Manchester City vs Leeds United Prediction, 4/10/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Leeds United
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-450) Leeds United (+1200)
Patrick Bamford and Leeds United (13-3-14, 11th in the EPL) head to Etihad Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Manchester City (23-5-3, 1st in the EPL). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Ederson for Manchester City and Illan Meslier for Leeds United. Leeds United are at at +1200 while the Citizens are priced at -450. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Manchester City faced off with Leicester City in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 2-0. Manchester City attempted 17 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 58.8%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 87.8% passes received percentage by completing 506 out of their 576 passing attempts in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Manchester City finished at a 33.3% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 12 total shots. Manchester City averages 2.10 g/90 (65 total goals) and have accounted for 41 assists in all matches this year.
Kevin De Bruyne is a player who should impact this matchup for Manchester City. He has totaled 136 assists while tallying 33 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Bruyne has been in the starting lineup in 317 outings thus far in his career and he has earned 0.26 G/90. The midfielder from Belgium has totaled 79 goals in 27,566 professional minutes. Someone else who should impact this match is Riyad Mahrez, the forward representing Algeria. He has helped a teammate on a goal 60 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 75 total goals. Mahrez has played 20,769 mins in 237 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 12 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.33 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson has played for 18,962 mins and has accumulated 400 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.8 (161 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of 73.4. The goalie born in Brazil has faced 548 shots sent in his direction in 212 career starts. Ederson (146-34-32 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 97 clean sheets, which has earned him a 45.8% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Leeds United earned three points by winning 2-1 against Sheffield United. Leeds United earned a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 of the 21 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 411 of the 500 passes they tried for a percentage of 82.2%. Leeds United landed 8 shots tried out of their 23 shots tried which gave them a 34.8% clip in their last game. Having tallied 45 goals and 34 assists in all competitions, Leeds United has an average of 1.50 goals and 1.13 assists per 90.
Patrick Bamford should provide a lift for Leeds United. The forward from England has totaled 17,149 mins and has scored 94 goals. He has collected 20 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped on a goal 17 times. He currently averages 0.49 G/90 and has started 194 games in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Helder Costa, the forward representing Angola. Costa has been given a total of 14 yellow cards in 11,003 professional minutes played (125 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.21. He has earned 26 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 26 different times.
Illan Meslier will look after the net for Leeds United. During his pro soccer career, Meslier has surrendered 83 goals and has totaled 130 saves in 67 starts. He has given up 1.24 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 33-13-21. He holds a save % of 74.6 and his shutout rate is currently 37.3%. Meslier has earned 25 shutouts while defending 173 shots tried against him in 6,030 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Leeds United (+1200)
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