Brighton & Hove Albion vs Newcastle United EPL Point Spread Picks 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
St. James' Park
Joelinton and Newcastle United (1-1-3, 17th in the English Premier League) host Brighton & Hove Albion (1-2-2, 16th in the English Premier League) at St. James' Park on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The probable starting goaltenders are Mathew Ryan for Brighton & Hove Albion and Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United. The line on this game has Brighton & Hove Albion coming in at +209 and Newcastle United are at +153. The total is set at 2.25.
Brighton & Hove Albion comes into this game holding a mark of 1 win, 2 draws, and 2 losses putting them at 16th in the English Premier League. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 4 goals which has them at 16th in the league. Their goal differential is -3, putting them at 15th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they have a total of 17 which has them at 13th in the league. As a unit, Brighton & Hove Albion has obtained a total of 50 fouls which means they are averaging 10 fouls per contest. They have a total of 5 points for this year and they are averaging a crowd of 29,959.
Glenn Murray is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Seagulls. The forward from England has appeared in 482 contests in the time he's played professional soccer and has totaled 32,991 minutes. In that time, the 35-year-old has a total of 188 goals and has assisted on 39 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 68.4 mins per appearance. Murray has started 387 contests and has racked up 884 fouls over the course of that period. When looking at shots on target, Murray has connected on 466 which has him ranked 3rd out of active players and 3rd among forwards. Pascal Groß is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Brighton & Hove Albion. The 28-year-old from Germany has tallied 30 goals in the time he has played soccer which places him at 93rd among all players still active in the Premier League. He has totaled 19,844 mins in the time he has played soccer which places him at 35th among active midfielders and has an average of 77.5 mins per appearance which places him at 110th in the Premier League. In his professional soccer career, he has 124 shots on target which places him at 34th among active midfielders.
The man looking after the goal for the Seagulls is Mathew Ryan from Australia. He is 27 years old and has played 22,500 minutes minding the net over the course of his career. Ryan has conceded an average of 1.14 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 9th out of all active goalies. During his career, he has allowed 284 goals. He has a career save % of .718 which has him placed 9th out of all active goalies.
Newcastle United will be on the other side of the pitch and for the year they sit with 1 win, 1 draw, and 3 losses. When talking about goal differential, they sit 18th in the EPL with -4. They have earned a total of 4 goals for 2019. Newcastle United has a team save % of .667 which is good for 9th in the EPL, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have an average attendance of 45,896 putting them at 7th in the EPL.
One of the scorers to watch for the Magpies is Joelinton. The 22 year-old has delivered 26 balls past the goalie over the course of his pro soccer career. He is placed at 57th among active forwards in assists with 13 and has produced 81 shots on target. He has played 7,620 minutes and averages 71.9 minutes per appearance. Another player to watch out for on this team Miguel Almirón. The midfielder from Paraguay has a total of 23 goals in his career which is 57th among active midfielders. He also has committed 92 fouls.
In net for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka who has had an marginal career by giving up 1.21 goals per 90 mins and that places him 11th in the league. In the 14,400 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he's allowed 194 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .707 which places him at 16th among active goalies in the league.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brighton & Hove Albion (+209)
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