Leicester City vs Brentford Prediction, 3/20/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Brentford
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (-109) Brentford (+284)
King Power Stadium is the site where Youri Tielemans and Leicester City (9-6-11, 12th in the EPL) will take on Brentford (8-6-15, 15th in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and David Raya for Brentford. Leicester are at -109 while the Bees are priced at +284. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Leicester City took the field against Arsenal in their last game and took a loss by a final of 2-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 91.6% received passes percentage by completing 511 of the 558 passing attempts in their last game. Leicester City tried 4 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 1 of the dribbles for a percentage of 25.0%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Leicester City ended this match at a 50.0% clip by hitting 3 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Leicester City has an average of 1.54 goals per 90 (40 goals in total) and have earned 30 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Youri Tielemans is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Leicester City. Tielemans has started 258 matchups in his career and he has earned 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder representing Belgium has 49 goals scored in 22,924 professional minutes played. He has totaled 43 assists while tallying 32 yellow card warnings during his soccer career.
Another player who should impact this match is James Maddison, the midfielder hailing from England. Maddison has earned 15,517 mins in 175 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 26 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 33 times so far in his career while he has scored 50 total goals. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Leicester City is Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel (254-143-166 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 187 shutouts, which has earned him a 33.3% clean sheet rate. The goalie born in Denmark has had 2,263 shots tried at him in 561 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.2 (654 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 72.3. Schmeichel has been on the field for a total of 50,504 mins and has earned 1,635 stops in his career.
For their last match, Brentford took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Burnley. Brentford had a 42.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 of the 14 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by completing 367 out of their 483 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 76.0%. Brentford connected on 2 shots tried out of 12 shots tried giving them a 16.7% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 31 goals and 19 assists in all competitions, Brentford averages 1.07 goals and 0.66 assists per 90 minutes.
Ivan Toney will be counted on for Brentford. He scores 0.53 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 217 matches during his soccer career. The forward representing England has played 20,033 minutes and has scored 118 goals. He has tallied 64 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 36 times. Make sure to watch out for Bryan Mbeumo, the forward representing France. Mbeumo has earned himself 16 yellow card cautions in 10,838 professional minutes played (130 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.31. He has earned 37 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 23 different times.
David Raya will look after the goal for Brentford. Raya has tallied 57 clean sheets while defending 810 shots attempted against him in 19,530 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 73.3 and his shutout rate is currently at 26.3%. He has allowed 1.06 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 104-57-56. So far in his pro soccer career, Raya has surrendered 230 goals and has earned 591 stops in 217 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Leicester City (-109)
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