Manchester City vs Sheffield United Prediction, 1/30/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Sheffield United
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-833) Sheffield United (+1700)
Raheem Sterling and Manchester City (12-5-2, 1st in the EPL) host Sheffield United (2-2-16, 20th in the EPL) at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The men protecting the net will be Ederson for Manchester City and Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United. United are at at +1700 while the Citizens are priced at -833. The over/under has been set at 3.25.
Manchester City faced off with West Brom in their most recent match and went home with a win by a final score of 5-0. Manchester City attempted 18 dribbles in this outing and completed 9 of those attempts for a rate of 50.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 91.4% passes received percentage by connecting on 820 of the 897 passing targets last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Manchester City walked away from the pitch at a 38.9% rate by hitting 7 shots on target of 18 total shots. Manchester City sports an average of 1.89 goals per 90 minutes (36 total goals) and have accumulated 25 assists in all matches for the season.
Raheem Sterling is a player who should impact this matchup for Manchester City. He has totaled 49 assists while accumulating 30 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Sterling has been a starter in 235 matches so far in his career and accounts for 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in England has 92 goals scored in 20,917 mins. One more guy who could decide who wins is Phil Foden, the midfielder born in England. He has helped on a goal 5 times during his career while he has scored 10 total goals. Foden has totaled 2,128 mins during 21 starting assignments and has been given a total of 0 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Manchester City is Ederson. Ederson (135-34-31 record during his soccer career) has totaled 91 shutouts, which gives him a 45.5% shutout rate. The goalie born in Brazil has faced 524 shots sent his way in 200 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 0.77 (153 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .731. Ederson has been on the field for 17,882 minutes and has tallied 381 saves so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Sheffield United walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against Manchester United. They wrapped up this outing by converting 183 of the 260 passes they tried for a rate of 70.4%. Sheffield United ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 5 out of the 10 dribbles they pursued. Sheffield United had 3 shots attempted out of the team's 5 shots attempted which gave them a 60.0% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 12 goals and 8 assists in all competitions, Sheffield United averages 0.60 goals and 0.40 assists per 90 minutes.
David McGoldrick will need to provide a lift for Sheffield United. The forward hailing from England has been on the field for 29,328 mins and has scored 107 goals. He has collected 41 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 30 times. He is averaging 0.33 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 328 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Billy Sharp, the forward representing England. Sharp has been given a total of 64 yellow cards in 40,014 minutes (451 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.52. He has accounted for 232 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 56 different times.
Aaron Ramsdale is expected to look after the goal for Sheffield United. Ramsdale has accumulated 16 clean sheets and has defended 376 shots attempted against him in 8,640 mins in his career. He sports a save % of .681 and his clean sheet rate is 16.7%. He has given up 1.60 goals per 90 while earning a record of 23-18-55. So far in his pro soccer career, Ramsdale has allowed 154 goals and has accumulated 252 stops in 96 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Manchester City (-833)
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