Newcastle United vs Burnley Expert EPL Picks 12/14/2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Turf Moor is the venue where Chris Wood and Burnley (5-3-8, 13th in EPL) will play Newcastle United (6-4-6, 11th in EPL) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies are Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United and Nick Pope for Burnley. Burnley are at at +108 while Newcastle United are at +290. The over/under opens at 2.25.
Newcastle United steps onto the field with a record of 6 wins, 4 draws, and 6 losses which is good for 11th in EPL. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 17 goals which is good for 16th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -6, which is good for 14th in the EPL. In discussing shots on target, they have earned a total of 58 which is good for 17th in the EPL. As a group, Newcastle United currently has a total of 137 fouls which means they have an average of 8.6 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 22 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging an attendance of 46,124.
Miguel Almirón is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for the Magpies. The midfielder from Paraguay has taken part in 119 games over the course of his career and has played 9,466 mins. During that time, the 25-year-old has scored 23 goals and has assisted on 24 goals. He has a career average of 79.5 minutes per game. Almirón has been a starter in 107 games and has totaled 102 fouls in that time. In respect to shots on target, Almirón has produced 113 which ranks him 92nd among all players still active and 42nd among midfielders. Joelinton is another guy to watch out for on the team from Newcastle United. The 22-year-old from Brazil has connected on 26 goals in the time he's played soccer which has him ranking 108th among active players in the Premier League. He has played 8,387 minutes in the time he's played soccer which has him ranking 61st among active forwards and holds an average of 71.7 minutes per appearance which has him ranking 169th in the Premier League. In the time he's played pro soccer, he has produced 84 shots on target which has him ranking 55th among active forwards.
Protecting the goal for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka from Slovakia. He has played a total of 15,390 mins in goal over the course of his career. Dúbravka has conceded an average of 1.22 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which puts him at 15th out of all active goalies in the Premier League. For his career, he's allowed 209 goals. He's earned a career save % of .710 which puts him at 17th out of all active goalies.
Burnley will be the team across the field and for the current year they sit with 5 wins, 3 draws, and 8 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are sitting 15th in the league with -8. They currently have a total of 20 goals for 2019. Burnley has a save % as a team of .623 which currently has them ranked 16th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are averaging an attendance of 20,382 putting them at 19th in the league.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Clarets is Chris Wood. The 27 year-old has put 113 balls into the back of the net in the time he's played professional soccer. He sits at 25th among active forwards in assists with 31 and has a total of 272 shots on target. He has played a total of 21,795 mins and holds an average of 64.5 mins per appearance. Another one of the great players on this squad is Ashley Barnes. The forward from Austria has scored 95 goals in his career which has him ranking 16th among active forwards. He also has racked up 527 fouls.
In goal for the Clarets is Nick Pope who has had a good career by allowing only 1.06 goals per 90 mins and that places him 6th in the Premier League. In the 12,609 minutes he has played in his career, he's given up 148 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .748 which places him at 3rd out of all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's EPL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Burnley (+108)
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