Manchester City vs Arsenal Prediction, 8/28/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Arsenal
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-193) Arsenal (+507)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal (0-0-2, 19th in the EPL) go to Etihad Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Manchester City (1-0-1, 9th in the EPL). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Ederson for Manchester City and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Man City are at -193 while the Gunners are at +507. The total opens at 2.75.
Manchester City faced off with Norwich City in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 5-0. Manchester City attempted 18 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 12 of those attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 94.4% passes received percentage by converting 695 out of their 736 passing targets in their last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Manchester City wrapped this game up at a 26.7% rate by landing 4 SoT of 15 total shots. Manchester City is averaging 2.00 goals per 90 (4 total goals) and have racked up 3 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Kevin De Bruyne is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Manchester City. He has accounted for 137 assists while tallying 33 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Bruyne has started 318 matches in his career and tallies 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Belgium has racked up 80 goals in 27,668 minutes.
One more player who could decide who wins is Jack Grealish, the forward hailing from England. Grealish has totaled 16,523 minutes in 180 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 39 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times so far in his career while scoring 35 total goals. He scores 0.19 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Manchester City is Ederson. Ederson has played for a total of 19,682 mins and has tallied 413 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.8 (170 goals given up) and he has a save % of 72.8. The keeper hailing from Brazil has had 570 shots tried against him in 220 career starting assignments. Ederson (150-34-36 record during his soccer career) has recorded 100 shutouts, which leaves him with a 45.5% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Arsenal took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Chelsea. They finished the contest by converting 281 of the 335 pass attempts earning a percentage of 83.9%. Arsenal finished the match with a 60.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. Arsenal converted 3 shots tried out of their 6 shots tried which gave them a 50.0% rate in their last game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should provide a lift for Arsenal. The forward born in France has accumulated 29,677 mins while scoring 203 goals. He has tallied 23 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 53 times. He is averaging 0.62 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 331 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Alexandre Lacazette, the forward born in France. Lacazette has been handed a total of 41 yellow cards in 23,447 professional minutes played (268 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.58. He has scored 150 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 39 times.
Bernd Leno will be residing in front of the goal for Arsenal. Leno has earned 115 shutouts while defending 1,536 shots attempted against him in 34,895 mins in his career. He has a save % of 70.4 and his shutout rate is currently at 29.6%. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 174-99-114. During his pro soccer career, Leno has surrendered 476 goals while earning 1,077 saves in 388 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester City (-193)
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