Watford vs Manchester City Prediction, 12/4/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Watford vs Manchester City
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Vicarage Road in Hertfordshire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Watford (+950) Manchester City (-455)
Bernardo Silva and Manchester City (10-2-2, 2nd in the EPL) travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday where they'll meet Watford (4-1-9, 17th in the EPL). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Daniel Bachmann for Watford and Ederson for Manchester City. The moneyline on this game has Watford priced at +950 and the Citizens are priced at -455. The O/U is set at 3.5.
Watford took the field against Chelsea in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 72.1% passes received rate by connecting on 305 of the 423 passing targets in their last outing. Watford attempted 14 dribbles in this game and were successful in 8 of the attempts for a rate of 57.1%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Watford finished the game at a 46.2% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 13 total shots. Watford averages 1.36 goals per 90 min (19 goals in total) and have earned 15 assists in all contests for the season.
Emmanuel Dennis is a player who should impact this matchup for Watford. Dennis has been a starter in 90 matchups in his career and he has earned 0.37 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Nigeria has earned 31 goals scored in 7,545 mins. He has totaled 12 assists while earning 26 yellow card cautions in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Joshua King, the forward hailing from Norway. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times in his career while scoring 59 total goals. King has been on the pitch for 18,616 minutes during 206 starts and has earned himself a total of 14 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.29 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Watford is Daniel Bachmann. Bachmann has played for 6,930 minutes and has tallied 121 saves in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 0.7 (55 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 69.8. The goalkeeper hailing from Austria has seen 172 shots attempted at him in 77 starts. Bachmann (39-12-26 mark during his career) has totaled 30 shutouts, which has earned him a 39.0% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Manchester City took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Aston Villa. Manchester City finished with a 54.2% successful dribble rate by connecting on 13 out of the 24 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 558 of the 619 attempted passes earning a percentage of 90.1%. Manchester City connected on 7 shots attempted out of the team's 17 shots attempted which gave them a 41.2% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 27 goals and 18 assists in all their matches, Manchester City averages 1.93 goals and 1.29 assists per 90.
Bernardo Silva will need to provide a spark for Manchester City. The forward from Portugal has earned 16,912 mins while scoring 50 goals. He has accumulated 27 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped on a goal 37 times. He scores 0.27 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 186 contests in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Phil Foden, the midfielder representing England. He has accumulated 18 goals in his career while helping on a goal 9 different times. Foden has been handed 0 yellow cards in 3,513 minutes (36 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.46.
Ederson will reside in front of the net for Manchester City. During his career, Ederson has conceded 177 goals and has accumulated 429 stops in 231 starts. He has conceded 0.77 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 158-36-37. He has a save % of 72.8 and his shutout rate sits at 45.9%. Ederson has earned 106 clean sheets while he has seen 592 shots tried against him in 20,672 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Watford (+950)
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