Newcastle United vs Liverpool EPL Picks & Predictions 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Anfield is the venue where Sadio Mané and Liverpool (4-0-0, 1st in the English Premier League) will take on Newcastle United (1-1-2, 14th in the English Premier League) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies are Martin Dúbravka for Newcastle United and Adrián for Liverpool. Liverpool are at at -749 while Newcastle United are at +2304. The O/U opens at 3.5.
Newcastle United comes into this matchup with a mark of 1 victory, 1 draw, and 2 losses putting them at 14th in the English Premier League. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 3 goals which has them sitting at 19th in the league. Their goal differential is -2, putting them at 14th in the league. Concerning shots on target, they currently have a total of 13 which has them sitting at 13th in the league. As a unit, Newcastle United currently has a total of 33 fouls which means they are averaging 8.25 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 4 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 45,896.
Joelinton is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Magpies. The forward from Brazil has participated in 105 contests over the course of his pro soccer career and has played 7,530 minutes. During that period of time, the 22-year-old has scored 26 goals and has had an assist on 13 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 71.7 minutes per game. Joelinton has started 84 contests and has totaled 167 fouls over the course of that period. When looking at shots on target, Joelinton has connected on 81 which has him sitting in 121st out of active players and 54th among forwards. Miguel Almirón is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Newcastle United. The 25-year-old from Paraguay has scored 23 goals in his professional soccer career which places him at 120th out of all players still active in the EPL. He has played a total of 8,480 minutes in his professional soccer career which places him at 86th among active midfielders and averages 79.3 minutes per game which places him at 93rd in the EPL. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has 107 shots on target which places him at 44th among active midfielders.
The man looking after the net for the Magpies is Martin Dúbravka from Slovakia. He is 30 years old and has played 14,310 minutes minding the goal in his career. Dúbravka has surrendered an average of 1.20 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which places him at 11th among active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he has allowed 191 goals. He's earned a career save % of .708 which places him at 16th out of all active goalies.
Liverpool will be on the other side of the pitch and for the season they sit with 4 victories, 0 draws, and 0 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they sit 2nd in the league with +9. They have earned a total of 10 goals for 2019. Liverpool has a save % as a team of .786 which has them sitting 2nd in the league, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They have an average attendance of 53,316 which is good for 6th in the league.
One of the scorers to remember for the Reds is Sadio Mané. The 27 year-old has delivered 100 balls past the man in net in the time he's played professional soccer. He is sitting at 15th among active midfielders in assists with 47 and has connected on 236 shots on target. He has played 18,610 minutes and averages 76.0 mins per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this team Mohamed Salah. The midfielder from Egypt has netted 103 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which ranks him 2nd among active midfielders. He also has totaled 108 fouls.
In goal for the Reds is Adrián who has had an ok career by giving up 1.35 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 16th in pro soccer. In the 14,412 minutes he's been on the field over the course of his career, he has allowed 216 goals. He holds a career save % of .717 which has him placed 12th out of all goalkeepers still active in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Newcastle United (+2304)
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