Manchester City vs Watford Prediction, 4/23/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Watford
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-1193) Watford (+2238)
Phil Foden and Manchester City (23-5-3, 1st in the EPL) host Watford (6-4-22, 19th in the EPL) at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Ederson for Manchester City and Ben Foster for Watford. Man City are at -1193 while Watford are at +2238. The O/U opens at 3.75.
Manchester City faced Liverpool in their last game and walked away with a draw with a final of 2-2. Manchester City attempted 19 dribbles in this game and completed 8 of those attempts for a rate of 42.1%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 90.3% passes received percentage by converting 505 of the 559 passing targets last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Manchester City walked away from the pitch at a 36.4% rate by hitting 4 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Manchester City sports an average of 2.26 goals per 90 min (70 total goals) and have accounted for 44 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Phil Foden is a player who should impact this matchup for Manchester City. He has accounted for 11 assists while accumulating 1 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Foden has had a starting assignment in 49 games in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.42 goals per 90. The midfielder hailing from England has recorded 22 goals scored in 4,662 mins played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder who is from Belgium. He has helped on a goal 140 times in his career while he has scored 91 goals. Bruyne has been on the field for 29,359 mins during 337 starts and has earned himself 33 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.28 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Manchester City is Ederson. Ederson (171-39-38 mark in his career) has accumulated 116 clean sheets, which has earned him a 46.8% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from Brazil has faced 640 shots tried at him in 248 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.8 (189 goals given up) and he holds a save % of 73.0. Ederson has seen the field for 22,202 minutes and has tallied 463 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, Watford went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Brentford. They wrapped up this outing by converting 330 out of their 402 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 82.1%. Watford ended the game with a 35.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Watford converted 4 shots tried out of the team's 16 shots tried earning them a 25.0% rate in their last match. With 30 goals and 24 assists in all competitions, Watford is averaging 0.94 goals and 0.75 assists per 90 minutes.
Emmanuel Dennis should be able to be counted on for Watford. The forward from Nigeria has been on the field for 8,885 mins while scoring 35 goals. He has totaled 29 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 12 times. He is currently averaging 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 105 contests in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Joshua King, the forward who represents Norway. King has been handed a total of 16 yellow card warnings in 19,707 mins played (219 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.27. He has tallied 59 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 26 times.
Ben Foster will look after the goal for Watford. Foster has recorded 116 clean sheets while seeing 2,192 shots tried against him in 42,213 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of 70.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 24.6%. He has allowed 1.40 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 140-135-193. In his pro soccer career, Foster has allowed 657 goals and has accumulated 1,549 stops in 471 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Manchester City (-1193)
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