Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction, 3/7/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Manchester United
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-154) Manchester United (+450)
Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United (14-9-4, 2nd in the EPL) travel to Etihad Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Manchester City (20-5-2, 1st in the EPL). The men protecting the net will be Ederson for Manchester City and David de Gea for Manchester United. Man City are at -154 while the Red Devils are at +450. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Manchester City played Wolverhampton in their last game and took home the win by a score of 4-1. Manchester City attempted 22 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 18 of those dribbles for a percentage of 81.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 92.5% rate by connecting on 741 of the 801 passing attempts in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Manchester City wrapped this game up at a 47.6% rate by hitting 10 shots on target of 21 shots. Manchester City sports an average of 2.04 goals per 90 (55 total goals) and have 37 assists in all games for this campaign.
Kevin De Bruyne is a player who should be able to impact this match for Manchester City. He has accounted for 136 assists while earning 33 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Bruyne has been in the starting lineup in 314 outings in his career and accounts for 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Belgium has accumulated 77 goals in 27,318 mins played. One more guy who should impact this match is Raheem Sterling, the forward hailing from England. Sterling has been on the pitch for 21,446 mins in 241 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 31 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 50 times in his career and he has scored 95 goals. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Manchester City is Ederson. Ederson (143-34-31 record in his career) has accounted for 95 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 45.7% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Brazil has seen 536 shots tried at him in 208 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 0.8 (157 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of 73.1. Ederson has been on the pitch for 18,602 mins and has accumulated 390 saves thus far in his career.
For their last game, Manchester United earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Crystal Palace. Manchester United finished the match with a 65.2% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 15 of the 23 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 534 out of their 618 pass attempts earning a percentage of 86.4%. Manchester United connected on 1 shot on goal out of 12 shots attempted which gave them a 8.3% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 51 goals and 36 assists for all their matches, Manchester United has an average of 1.89 goals and 1.33 assists per 90 min.
Bruno Fernandes should provide a spark for Manchester United. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 216 games during his pro soccer career. The midfielder hailing from Portugal has played 19,035 minutes and has scored 81 goals. He has 48 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 59 times. Be sure to watch out for Marcus Rashford, the forward representing England. He has totaled 53 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 27 different times. Rashford has been handed a total of 15 yellow cards in 11,569 mins (126 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.41.
David de Gea will reside in front of the net for Manchester United. During his professional soccer career, de Gea has allowed 424 goals and has accumulated 1,116 stops in 394 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.08 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 211-92-91. He holds a save % of 73.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently 34.8%. de Gea has racked up 137 shutouts and defended 1,520 shots against him in 35,398 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester City (-154)
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