Newcastle United vs Leicester City EPL Tips 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
King Power Stadium
Joelinton and Newcastle United (1-2-3, 17th in the English Premier League) head to King Power Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Leicester City (3-2-1, 3rd in the English Premier League). The expected starting goalies are Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Leicester are at at -170 while Newcastle United are at +566. The over/under is set at 2.25.
Newcastle United comes into the game with a record of 1 win, 2 draws, and 3 defeats which puts them at 17th in the English Premier League. So far this season, they have scored a total of 4 goals which has them sitting at 18th in the league. Their goal differential is -4, which puts them at 17th in the league. In discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 18 which has them sitting at 19th in the league. As a group, Newcastle United currently has a total of 49 fouls which means they are averaging 8.17 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 5 points for the year and they have an average attendance of 45,036.
Joelinton is a top player to watch for the Magpies. The forward from Brazil has appeared in 107 games in the time he's played professional soccer and has played a total of 7,710 mins. During that time, the 22-year-old has scored 26 goals and has assisted on 13 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 72.1 minutes per appearance. Joelinton has been a starter in 86 games and has a total of 169 fouls over that period. When looking at shots on target, Joelinton has totaled 81 which ranks him 122nd among all players still active and 55th among forwards. Miguel Almirón is another player to watch out for on the squad from Newcastle United. The 25-year-old from Paraguay has connected on 23 goals in his career which has him sitting in 121st when compared to all players still active in the league. He has played a total of 8,620 mins in his career which has him sitting in 86th among active midfielders and averages 79.1 minutes per appearance which has him sitting in 93rd in the league. In his professional soccer career, he has a total of 109 shots on target which has him sitting in 43rd among active midfielders.
The man looking after the goal for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka from Slovakia. He is 30 years old and has played a total of 14,490 minutes defending the goal in his career. Dúbravka has allowed an average of 1.20 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which has him ranking 11th out of all active goalies in EPL. For his career, he has allowed 194 goals. He has a career save % of .707 which has him ranking 16th among active professional goalies.
Leicester City is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the season they sit with 3 wins, 2 draws, and 1 defeat. Concerning goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the league with +3. They currently have a total of 8 goals for the year. Leicester City has a team save % of .762 which has them ranked 3rd in the league, which tells us chances to score may be limited. They are averaging a crowd of 31,919 ranking them 11th in the league.
One of the best players for the Foxes is Jamie Vardy. The 32 year-old has guided 134 balls into the net in the time he has played soccer. He is 14th among active forwards in assists with 44 and has earned 298 shots on target. He has totaled 22,068 mins and is averaging 78.5 mins per game. Another player to watch out for on this squad James Maddison. The midfielder from England has netted 30 goals in his career which has him ranking 38th among active midfielders. He also has a total of 114 fouls.
In goal for the Foxes is Kasper Schmeichel who has played well in his career by allowing only 1.12 goals per 90 mins and that places him 8th in the league. In the 41,864 mins he's been on the field over the course of his career, he has given up 523 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .726 which has him placed 7th among all goalies still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Leicester City (-170)
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