Manchester City vs Norwich City Prediction, 8/21/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Norwich City
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-1250) Norwich City (+2200)
Jack Grealish and Manchester City (0-0-1, 13th in the EPL) host Norwich City (0-0-1, 19th in the EPL) at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Ederson for Manchester City and Tim Krul for Norwich City. The line on this game has Manchester City coming in at -1250 and the Canaries are priced at +2200. The over/under opens at 3.75.
Manchester City faced Tottenham in their last match and took a loss by a final of 1-0. Manchester City attempted 19 dribbles in this game and completed 12 of the tries for a percentage of 63.2%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 87.7% received passes rate by connecting on 476 out of their 543 pass targets last match.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Manchester City walked away from the pitch at a 22.2% rate by landing 4 shots on target out of 18 total shots. Manchester City has yet to score a goal this season.
Jack Grealish is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Manchester City. Grealish has been in the starting lineup in 179 matchups so far in his career while he scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The forward from England has 34 goals scored in 16,449 minutes. He has accounted for 35 assists while accumulating 39 yellow cards during his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder representing Belgium. He has helped on a goal 137 times so far in his career while scoring 80 total goals. Bruyne has totaled 27,668 mins in 318 starts and has been handed 33 yellow cards. He scores 0.26 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man defending the goal for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson (149-34-36 mark during his career) has earned 99 shutouts, which leaves him with a 45.2% clean sheet percentage. The goalie born in Brazil has faced 570 shots sent his way in 219 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.8 (170 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 72.8. Ederson has seen the field for a total of 19,592 minutes and has earned 413 saves in his career.
In their last game, Norwich city took a loss by a score of 3-0 against Liverpool. They wrapped up this contest by converting 454 of the 519 passes they attempted for a percentage of 87.5%. Norwich city had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 20 dribbles they pursued. Norwich city connected on 4 shots tried out of their 15 shots tried giving them a 26.7% clip when they last took the field.
Teemu Pukki should be able to be counted on for Norwich City. The forward from Finland has been on the field for 26,499 professional minutes and has scored 155 goals. He has tallied 20 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 41 times. He is currently averaging 0.53 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 293 contests in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Todd Cantwell, the midfielder representing England. Cantwell has been handed 17 yellow card cautions in 7,523 mins played (87 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.18. He has earned 15 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 10 times.
Tim Krul will be looking after the net for Norwich City. In his career, Krul has surrendered 465 goals while totaling 1,008 stops in 327 starts. He has given up 1.42 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 133-72-121. He has a save percentage of 68.9 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.4%. Krul has 93 clean sheets and has defended 1,464 shots attempted against him in 29,491 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Manchester City (-1250)
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