored in 20,003 mins. Someone else who should impact this game is Sadio Mane, the forward representing Senegal. He has assisted on a goal 56 times in his career and he has scored 123 total goals. Mane has been on the field for 22,680 mins in 263 starting assignments and has been given 42 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.49 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Liverpool will be Alisson. Alisson has been on the pitch for 14,259 mins and has earned 277 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.72 (88 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .775. The keeper hailing from Brazil has seen 360 shots tried against him in 160 career starts. Alisson (104-33-23 record in his career) has accounted for 74 clean sheets, which has earned him a 46.3% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Manchester City took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Burnley. Manchester City finished the match with a 44.0% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 25 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by completing 761 out of their 808 passing attempts for a rate of 94.2%. Manchester City landed 6 shots tried out of 13 shots tried which had them sitting at a 46.2% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 39 goals and 27 assists for all their matches, Manchester City is averaging 1.86 goals and 1.29 assists per 90 minutes.
Raheem Sterling should be someone to watch for Manchester City. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 236 matches during his career. The forward from England has totaled 21,007 professional minutes while scoring 93 goals. He has accounted for 30 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 49 times. You should also keep an eye on Phil Foden, the midfielder born in England. Foden has been given 0 yellow cards in 2,218 minutes played (22 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.41. He has accumulated 10 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 5 different times.
Ederson will be residing in front of the net for Manchester City. Ederson has racked up 93 shutouts and has seen 525 shots against him in 18,062 minutes in his career. He has a save % of .731 and his clean sheet rate is 46.0%. He has surrendered 0.76 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 137-34-31. In his career, Ederson has conceded 153 goals and has accounted for 382 saves in 202 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Manchester City (+150)
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