Manchester City vs Manchester United Prediction, 3/6/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Manchester United
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-323) Manchester United (+600)
Bruno Fernandes and Manchester United (13-8-6, 4th in the EPL) travel to Etihad Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet Manchester City (21-3-3, 1st in the EPL). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Ederson for Manchester City and David de Gea for Manchester United. Manchester United are at at +600 while the Citizens are priced at -323. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
Manchester City took the field against Everton in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 91.9% received passes percentage by completing 611 of the 665 passing attempts in their last game. Manchester City attempted 23 dribbles in this matchup and converted 14 of those dribbles for a rate of 60.9%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Manchester City wrapped this game up at a 61.5% clip by hitting 8 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Manchester City is averaging 2.30 goals per 90 (62 goals in total) and are sitting with 37 assists in all games for the year.
Kevin De Bruyne is a player who can be a difference maker for Manchester City. Bruyne has had a starting assignment in 333 games during his soccer career and he scores 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Belgium has earned 87 goals scored in 29,023 mins played. He has totaled 139 assists while accumulating 33 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Phil Foden, the midfielder born in England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times thus far in his career while he has scored 22 goals. Foden has played 4,329 minutes in 45 starts and has been given 1 yellow card warning. He sports an average of 0.46 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Manchester City will be Ederson. Ederson (169-37-38 mark in his career) has recorded 114 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 46.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from Brazil has had 632 shots sent in his direction in 244 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.8 (186 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of 73.1. Ederson has defended the goal for a total of 21,842 mins and has 458 stops so far in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Manchester United weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Watford. They finished the contest by connecting on 612 out of their 695 passing tries for a rate of 88.1%. Manchester United had a 63.6% successful dribble rate by completing 14 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Manchester United had 3 shots attempted out of 22 shots attempted which had them at a 13.6% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 43 goals and 36 assists for all their matches, Manchester United is averaging 1.59 goals and 1.33 assists per 90 minutes.
Bruno Fernandes should provide a spark for Manchester United. The midfielder born in Portugal has been on the pitch for 22,069 minutes while scoring 93 goals. He has accumulated 56 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 67 times. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 250 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Cristiano Ronaldo, the forward representing Portugal. Ronaldo has been handed 81 yellow card cautions in 50,974 professional minutes played (566 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.86. He has scored 488 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 140 different times.
David de Gea will reside in front of the net for Manchester United. de Gea has accumulated 144 shutouts and defended 1,653 shots against him in 38,008 minutes in his career. He holds a save percentage of 73.3 and his clean sheet rate is 34.0%. He has conceded 1.09 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 224-101-98. So far in his career, de Gea has conceded 461 goals and has 1,212 saves in 423 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Manchester United (+600)
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