Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction, 1/15/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-125) Chelsea (+366)
Etihad Stadium is the site where Jack Grealish and Manchester City (17-2-2, 1st in the EPL) will take on Chelsea (12-7-2, 2nd in the EPL) on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Ederson for Manchester City and Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea. The Pensioners are at at +366 while the Citizens are priced at -125. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Manchester City took the field against Arsenal in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. Manchester City attempted 17 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 9 of the attempts for a rate of 52.9%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 92.2% received passes percentage by completing 582 out of their 631 passing targets last game.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Manchester City finished the game at a 7.1% clip by hitting 1 shot on target out of 14 total shots. Manchester City has an average of 2.43 goals per 90 minutes (51 total goals) and have accounted for 33 assists in all matches this season.
Jack Grealish is a player who should be able to impact this match for Manchester City. He has 37 assists while tallying 39 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Grealish has been a starter in 191 contests during his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing England has earned 36 goals in 17,421 minutes played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder hailing from Belgium. Bruyne has totaled 28,580 minutes in 328 starting assignments and has been handed 33 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 138 times thus far in his career while scoring 85 goals. He averages 0.27 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Manchester City is Ederson. Ederson (165-36-37 record in his career) has accounted for 110 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 46.2% shutout percentage. The keeper from Brazil has had 613 shots sent in his direction in 238 career starts. His GA/90 is 0.8 (182 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 72.9. Ederson has played for 21,302 mins and has tallied 443 saves during his career.
When they last played, Chelsea went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Liverpool. Chelsea ended the game with a 55.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 of the 20 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 477 of the 517 attempted passes earning a rate of 92.3%. Chelsea converted 6 shots attempted out of the team's 15 shots attempted giving them a 40.0% clip when they last took the field. With 44 goals and 29 assists in all their matches, Chelsea has an average of 2.10 goals and 1.38 assists per 90.
Jorginho will be someone to watch for Chelsea. He scores 0.11 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 304 matches so far in his career. The midfielder representing Brazil has accumulated 26,515 minutes and has scored 32 goals. He has accounted for 60 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Romelu Lukaku, the forward representing Belgium. Lukaku has earned himself a total of 29 yellow cards in 30,772 minutes played (338 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.58. He has accounted for 197 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 60 different times.
Kepa Arrizabalaga will look after the net for Chelsea. Arrizabalaga has racked up 60 clean sheets and has defended 714 shots against him in 16,821 career mins. He sports a save percentage of 69.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 32.1%. He has surrendered 1.20 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 80-46-61. During his career, Arrizabalaga has given up 224 goals and has accounted for 498 stops in 187 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chelsea (+366)
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